The Team

Why travel all day long in a coach to see Scotland pass you by through a window, when you can breathe it, feel it and experience it on Edinburgh’s doorstep?

Paul James-Griffiths - Edinburgh Christian Heritage Walking Tours

Paul James-Griffiths

Paul James-Griffiths is the director of Soul of Scotland Tours. He read ancient history and classical studies at University and used to say that anything after Augustine was modern. He has worked as a teacher and as a chaplain for London’s West End theatres and was a member of the Actors’ Centre. In 2009 he pioneered Christian Heritage Edinburgh. He has written several books, including A Spiritual History of the Royal Mile and a novel called The Seers. He is married to Isolde.

Isolde James-Griffiths - Tours In Edinburgh Scotland


Isolde James-Griffiths

Isolde James-Griffiths is the administrator of Soul of Scotland Tours and she is also a professional singer who trained at Darmstadt Academy. She has been a P.A. for leading classical musicians in Germany and established Eternity, an Edinburgh-based chamber music group in 2006. She recorded her first album called Seasons of the Soul, which is an a cappella rendition of Scottish Psalms for four voices.

Abi - Heritage Tours and Travels For All...Even Pets



Abi is Paul and Isolde’s collie and she was born on a farm in the Scottish borders. She accompanies them on some of the tours and loves people. If you listen carefully, you might hear her sing along with Isolde in a quiet, sensitive way.

Featured Tours

Edinburgh Heritage Walking Tours

Famous Scots Tour

£10.00 to £15.00 per person

Christian Heritage Tours For Edinburgh Sightseeing

Christian Heritage Tour

£10.00 to £15.00 per person

Pilgrimage Tours Edinburgh - Enjoy a Heritage of Scotland Christian Pilgrimage Tour

Pilgrimage Tours

Bespoke tours on request

On Tuesday last week you guided me together with a group of Swiss PhD students through Edinburgh. I want to say thank you for the skilful, passionate and interesting tour. You and your wife do a good job.


from Switzerland

Thanks for an insightful, entertaining and sensitive city-walk to vitalize our knowledge on the Scottish reformation with its meaningful links with the Swiss reformation.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Heuser

University of Basel

Contact Us

Meeting Point

St. Columba's Free Church of Scotland,
1 Johnston Terrace,