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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

16-11-2018

Projects

Basil Spence Canongate Housing project receives funding boost

Important progress has been made since our last update! We are delighted to announce that the Canongate Housing Energy Efficiency…


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15-11-2018

Our Heritage

A new learning resource for old Edinburgh

The creation of a new online learning resource on Old Edinburgh has finally made it to the top of my…


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25-10-2018

News

New lecture exposes Edinburgh’s links to the slave trade

Sir Geoff Palmer O.B.E., the respected human rights activist and Professor Emeritus in the School of Life Sciences at Heriot-Watt…


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