What happened in Edinburgh
Edinburgh is where we are based and many of the places that we know and love took part this year. It was fantastic to see so many local faces taking part and celebrating the weekend with us.
Juliana Capes lead a magnificent descriptive art tour starting at Dovecot, then onto Talbot Rice Gallery and Stills before ending at The Fruitmarket Gallery for lunch. The galleries are all located within an easy half mile walk of each other within Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, which was really accessible.
The familiarisation tour focused on the galleries buildings and their current exhibitions. Juliana took the tour through detailed descriptions at each venue, which brought these creative environments to life. Additionally, a portable hearing loop was carried around throughout the tour and was always available and a tour member was thrilled that they could use the loop throughout the tour.
Juliana leading the 'Sense of Place tour' in Stills.
Elsewhere in the city people could enjoy special accessible screenings at both at the Cameo and Filmhouse Cinema, try out the new Majestic Bus at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, enjoyed free dance class at Dance Base, learnt about the making of Whisky at the Scotch Whisky Experience, explored making accessible tools at Edinburgh Tool Library, enjoyed tours at the Scottish Parliament with a fantastic Performance from Edinburgh Signing Choir and these are only a handful of brilliant events that happened in the city!
The Signing Choir at the Scottish Parliament