"Invisible Neighbourhoods" is a project by Invisible Cities. Every year, we take thousands of tourists and locals on our tours but we also want people to discover their local areas, or lesser known parts of our neighbourhoods.
*Lassie is often used in Scotland to describe a young girl, a lass, a woman.
In Leith (Edinburgh) we have created a fun activity pack for you to discover the inspirational women of the area.
Lack of representation of inspiring historical and contemporary women is often an issue in our cities. In Edinburgh, a few of our guides in training, under the mentoring of existing guides, have looked into some of the women that they believed should be represented more. They focused on one area of the Scottish capital: Leith. It is a vibrant and close-knit community and yet some of the most important women of the area are merely present.
Together they have created a fun activity pack, for children of all ages to discover who the women of Leith are. Including a workbook, stickers and pencils, it comes in a unique totebag, designed to represent Leith. You can find our activity pack in our merchandise section below!
Are you interested in finding out who the most inspiring women of the UK are? Check out our card game, deisgned for International Women's Day and that includes women from all corners of the country. The game can be played with the whole family and is also available below!
In Manchester, our guides have been working with the local community to create local tours. Our neighbourhood tours will be shorter (and cheaper) than our regular tours! Interested? Find out more below.
Guides in Manchester have held consultation sessions with the community in Fallowfield to discuss interesting buildings and stories in their areas. Together they hope to develop a localised tour and resources, that will be available to the community but also anyone interested in finding out more about this specific area of the city! More information on this coming soon!
In partnership with Urban Union, Invisible (Glasgow) is proud to work on content to make the public as well as Glaswegian, the stories of this vibrant are!
More information on our local tour of the Gorbals & Lauriston and the launch of Invisible Neighbourhood in Glasgow coming soon!