Sinister city - A Stroll through Edinburgh's dark and criminal past

There is a long list of crime novelists who have used Edinburgh as a backdrop - from Arthur Conan Doyle to Ian Rankin. The modern crime writer seems to have developed a lurid taste for its dark and sinister streets, where, in the words of Ian Rankin, 'The stories are in the stone'. This walking tour will give you a taste of the dark side of The Festival City as it weaves its way through the back streets of the Old Town and recalls a city of mob violence, squalor and murder. Hear its whispers, gossip, myths and anecdotes. Meet its legendary and infamous characters in a secluded, yet fascinating part of the city.