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ABOUT US

We connect people to their heritage.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity that aims to ensure the city’s World Heritage status benefits everyone. We want to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to public places, or engaging people directly through education.

See the city

Explore Edinburgh

Learn about the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh, see highlights of the World Heritage Site, and explore its iconic buildings, monuments and streets.

ENHANCING EDINBURGH & BEYOND

Projects

See what we do – you’ll find some of our completed projects here, both local and international.

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

Funding & Advice

Do you live in a historic building? Apply for a grant from our Conservation Funding Programme, or get advice on looking after your historic property, and how to make it more energy efficient.

Classroom resources & practical skills

Learning

Get online resources for classroom lessons on Edinburgh’s fascinating history, and discover how you can learn traditional building skills through training and apprenticeships.

Support our work

Get Involved

Join our membership programme and enjoy exclusive events around Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, make a donation, become a volunteer, sign up to our newsletter and more.

NEWS

The Latest From The Blog

08-08-2018

Projects

Introducing the cool tech we’re using to create sustainable homes in the Canongate

Upgrading existing buildings is often more challenging than constructing new ones. It’s even more difficult when it comes to treating…


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03-08-2018

Events

Hammertime! Get hands-on with Edinburgh’s traditional building trades

We know, we know. Everybody’s doing it in August. Yet another festival. Except, this is a festival with a twist.…


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01-08-2018

Projects

Things are heating up at the Canongate Housing Development

Earlier this year, Edinburgh World Heritage launched an innovative new project to improve the energy efficiency of the Canongate Housing…


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