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Edinburgh World Heritage/Our World Heritage

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Our World Heritage

    Our World Heritage

    An exhibition which showcases the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, as well as Scotland’s other five World Heritage Sites, and attempts to capture the essence of the place through the voices and opinions of local people.

    Our World Heritage

    A new use for the Tron

    In 2018, we opened a new exhibition that showcases the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, as well as Scotland’s other five World Heritage Sites, at the historic Tron Kirk on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile.

    The exhibition, housed within the atmospheric 17th century former kirk, attempts to capture the essence of the World Heritage Site in Edinburgh through the voices and opinions of local people. The story is told in a series of videos, quotes, and specially commissioned portraits from award-winning Scottish photographer Alicia Bruce.

    A series of sections, with titles such as ‘City of Contrasts’, ‘Survival Stories’, and ‘High and Mighty’ set out the formal reasons for the city’s UNESCO inscription, but also challenge residents and visitors to think differently about the city and consider some uncomfortable questions.

    We encourage you to visit the exhibition in person at the Tron, however, you can also find a digitised version below:

    World Heritage Sites

    1 092

    in the world

    31

    in the UK

    6

    in Scotland

    “This is a first step in a longer-term plan for the Tron. We are just scratching the surface in terms of the meaning and importance of World Heritage in Scotland, but it’s important we start raising awareness of these wonderful sites and having open and honest discussions about some of the issues.”

    Adam Wilkinson

    Director – Edinburgh World Heritage

    Our World Heritage

    Visiting the exhibition

    Come and see the exhibition for yourself. 'Our World Heritage' is open 7 days a week, from 10am to 8pm, at the Tron Kirk, 122 High Street. Also visit John Kay's Shop at the Tron for bespoke souvenirs and gifts. Please note there are no toilet facilities at the Tron.


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