2019 is the 130th anniversary of the opening of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Starting inside the Portrait Gallery, historian Alastair Learmont will take a closer look at George Reid’s portrait of John Ritchie Findley, founder of the gallery and 19th-century proprietor of the Scotsman newspaper, before moving outside to look at the historic Scotsman building in the context of The Bridges and the old town.
Please come dressed for the weather, and be ready and able to walk at a reasonable pace. Tours walk at an easy pace and cover less than a mile of walking. Our tours are generally appropriate for all ages and fitness levels, but please use your best judgment. The tours will go on rain or shine. However, in cases of severely inclement weather on the day of the tour, the tour will remain in the gallery.
Located in the city centre on Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is easy to access.
Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
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