All Cameron Heather History Company tours start on May 1st 2018 and will run every day throughout the summer months of May, June, July and August and so on after.
Every guest’s historical journey starts from the airport or the station where they are picked up and transported to their accommodation in one of the clans privately owned Austin 7’s. The Edinburgh Day Tour starts bright and early the next morning at the lovely fresh hour of 8am where guests are met at their accommodation by one of our lovely kilted guides, some of whom are Cameron’s themselves. For the whole day guests can enjoy being driven around Edinburgh in an Austin 7 going to places where no normal car can go. The first stop on the tour is Edinburgh Castle where your guide will give you a private tour discussing the history of the castle and its ties to the Cameron clan. (They once lived there!) After the castle, guests will then walk down the famous Royal Mile and take a visit to the historic Mary King’s close where much of Edinburgh’s history lies beneath. Here our guide will speak about the history of the Royal Mile and with relation to the Cameron Clan. After a visit to Mary Kings Close, guests will then walk down to the glorious Holy-rood House, the Edinburgh residence of the current Queen. Here, our guide will give guests a private tour of the house discussing the ties the Cameron clan has with it and the current royal family. After taking a tour around the house guests are then invited to have tea outside in the house cafe where they are free to ask the guide any questions or go to the gift shop. After a short break of an hour, guests are then driven to the famous Grassmarket in the Old Town which was first created in 1363 and features many old pubs dating back centuries. Here our guide will give guests a short talk on the incredible history of the area. (It was the sight of hangings and food markets at the same time!) Guests will also be allowed to walk up Victoria Street which is adjacent to the Grassmarket and is said to be the place J.K Rowling thought of as Diagon Alley when writing the Harry Potter series. A quick walk up the Grassmarket also leads to the very exclusive George Herriots School where many a Cameron Clan member was educated. Here our guide will give a small talk on the famous Cameron Clan members who attended there and their places in history. A quick ride later, the classic Austin 7 fits right in with the wealthy suburb of Stockbridge which was built in the 19th century and where our guide will talk guests through many of the historical buildings there and their significance to Scotland and the Cameron Clan. Guests will also be allowed time to visit some of the exclusive shops there such as Dolce and Gabbana. After a visit to Stockbridge our guide will drive guests to the wealthy suburb of Cramond where guests can walk along the famous Cramond beach where World War Two fortifications that were constructed as a submarine defense still stand. Here our guide will take guests through the history of Edinburgh and the Cameron Clan with regards to World War Two. Finally, after a day of touring guests will stop at the famous Sheeps Heid Inn in the former little village of Duddingston, just behind Arthur’s seat, which dates back to the 1360’s and where many a Cameron Clan member has been seen to be. Here guests will be able to relax and enjoy a few drinks next to a roaring fire. They will also have the opportunity to hear some of the drunken stories of the Cameron Clan at the Inn over the centuries if they wish. After a few drinks inside, the day will end with a glass of single malt, from the Cameron Clan’s own collection, outside and a toast to our loved ones who are no longer here as is tradition in the Cameron Clan after a get together. Guests will then be driven back to their accommodation. The Tour should last until 9pm with just enough time for guests to see some of Edinburgh’s rich nightlife.