Festival Soundings of Edinburgh

Walking piece details

Duration 75 minutes
Cost Free

Welcome to our soundwalk, Festival Soundings of Edinburgh, which showcases the thoughts and memories of Edinburgh’s residents relating to the city’s festivals. This walk is published as part of the Sound Walk September festival.

Please go here using your portable device to find and stream our free soundwalk, that can be undertaken on location or remotely using the SonicMaps player.

If you are walking, you will find a suggested route starting at the Storytelling Centre and finishing by Waverley Station that should take roughly 75 minutes of walking to complete over 5.5-6km. We also encourage you to take time and reflect in the different parks and urban environment that the walk explores.

Be vigilant when crossing roads and do take note of your environment during the tour. Please leave your browser open and use headphones for the best listening experience. You may wish to bring a portable charger to ensure you device’s battery power stays topped up.

We would like to thank our contributors, Charlie, Eric, Hillery, Kelly, Lucy, Paul, and Scott for their time. We would also like to thank the Mostly Walking YouTube channel and zapsplat.com for the ambient sounds used in during the walk.

We welcome your own contributions to this walking project. If you would like to contact us about the walk or share your memories, please contact us here.


Hosted by: Edinburgh Napier University and the Museum of Walking

Jack Pedersen

Jack Pedersen

I'm an MSc International Festival and Event Management student at Edinburgh Napier University. Before this, I was a Lecteur at a university in northwest France. I enjoy taking strolls around the Waters of Leith, Edinburgh, where I am now based. I am cur...

Benedetta Piccio

Benedetta Piccio

Benedetta Piccio is a third-year PhD student at Edinburgh Napier University, at the Business School. Her thesis project is titled Women, Festival Leaders, and Social Transformations: An International Comparison. She is looking at feminist studies and movem...

Louise Todd

Louise Todd

I am an academic based at Edinburgh Napier University, and a visual artist. In both aspects of my work, I am concerned with people and places through the lens of tourism, both as a phenomenon, and as a set of practices. My interests reflect how we gaze upo...

Andrew Stuck

Andrew Stuck

Founder Online Jury 2022 Online Jury 2023

Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...

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