Tram-hit traders to unveil Window Wanderland displays  

A community affected by ongoing tram works in Leith will transform their windows into magical outdoor galleries this weekend. 

On Saturday 25 January 2020 from 5.00pm to 8.00pm, Constitution Street will become a Window Wanderland – a spectacular walking trail that gives people a chance to show off their creative talents. The event now in its second year, invites businesses and residents to decorate their windows with bright lights and touch of artistic flair. This year’s event is part of wider efforts to boost trade in a neighbourhood which has been hit by ongoing tram works.

Last year, businesses in the area formed a group to support one other through the tram project which they fear could disrupt trade. Constitution Street has been closed to traffic since November and the project is expected to continue in the street for three years.

As the street’s prominent statue of Robert Burns has been removed for cleaning during the tram work, the group decided to host Window Wanderland on the Bard’s birthday. Local engineering firm George Brown & Sons, established in Leith in 1828, is sponsoring the event and will be providing a piper to kick-start the wander down Constitution Street.

The Window Wanderland concept was developed in Bristol by set designer, Lucy Reeves Khan in 2015 and has since been held throughout the UK and internationally. 

For more information and to download a Constitution Street Window Wanderland event map visit: