The Case of The Heritage Detectives and Edinburgh’s Grisly Past…

When the Bossman said we had a bunch of teenagers coming in to create sound effects for a play, I had no idea they would be so passionate and well informed about Edinburgh’s history…well I thought I could tell some stories until I met the Heritage Detectives this summer…sheesh…we had pretty much a full house when they trooped up the stairs to the Offbeat Studio with Maggie Aitken from DaisyChainAssociates…my god, could they spin some grisly yarns about Edinburgh’s murky past, wow…


The Heritage Detectives are a group of Edinburgh’s young people who have been exploring their own heritage, supported by Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Circle Scotland and DaisyChainAssociates- funded by HLF young Roots.

Have a listen to this interview with Maggie where she explains a bit about what they got up to…

Their play “The Amazing Mis-Adventures Of Bondi Brenda and the Heritage Detectives” with all the Offbeat sound effects to back them up was performed at Edinburgh’s Doors open Day, City Art’s Centre and Scottish Parliament. Go and check out People Making Waves and get inspired!

About jen offbeat

well hey, what to say about me... I'm young enough to believe in wishing on birthday cake candles but old enough to know better... ...remember the song "Hey Mickey"? (f you don't, look it up, it's hilarious, Toni Basil sang it and did a music vid in her cheerleading gear for it) Well when it came out (back in the bad old '80s) I used to dress up in my pink tutu and do the little dance to anybody at home...and no, I don't do that anymore...well ok, only if I've had a few happy drinks and you ask very nicely... Everytime anyone asks me if I've been somewhere before I always say "yeah, when I was about 7" so in my head I did a grand tour of everywhere in that one glorious year and then did absolutely nothing until yesterday... Ok, the embarrassing fact is I get tearful around Santa Claus, I haven't admitted that to anyone before, but I drag my daughter to see Santa in his grotto at Christmas and then I have to pretend I have an allergy to fake snow...

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