“I cannot rate Magic Ian highly enough. Absolutely fantastic. Kids were roaring with laughter as were the adults! Ian saved our sons birthday after a cancellation left us without entertainment. He changed his plans with only a few hours notice and saved the party. He was definitely the highlight and all the kids told parents how funny he was. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a kid's entertainer. Thank you so much Ian”

                           Melanie B, Edinburgh

We booked Ian for my sons 5th birthday party, it was amazing. We had around 40 kids and he kept them all well entertained and even had the adults laughing. I would definitely recommend.

                           Rebecca J, Edinburgh

We booked Magic Ian for my son's 5th birthday party on the recommendation of a friend whose son had been to one of his parties. We booked the 2hr party package. Ian was great from the very beginning, he replied promptly to my emails and kept in touch on the run up to the party. We had to reschedule once due to Covid which was no problem. Ian messaged the day before to confirm arrangements and arrived at the venue in plenty of time. Ian basically ran the party for me, whilst I concentrated on sorting the party tea etc. He soon had the kids involved in party games, even the ones who were a bit shy. The kids were in hysterics at the magic show and he kept them engaged the full time. I've had loads of Mums message me to say how much their child enjoyed the party. My son had a great time. Highly recommend Ian, he really made the day

Emma S 

"It was a wonderful day yesterday at Edinburgh Castle celebrating 100th Anniversary of Girlguiding and I think the girls and their leaders enjoyed it. I thought your magic was really great. I had heard lots of stories and read bits about you but that was the first time I had seen you in action (so to speak). While standing in the queue for the shop, one of our girls wanted to find you to change her £5 note into a £10 note so she could spend more!"

Sonja Reid Guide Leader, Edinburgh

"Thank you again for making Ben's party so great, everyone thought you were fantastic and Ben said you were the talk of the classroom yesterday."

Donna Salkeld, Wallyford

"Just wanted to say a BIG thank you for coming to Daniel's party on Sunday. Everyone loved the show and had a great time. It was hilarious with little Rory, you could have yourself a side-kick there!!"

Jennifer Archer, Edinburgh

"We wanted to thank you for the show on Saturday for our Ruby Wedding. Everyone really enjoyed it - and we thought the way you looked out for each child separately was very sensitive - you even got Pablo to throw away his dummy !! Your presence and all you offered was just what was needed and helped to make our celebrations very special."

Rev. Stanley and Elizabeth Baxter, Wooler

"I just wanted to say thank you for such an enjoyable show during Melissa's birthday party on Saturday. Melissa has talked about your show all weekend and I could see her wee guests and the adults were thoroughly enjoying it too."

Angela Shepherd, Abernethy

"Really enjoyed the show last night. I had heard so much about you but did'nt know you were THAT good. I want to see more."

Wilma Cochrane, Edinburgh

"We all thought Magic Ian was great fun and entertained all our guests at my husband's 50th birthday party. My husband and children thought your magic was excellent and the perfect party diversion. Sadly Sally still has her 'bum and tum' - but some things are beyond magic!"

Louisa Nelson, Elie

"We booked Magic Ian for our pre-dinner wedding drinks reception and he really helped to break the ice and keep things moving along. The kids were captivated and even the most cynical adults were won over with his patter and close up tricks."

Iain and Fiona Murray, Edinburgh

"Thank you Magic Ian, you gave our little girl Emily the best birthday party she could have wished for, the kids all laughed so much (and so did the Mums and Dads!) It was such a refreshing change to the usual soft play birthday parties, a really good fun party which is what birthdays should be. Thanks again."

Fiona Harvey, Tranent

"Over the last 16 years, Magic Ian (what a great pun of a name!) has become a tradition in my family by performing his magic show for four of my grandchildren at their birthday parties. He is a true professional, keeping children and adults thoroughly absorbed and entertained with his jokes, music, general daftness and cheery demeanour, and of course his amazing close up magic. Tremendous fun for all!"

Irene Brown, Edinburgh

"I wanted to say a huge thank you for the fantastic show that you put on for Callum's Birthday. He absolutely loved it and so did all his friends and family (including his 90 year old Great Granny!!). The balloons were a wonderful surprise for the kids too and they all left very excited with their balloon animal. Will definitely recommend you to all our friends."

Lynne Munro, Edinburgh

"Just wanted to thank you again for a super fantastic party today. It was a resounding success and everybody had such a great time. The monkeys you made for the boys are just amazing and so perfect for the pair of them."

Sandra Jones, Ratho

"A fun afternoon was had by all when “Magic Ian” visited our church Youth Group. The age range was from 8 to 15 ( or 75 if you include the adults who were equally intrigued) and Magic Ian was able to amuse and baffle in equal measure keeping each of the happy group involved and entertained. The hour passed all too quickly. Thanks Ian."

Joan Hancock, Dunbar

"Having been bowled over by Magic Ian’s close up magic during the Edinburgh Festival, my wife and I booked his services for our daughter Katie’s 6th birthday party. To say she was pleased with the party is something of an understatement, with her insisting that any future family events involve his energetic brand of Magic and fun. Thoroughly recommended!"

Harry Murray, Edinburgh

"Magic Ian was a great magical entertainer at my 16th birthday, All the guests found him very funny as he was up to date with his jokes and he also got the guests involved with his close up magic, which they and I all really enjoyed. I would definitely recommend Magic Ian for an entertainer as he creates a comfortable environment and also makes sure you have a good time."

Devon Dewar, Edinburgh