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Edinburgh World Heritage/The Edinburgh Clothing Company

The Edinburgh Clothing Company

The Edinburgh Clothing Company

Historic shopfront restored on South Bridge

Conservation work to the shopfront at 93-95 South Bridge was carried out between 2016 and 2019 and included new joinery, signage, lettering and lighting.

Work was funded through the Conservation Funding Programme, which is supported by Historic Environment Scotland. Edinburgh World Heritage also provided expertise, advice and support to the owners.

South Bridge and its streetscape and buildings represent an outstanding and significant scheme in late 18th century town planning. Together with several other buildings, 93-95 South Bridge is designated by Historic Environment Scotland as a Category B-listed building and is part of the Old Town of Edinburgh UNESCO World Heritage Site. The row of tenements in which the shop sits, with its restrained, Classical style and simple detailing, forms an integral component of the planned streetscape of the South Bridge.

The South Bridge was an important part of the city’s wider planned streetscape and today its buildings represent a design and form that is typical for the Old Town of Edinburgh. Conservation of shopfronts on this important route into the city centre is part of our efforts to improve the overall architectural integrity of the area. Other historic shopfronts we have conserved include Poundsavers on South Bridge and The Milkman on Cockburn Street.

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