Back in 1985, our sister company was founded by a history teacher – and an unshakeable belief in the power of storytelling. 

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It’s fair to say we know our stuff.

Mercat Presents brings all the experience of Mercat Tours to your corporate event or private party. We also work with schools – as well as training and supporting teams from other visitor attractions.

As you’ve probably guessed, we’re about as far from chalk and textbooks as you can possibly imagine.

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Every Mercat Presents performer and guide is trained by us and accredited by Edinburgh Napier University. Every story we tell is rooted in historical fact – and shared with real passion.

Every great performance starts with great performers.

Our performers bring key historic moments to life – from enlightenment habits to gruesome murders. Fully costumed and perfectly prepared, relax and let them enthral your guests.

“History is a damn good story, what it needs is a damn good telling.

The Mercat Family 1984/85


An evening of entertainment built around the tales and characters lurking in your venue’s past. A quiz designed to delight a special corporate client or guest of honour. Or simply a company that listens to what you’re looking to achieve, then goes out of their way to deliver.

We come with lots of ideas and inspiration – but no preconceptions. Simply tell us what you’re looking to achieve, and we’ll make it happen – seamlessly.

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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?