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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

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06-08-2019

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Greyfriars Kirkyard community project receives National Heritage Lottery funding

We are delighted to announce that the National Lottery Heritage Fund has awarded a grant of £65,800 to Edinburgh World…


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09-08-2019

International

Raising the bar: Creating a Buildings at Risk Register for South East Anatolia

As part of our KORU project we are developing a Buildings at Risk Register, or BARR, for the two cities we…


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25-07-2019

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New research highlights threats facing Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

New research published today by Edinburgh World Heritage concerning the authenticity of the Royal Mile reveals the threats and opportunities…


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