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Edinburgh World Heritage/Get Involved/Celebrating 50 years of conservation

In 1971, the New Town Conservation Committee, which subsequently became Edinburgh World Heritage, set out on its mission to ‘save the New Town.’

50 years later and after 1,500 projects in both the Old and New Towns, Edinburgh World Heritage is planning a series of events and activities to celebrate what has been called ‘the greatest conservation movement in post-war Britain.’

Visit this page to explore all our anniversary events and to find out how you can get involved in supporting our work over this special anniversary year.

Read about the conference that ‘saved the New Town’

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9 SEPTEMBER 2021 | We are delighted to invite our members to join Edinburgh World Heritage Director Christina Sinclair for a lecture to mark 50 years of conservation in the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

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7 OCTOBER 2021 | 50 years after the New Town Conservation Committee set out on its mission to ‘save the New Town,' we invite you to join us as we celebrate what has been called the ‘greatest achievement of the conservation movement in post-War Britain’.

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13 NOVEMBER 2021 | This autumn, in honour of 50 years of conservation, Edinburgh World Heritage will be holding a fundraising gala dinner on Saturday 13 November 2021 at the Assembly Rooms.

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