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Projects

Canongate Housing Development

Improving energy efficiency of and restoring a post-war B listed complex designed by Sir Basil Spence. Delivering an integrated, replicable approach to energy efficiency in hard-to-treat buildings where community engagement plays a key role.

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Twelve Monuments

Over several years we worked with the Council and an army of volunteers to restore twelve of Edinburgh's most prominent statues and monuments – and ensured traditional building skills were passed on in the process.

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Graveyards

A community-led project in five of the city's burial grounds – important green spaces.

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Poundsavers

Restoration work costing almost £150,000 has been completed on a historic Victorian-era shop – housing a Pound Savers outlet.

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Heritage Detectives

A programme for young people to explore their city, and find out the truth behind Edinburgh’s underground city, crimes, famous Scots and traditional myths.

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Acheson House

Leading by example

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Traditional Building Festival

A series of demonstrations that took place in the courtyard of Acheson House, including stonemasrony, limework, ironmongery and lead roofing.

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City Observatory

The City of Edinburgh Council and Collective, an arts organisation, are overseeing a project to make this building publicly accessible for the first time in decades. Edinburgh World Heritage has also contributed funding.

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Well Court

Edinburgh World Heritage granted a total of £1.1 million towards conservation work on stonework, roof, windows, clock tower and communal areas to Well Court on the Water of Leith.

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Geddes Dragons

A set of ornamental dragons with links to Patrick Geddes…

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Gilmour's Close Affordable Housing

17 energy efficient affordable homes in two refurbished tenement buildings, and restored shopfronts on the Grassmarket.

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St Mary’s Cathedral

Work to the grounds surrounding St Marys Cathedral is being supported by Edinburgh World Heritage, increasing the accessibility of valuable green space for the local community and visitors.

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Historic Street Lighting

Edinburgh World Heritage works with the City of Edinburgh Council to conserve and reinstate original street lighting in various locations around the World Heritage Site.

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The work of Edinburgh World Heritage covers three main areas of activity: conservation, learning and planning. Since the seventies, we have worked on over 1 500 projects across Edinburgh. These are just a few.