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Article published 26/10/2023

Award-winning social enterprise Invisible Cities has announced its latest expansion, Invisible Scottish Borders, which is supported by the Scottish Borders Council and the Local Action Group and is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2024.

Invisible Cities, which first launched in Edinburgh in 2016, trains people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city and offer alternative tours to locals, tourists and business visitors.

Work on Invisible Scottish Borders has commenced following an investment of more than £18,000 from the local council and will see the launch of in-person and/or virtual tours alongside key support services for those experiencing or affected by homelessness.

Invisible Cities is currently looking for local partners, either to recruit, train people to become guides and to support with the development of unique walking tours and content.

Discussing the latest launch in the Invisible Cities portfolio, CEO, Zakia Moulaoui said: "At Invisible Cities we are incredible excited to launch in the Scottish Borders. It will be a New challenge for us to start training and tours in a more rural context but one we are ready for!"

Invisible Cities can also create a bespoke tour for visiting organisations and delegates. Tours currently run in six locations across the UK including Edinburgh (also available virtually), Glasgow, Cardiff, Liverpool, Manchester and York.
To find out more about the work of Invisible Cities click here.