Neale grew up in the village of Ceres in Fife, about an hour from Edinburgh. When he was young, he regularly made trips to the city to visit his grandmother. Together they would explore the National Museum or go to watch shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. This was the beginning of Neale’s fascination with Scotland’s capital.
When he was 17, Neale decided to make Edinburgh his home and to study International Relations at University there. Since graduating, he has spent time living in various cities and countries but always finds himself drawn back to Edinburgh. Similarly, although having worked in various jobs, mainly in education and in politics, Neale most of all loves showing visitors to Scotland around the capital and sharing stories of the city’s, and the nation’s, history with them.