Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity with the aim of ensuring the city’s World Heritage status is a dynamic force that benefits everyone. Our mission is to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – whether through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to the public realm, or engaging people directly with the rich heritage of their city. We are funded partly by Historic Environment Scotland, as well as a number of other public bodies, and a wide range of individual and corporate supporters.
Edinburgh World Heritage was created in 1999 through a merger of the Edinburgh Old Town Renewal Trust and the Edinburgh New Town Conservation Committee. The organisation is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland No. SC195077, Scottish Charity No. SC037183.