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Conservation work completed on Spence’s Canongate buildings

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Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) has just led a range of conservation work which will reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions at the buildings designed by renowned architect, Sir Basil Spence, on Canongate.In partnership with...

Scaffolding comes down at National Records of Scotland

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Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) part-funded the renovation of West Register House in Charlotte Square, home to National Records of Scotland, and work is now nearing completion.EWH also provided technical advice as well as the...

Edinburgh World Heritage autumn events

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Edinburgh World Heritage have announced their next event celebrating Edinburgh's role as inspiration to artists.Painters, past and present, have depicted Edinburgh in countless different ways as both a backdrop and as the subject of...

Refurbishment complete at Canongate tenements

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Edinburgh World Heritage, has just completed a major refurbishment project on the last of three historic tenements on the Canongate where there are 16 houses and five shops.The charity provided expertise, advice and support to the residents and shopowners throughout the project, and...

Edinburgh World Heritage launch climate emergency manifesto

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The heritage body has launched a manifesto issuing a call for the historic environment to be 'at the heart of the city's response to the climate emergency'.Their 10 point manifesto is aimed at those...

Edinburgh World Heritage – Black History Month lecture

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"All in a Blaze"Last year’s ‘Strike for Freedom’ exhibition at the National Library of Scotland brought to the public’s attention for the first time the story of anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass and...

Heritage body demands Marketing Edinburgh chair withdraws ‘Disneyfication’ comment

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Marketing Edinburgh have an annual Christmas drinks party to tell everybody what they have been up to in the last year to promote the city, and also to forge good relationships made with those...

New exhibition in the Old Town

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The Tron Kirk has become home to a new exhibition which opens today all about the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh which are both UNESCO World Heritage sites.There are explanations of what is...

The Ingleby Gallery opens at the Glasite

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‘This place is of this place.’ (Frances Ingleby) Thirty years ago, Florence Ingleby was working with the author Candia McWilliam (daughter of the late architectural historian Colin McWilliam), when the BBC asked Candia to name...

Edinburgh World Heritage Launch new manifesto

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Edinburgh World Heritage has launched a new manifesto today outlining what the young people of Scotland think is necessary to ensure a stronger connection between them and the country’s heritage.The manifesto was written by...

World Heritage Day event – last chance to book your place

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 It is World Heritage Day tomorrow 18 April 2018 and Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) are holding an event at the Reid Concert Hall which you can book until close of business today.The event will...

Edinburgh World Heritage announce new project in Canongate

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A B-listed development in the Canongate designed by architect Sir Basil Spence is to be the subject of a new energy efficiency project by Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH)Funded through a government programme SEEP -...

New lease ensures Tron’s future with EWH

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The Tron Kirk on the Royal Mile has been used as a market until recently, but the council's Finance and Resources committee has now granted a lease to Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) to run...

Profile – Adam Wilkinson of Edinburgh World Heritage

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Could you tell us a little about your background? I actually started as a carpenter many years ago, as I love getting my hands dirty in conserving old buildings. I hold an MA in Medieval...

101 Object – nominate your choice for number 101!

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Today is the 101st day since the city's 101 Objects was launched and now you can have your say.What do you think the 101st object in the collection should be?In this year of History,...

Edinburgh World Heritage To Support Restoration of Historic Turkish Cities Near Syrian Border

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Edinburgh World Heritage announced today that it had been awarded funding by the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, in partnership with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, to support the restoration of the...

Gordon Lindhurst MSP – The Future of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site

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by Gordon Lindhurst MSP This week in the Scottish Parliament I will be leading a debate on Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, an issue that has come in to sharp focus over the last few years. The UNESCO status...

World Heritage Day 2015

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World Heritage Day is celebrated around the world as you might expect. Here in Edinburgh as one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites we have much to celebrate - and take care of.On Friday...

West End shop front project

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After the tram years the West End is all too ready for improvement. The transformation of West Maitland Street in Edinburgh’s West End is now underway through a new project to improve its shopfronts, in...

New look bus launched for World Heritage Day

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Edinburgh Bus Tours has unveiled the new-look Edinburgh World Heritage Official Tour: A City of Contrasts to coincide with World Heritage Day, 18 April. The five-star bus tour guarantees to showcase more of Edinburgh than any other...

Today is World Heritage Day

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To celebrate World Heritage Day today, three new digital walking tours have been launched by Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) to help visitors and residents explore the nooks and crannies of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site and some...

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