Hill & Adamson Walking Tour: 1840s Edinburgh Old and New

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

24 Sep, 2-4pm

Starting at the Portrait Gallery and finishing at the Scottish National Gallery at the foot of the Mound, join historian Alastair Learmont, which places the work of pioneering photographers in the social and cultural context of their time. The tour will begin in our Hill & Adamson: A Perfect Chemistry exhibition at the Portrait Gallery looking at the remarkable topographic photos of their Edinburgh work at a time of rapid change in the city. Themes include the Great Disruption, the construction of the Scott Monument and the building of headquarters of the Commercial Bank - all caught on camera. This tour complements the photographic tour on Fri 22 Sep with Roddy Simpson. Please come dressed for the weather, and be ready and able to walk at a reasonable pace. Tours cover less than two miles of walking and are generally appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, but please use your best judgment. The tours will go on rain or shine. However, in cases of severely inclement weather on the day of the tour, the tour will remain in the gallery.

We recommend booking to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited to 15 places. See the link below to book tickets, £12 (£10), PG.


Scottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street

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Hill & Adamson
David Octavius Hill and Professor James Miller. Known as 'The Morning After "He greatly daring dined"'. Courtesy of The Scottish National Portrait Gallery.