Truly Edinburgh, an Edinburgh visitor guide, is the website of freelance copywriter Neil Gunn.
Whether you love exploring historic buildings, beautiful outdoor spaces, cultural and artistic events or visiting fascinating museums, you’ve come to the right place. So join me as I discover and rediscover Edinburgh one place at a time.
To ensure Truly Edinburgh has the most appropriate content, it draws on the key triggers, identified by Visit Scotland, for travel to Scotland (domestic and international visitors). Among them history, culture, heritage, and events.
- Truly Edinburgh content is designed to build awareness of the city’s attractiveness as a tourism destination among those who have not yet visited Scotland.
- The depth of coverage is designed to encourage prior visitors to return – there’s much more than just the castle and the Royal Mile…
- Truly Edinburgh also aims to highlight the fact that Edinburgh is an ideal base for travel to other parts of Scotland.
In the end I couldn’t resist adding some articles on other parts of Scotland along with some biographies of the of early monarchs and other historical figures.
About Neil Gunn
In more than 20 years of copywriting I’ve written some serious material for Glasgow and Edinburgh Universities and the Scottish Government. I’ve also provided research for BBC Radio 4.
I’ve written hard copy for publications in the UK, America, Canada and Australia and online content for a myriad of websites.
I’ve gained experience writing travel for some of the big boys – Expedia, Tui and Citalia – and researched and written feature articles on Scotland’s history and heritage for the American market. I’ve presented my research material to a representative of the Court of the Lord Lyon, the body responsible for heraldic affairs in Scotland, and written and organised a worldwide PR campaign on behalf of an American/Scottish arts and heritage organisation. I have also helped to produce events held during New York Tartan Week. Also promotional material for an annual concert of Scottish poetry and music in New York. In addition I have just completed a short history, in book form, of one of the leading Scottish clan societies.
This is only some of the copywriting experience I bring to the table.
Never stop travelling
Travelling is in my blood. Outside Edinburgh I’ve explored Scotland from the Borders to the Highlands visiting castles and cathedrals and enjoying some of the country’s best-loved attractions. I’ve stayed in 5-star hotels, intimate guesthouses and wet and windy campsites. Although I have never had a deep fried Mars Bar I’ve tasted some of the best cuisine there is. Scotland has so much to offer an enthusiastic gastronome.
Further afield, I’ve explored historic buildings and beautiful places in many of Europe’s great cities. In North Africa, I’ve walked in the Sahara and taken tea with the Bedouin.
In the Middle East I’ve dipped my toes in the Red Sea, Dead Sea and the River Jordan, explored Nabatean ruins in Jordan, holy places in Israel and historic sites in the Palestinian Territories.