The story of plague in Edinburgh is one of plague doctors, 'foull clengers' and enforced quarantines. Punishment for failing to follow the rules was 'under the pane of deid' - meaning offenders could be executed.

This video tour is part of our web resource, 'Edinburgh Medical Walkabouts' which provides a virtual tour of Edinburgh's medical history - with stories, images and more videos. Visit our Walking Tour webpages to find out more.