West End Sound Walks

 

Edinburgh’s West End BID has collaborated with MSc Sound Design students from Edinburgh College of Art to take you on a journey of discovery.

These 3 audio soundscapes delve into what makes Edinburgh’s West End unique, enabling you to uncover our hidden gems on foot.

Whether you choose to download 1 Sound Walk or all 3, each audio piece has a supporting downloadable map to help you find your way around. We encourage you to take your time and enjoy exploring the area at your leisure; you can pause your Sound Walk at any point should you wish to spend a little longer at any of the treasures you discover en route.

Be prepared for some surprises and challenges along the way!

Ready? Let the journey begin…..

 

A Historical Tour of Edinburgh’s West End:

 

Be transported back in time to discover the secrets behind the doors of the grand Georgian houses that line the streets and hear why long-standing West End residents love living in the area.

 

Press play when using a mobile device to automatically download this sound file. Sound Walk created by Sabrina Rodgers.

 

 

A Journey through Edinburgh’s West End:

 

Tells the story of the eclectic mix of businesses that make the area bustle and thrive, as well as tips on where to stop for a coffee or bite to eat. Listen carefully, there are two challenges en route! Accept the challenges and you’ll be in with a chance of winning some West End prizes!* Keep and eye on our Instagram page for winners announcements.

 

Press play when using a mobile device to automatically download this sound file. If you have internet connection you can also view this Sound Walk route through Google. Sound Walk created by Gabrielle Haley and Ana Betancourt; founders of Black Goblin Sound Design.

 

 

A Mystery Tour through Edinburgh’s West End:

 

Inspired by Edinburgh born Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes, this Sound Walk invites you to follow a series of clues to find a secret word. Once you’ve solved the mystery we invite you back to this page to enter the secret word. You’ll automatically be entered into a prize draw to win West End goodies!*

 

Press play when using a mobile device to automatically download this sound file. Sound Walk created by Adrian Barahona Rios.

I’ve solved the Mystery

*Throughout August a winner will be selected at random every week for both A Journey Through Edinburgh’s West End and A Mystery Tour through Edinburgh’s West End. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for winners announcements!