Rebus Tours is the official site for the acclaimed walking tours of Edinburgh based on the best-selling Inspector Rebus books by Ian Rankin. Since their launch in 2000, the tours have attracted Rebus fans old and new from all over the world on a discovery of the “alternative” side to Edinburgh that lies behind the normal tourist haunts. Informed personal guiding and selected readings from the Rebus novels - in many of the locations featured in the books - bring Edinburgh alive for both the die hard Ian Rankin fan and those new to the world of Inspector Rebus

June 30th 2012

Here are some photographs from the day that Resilient Business Systems decided to take the tour and become the (un)official photographer, drop us a line if you recognise yourself and we will be happy to tag you and give you a loud, large, hello

broad daylight photograph © broad daylight

I set out to write novels which would explore contemporary Edinburgh and take the reader into the City's secret heart, where few tourists go. Colin Brown consolidates this with his entertaining and knowledgeable walking tours - and you're never more than fifty yards from a pub, so Rebus himself would doubtless approve.

~Ian Rankin, Edinburgh