Leith Walkers

Colourful characters

Anyone that has been down Leith Walk, knows that there are some pretty colourful characters there. I took photos of some of the most interesting folk, in black and white.

Larger than life

I was awarded funding from Creative Scotland to print 21 life-size boards and stickers that were placed on the hoardings and shop windows all the way down Leith Walk.

On show

I held an exhibition at Leith Walk based pub, Woodland Creatures. All photos were taken on Leith Walk, printed at a Leith printers and I bought all the frames from Leith Walk charity shops. I was amazed to sell 14 prints, with all profits going to Leith charity, The Cyrians.


The project was shortlisted for 2 awards. The first was a DADI award for Campaign Which Became Viral, and the second was for the Social Buzz Awards in the Best Socially Responsible Initiative category. Unfortunately, it didn’t win either of them! But it was great to be shortlisted and got me thinking about where I can take the project in the future.


The project got some nice coverage, being featured in The Herald and a lovely double spread in The Edinburgh Evening News. It was also featured on STV, Edinburgh Spotlight, Edinburgh Council and The List.  I was also interviewed by Buzz magazine who wrote a 4 page article.

Mobile exhibiton

I was asked to participate in the wonderful Leith Late festival. I decided to get a wardrobe from a charity shop, take the back off it and wheel it down Leith Walk. I asked the festival-goers to draw on the wardrobe and then stand in it, using it as a frame with Leith Walk in the background.

Frame at last

Melted Beetle kindly made a video about the project.

Leith Walkers Pale Ale

I collaborated with Pilot Beer, a local Leith brewery, and we produced a Leith Walkers Pale Ale!

There was a launch party at the Brass Monkey with an exhibition featuring some old faces.

Leith Walkers Pale Ale