Jim is a full-time professional covid compliant close-up sleight-of-hand magician based in Edinburgh, specilaising in mainly card magic, but also magic with everyday objects.  He also does some mind reading magic.  He is well known for making various objects disappear and reappear in impossible locations.  Check out the video page on this website.

He is a member of the Edinburgh Magic Circle and has become an icon as resident close-up magician at the World Famous Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is also resident magician at Heb Celt Festival (Stornoway).

Jim has had the pleasure of performing for many well-known companies including EY, Royal Bank of Scotland, Standard Life Aberdeen, Baillie Gifford, Scottish Whisky Association, RRS Discovery, Glasgow Science Centre, EICC, University of Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland.

Jim performs at Weddings, Dinners, Corporate Events, Charity Occasions, Parties (Birthday, Christmas, etc…) and Festivals throughout Scotland and beyond…He has a full Covid risk assessment in line with Scottish Government guidelines.

Jim’s passion is to bring joy, laughter and wonderment to people’s lives as he performs the impossibility right in front of you – the closer you are the more amazing it is!   From the many Google Reviews and photos,, it’s clear Jim achieves this over and over again.  So if you are looking for a little extra magic to your event getting in touch for a no obligation quote.

Google Reviews

Jim has 119 FIVE STAR Google Reviews, which you can find by doing a google search for ‘Jim the Magician Edinburgh’.  Or click on this link, where all my Google Reviews are linked on my website – www.beyondbeliefmagic.co.uk/testimonials/google-reviews


Learn Magic

With a background in Training and Development, Jim also teaches magic.  So if you are keen to learn some magic yourself, one of Jim’s magic classes may be just what you need.  He can provide one-to-one lessons and group classes.


Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Jim has become an icon as resident close-up magician at the World Famous Pleasance Courtyard.  Check out this video of some of the many people he entertained in 2018

In recent years, he has put on a ticketed show at the Pleasance Courtyard in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.  ‘The Magic of Jim’ had sell-out runs in 2015 and 2016.

In 2018, Jim was specially commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival to put on his show ‘Madness: Reality or Illusion’.  This which was a cross between a magic show and a lecture exploring what is real and not real in relation to mental health, magic and spirituality.  He would love to provide a private show of this, so please get in touch.  Check out the flyer here – CLICK HERE   Check out some photos by CLICKING HERE.