The newly refurbished Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens is to be illuminated at night.

A low energy waterproof LED system will be fitted in the fountain pools to create a shimmering effect when the water moves.

The fountain has been switched off while the works take place this month.
David Ellis, Managing Director of the Ross Development Trust, said: “The addition of the new lighting scheme will offer people the chance to enjoy the fountain in a way it has never been experienced before. Through modern, sensitive, lighting techniques we hope to bring the Fountain to life after dark, so it can be enjoyed by all through the winter months. The completion of this work will mark the final chapter of our work to restore the fountain.”

Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council said: “This new lighting will allow everyone to keep enjoying the Ross Fountain’s new look, even in the dark days of winter. It is thanks to an incredible restoration process by the Ross Development Trust that we have the Fountain back to its beautiful original best, and I’m grateful for the Trust’s continued investment.”

The Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens was reopened in 2018 after a £2million refit. The cost was funded by public donations.