See Your City, Hear Your Stories: Mercat Tours to thank local community with exclusive free tours of hidden Edinburgh for one day only

On 1 July 2018 Edinburgh’s award-winning storytellers, Mercat Tours, are offering residents with an EH postcode the chance to rediscover and enjoy their City by taking part in an exclusive free tour of hidden Edinburgh – entitled See Your City, Hear Your Stories.

The date celebrates exactly 33 years since founder Des Brogan set up the company with some fellow history teachers, when he himself was 33. His daughter Kat Brogan now runs the family business and is offering the exclusive invite to locals, with the simple aim of thanking the Edinburgh community for all the help they’ve given to Mercat Tours’ success.

Explaining Kat said: “Remembering our roots and being part of Edinburgh’s community is at the heart of everything Mercat Tours does, it is key to who we are and the experience we offer visitors. From Edinburgh’s fascinating history to the spirit the city and people have to this day, it attracts visitors from across the world and we’re delighted to welcome them, and give jobs to locals who want to give a 5-Star experience.

“The incredible stories and continued support from our friends and neighbours in Edinburgh and Lothians have played a vital role in making our tours the award winning five-star experiences that they are. To thank them on 1 July 2018, our 33rd birthday, we’re offering those in an EH postcode an exclusive chance to take part in this tour specifically designed for locals to rediscover their city, as well as see areas and hear stories that may surprise them. As thousands of Edinburgh people will know from when Dad taught them in local high school, he established Mercat Tours with the simple belief that ‘history is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling.’ Like all our tours, every day, our birthday treat for locals will continue this great storytelling tradition that Scotland is renowned for the world over.”

Spaces for the exclusive ‘See Your City, Hear Your Stories’ tour are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. The tours start at 1pm on Sunday 01 July and last 1hr 15min. For more information see: