Saturday, 7 June 2008

Radical Walk with Allan Armstrong

12.30 to 2 pm, 8th June 2008, walk through the Old Town meet at Canongate Project, 8 St Mary's Street
Allan Armstrong has taken an interest in the radical history of Scotland and Ireland for most of his life. Allan is a socialist, activist and trade unionist. Allan will look at the role Edinburgh's Old Town played in shaping radical Scotland and the world. From dissident lawyers, dissenters and protesters to riots and marches to Marx and Engels. Allan will explore the graves, lanes and closes of the Old Town taking you on an adventure of protest, declaration and the demand for liberty and equality.

Edinburgh's "radical road" around the crags was built by "radicals" fleeing persecution from the west of Scotland (in the 19th Century) who were given sanctuary and work in the city, the Radical Road was the fruits of their labour.
For a wider view of the radical road click here

NB: The walk will not include a walk up the radical road