The survival and condition of Edinburgh’s historic buildings is remarkable. A range of traditional skills, including stonemasonry, lime harling, joinery and metalwork are required to repair, protect and future-proof these important structures.
Many of Edinburgh’s people are concerned about the condition of its buildings. They feel that aspects of modern life, including pollution, online shopping and new-build developments, can have a negative impact on the city’s historic buildings and the communities that occupy them. Edinburgh World Heritage works hard to protect and conserve these vital elements in the city’s Old and New Towns.