The heart of a community – where do our Edinburgh tours take you?

In the second of a series of new posts we’re highlighting another of the lovely landmarks, social enterprises and local businesses we pass by during our tours.

This week we’re featuring the superb Grassmarket Community Project!

As the name suggests, the organisation is based in the iconic ‘Grassmarket’ neighbourhood of central Edinburgh. We share an awful lot in common with this social enterprise as they also offer support and opportunity to those who have been experiencing homelessness.

The Grassmarket Community Project takes an innovative approach to creating community and providing sanctuary and support to participants, many of whom are amongst the most vulnerable of our citizens.

Through mentoring, training and education offered in a nurturing environment, the project helps to develop the skills which enable participants to reach their full potential and move away from unhealthy and unsociable cycles.

We work closely with the Grassmarket team and really enjoy everything they organise. Last year our guide Biffy took part in one of their excellent discussion panels on the issue of women’s education, whilst our founder Zakia spoke at their excellent World Homelessness Day event .

The project runs a superb café which we always visit as part of our guided routes. They offer amazing food and hot beverages and a 20% discount to everyone popping in during one of our tours!

For more information, please visit their website!