Meadows Festival – the feedback!

We were at the Meadows Festival to kick-start consultation on both the Old Town and the New Town Conservation Area Character Appraisals. Luckily for us, it was one of the sunniest Meadows Festivals we can remember! We were very pleased to welcome more than 550 people to our tent.

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We were there both Saturday 4 and Sunday 5th of June to get your views on recent developments in the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.

The public were asked 2 questions per each new building:

Do you like it?

Does it fit within its environment?

Here’s a taster of the results; they were rather interesting…

If you’re interested in given us your thoughts, there is still time: Old Town developments (link

The festival was a great opportunity to get the views from a wide range of people. Part of the next phase will be to speak to even more people including young people, who live in Edinburgh to find out what they love about their World Heritage city. We can’t wait, watch this space.


Jenny Bruce is the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Coordinator, she is primarily based at the City of Edinburgh Council but also works with Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland.


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