WALKING tours of Glasgow run by former homeless people in the city are back open following months of uncertainty during the virus.

Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have previously experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city, with a number of family-friendly walks in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester and York.

Here, the “Crimes & Punishment” tour starts at the People’s Palace in Glasgow Green, taking you through Merchant City to finish right in the city centre, in front of the Gallery of Modern Art.

The tour is about two hours long and costs £15 per person.

Zakia Moulaoui Guery, founder and CEO of Invisible Cities, said: “We have worked really hard to put new measures in place to ensure everyone is safe and having fun.

“Our tours are the perfect activity for local families looking for something new and exciting to do in their home city, as well as those travelling from further afield on UK-based staycations and international visitors.”

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The company says safety for all guides and guests remains a “key priority” moving froward, with tours now welcoming smaller groups of up to 10 people, with safe distancing applying for people who are not from the same household.

Guides will also be wearing plastic visors and using a voice amplifier.

Customers will be offered the opportunity to purchase a disposable mask at check out, when booking their tours, and guides will hand these out at the start of each tour as well as disposing of them at the end of the walk. You will also be able to leave a cashless tip for the guide, via a QR code on the tour.

Paul, one of the Scottish tour guides for Invisible Cities, said: “Going for a walk outside is one of the safest and healthiest things you can do, I’ve really missed doing Tours in the last few months and I’m super excited to be welcoming our guests back.

“Please support us by coming on one of our tours, and even if you are local, I can assure you that you’ll learn something new about our beautiful cities.”

For more information on the tours and how to book, visit here.