ORIGINS

Edinburgh for Groups is the brainchild of Allan Foster, a writer and tour operator in Edinburgh where his famous ‘Literary Pub Crawl’ is enjoyed by visitors from all over the world. He created ‘Edinburgh for Groups’ in 2011 in response to feedback from visiting international groups who expressed a desire for authentic local experiences and locales that were more in tune with the city than its shortbread Disneyland image. Edinburgh for Groups, therefore, was created as the antithesis to the tourist trail, offering the real-life, tangible and genuine Edinburgh that is usually elusive to the tourist. Together with local musicians, actors, poets and storytellers Allan has created events and tours that reflect this ethos and hopefully give visitors a holiday to remember.
Allan Foster is also author of The Literary Traveller in Edinburgh: A Book Lover’s Guide to the World’s First City of Literature; The Literary Traveller in Scotland; Sherlock Holmes and Conan Doyle Locations: A Visitor’s Guide; The Movie Traveller: A Film Fan’s Travel Guide to the UK and Ireland and The Movie Quiz Companion.