Your pupils won’t even realise they’re learning, whether they’re taking part in a workshop, treasure hunt or a tour led by one of our costumed performers. We know exactly how to bring the Curriculum for Excellence to life – through inspiring places and vivid storytelling.

Our sister company, Mercat Tours, was started by history teachers back in 1985. So we’ll start by asking exactly which learning outcomes you’d like to achieve. We normally work with pupils aged 7-14, but we’re happy to design a day for just about any year group.

Every class is different. So your package will be built around your brief, and designed to make a lasting impression with the group.

The format? We have lots of great ideas, but typically your pupils will unearth clues, uncloak historical characters – and see for themselves how Edinburgh has changed through the centuries. If you like, we can even bring the stories directly to your classroom.

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We work closely with Historic Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland. So if you’d like to visit the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh Castle, the Georgian House or Gladstone’s land, just ask. 

Then there are our very own Blair Street Underground Vaults – chilling in every sense.

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About This Service

  • Trained, accredited team
  • An experience designed to your exact needs
  • One call takes care of everything
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Transform your next event with our storytelling expertise. Together we’ll plan an unforgettable meeting, unique incentive or a perfect evening for your corporate guests. We can also train your staff and inspire your pupils. Why Mercat Presents?