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New guides, new training!

Written on February 22, 2017

We’re delighted to welcome a new intake of trainee guides who have joined Invisible (Edinburgh) this week!

Four new recruits; Angie, Graham, Lee and Michael have begun their training with the aim of joining our existing team of tour guides in sharing their unique story of Edinburgh with visitors to the city.

Our trainee guides have all connected with Invisible (Edinburgh) through our strong links with social organisations in the city, with successful referrals from Social Bite, Raised Voices, CRISIS and the Grassmarket Community Project.

New recruits will benefit from an exciting development in our training network as Real Talk, a new Edinburgh based social enterprise, join our list of trainers.

Real Talk is a growing initiative that encourages and supports individuals in finding their voice and sharing their narratives through the power of storytelling, all within a safe, warm and engaging environment.

This new collaboration will see Real Talk provide storytelling workshops to our trainees, helping them to plan and structure their guided tours.

We’d also like to thank to our existing training partners who will continue to support us over the coming year. Though CRISIS we are able to provide modules on topics such as self confidence and public speaking whilst all of our guides gain First Aid qualifications with the help of our friends at Aiding Your Way.

These are exciting times at Invisible (Edinburgh) with new faces bringing enthusiasm and new ideas to the organisation. With hushed talk of forthcoming tours based around Leith and the Edinburgh Festival, there will be plenty more to report soon!

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