The first ever Disabled Access Day has been launched today in Leith.

Euan MacDonald, co-founder of online disability access guide, Euan's Guide, attended the launch aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia, which is moored in Edinburgh's Leith Docks beside the Ocean Terminal shopping centre.

Disabled Access Day is a tourism initiative from Visit Scotland aimed to promote those with disabilities, their families and friends to get out and about to visit a venue they have never been to before, such as a museum, cinema, sports venue or coffee shop.

Euan was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2003 and launched his review website to provide a local directory on disabled access to share with others with accessibility needs.

Euan's Guide co-founder Kiki MacDonald was also in attendance at the launch alongside volunteers and service users of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Guide Dogs Scotland and Canine Partners and their assistance dogs.

Kiki MacDonald, said: "We're very proud to be the lead sponsors for Disabled Access Day.

"Promoting good disabled access is at the core of what we do, so this campaign is close to our hearts.

"We hope many people get involved with the initiative, and feel inspired to see a part of the country they've never seen, or engage in activities that they don't typically do."

Euan's Guide can be found on For more information on Disable Access Day, visit