World Heritage at the Meadows Festival: 2-3 June 2018

It’s almost the Meadows Festival and for the third year, the World Heritage Team will have a stall to promote the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

At previous Meadows Festivals we spoke to people about the Management Plan for the Site, so this is a chance to see how this feedback has been turned into actions for the next five years….

World Heritage at the Meadows 2017

We’ll have information about the Site and activities for our younger visitors.  We’re celebrating the Year of Young People with a specially designed game – ‘Auld Reekie Through the Ages’ – a big box of 18th and 19th Century objects which help tell the stories of characters and places that shaped the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.

Auld Reekie Through the Ages. Image © Historic Environment Scotland

We hope to see you there and fingers crossed for some sunshine!

World Heritage and Conservation Areas at the Meadows Festival – 3 and 4 June 2017

World Heritage at the Meadows Festival

This weekend is the Meadows Festival!  The World Heritage Team will have a stall to promote the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site.  There will be information about the Site with cool maps, information leaflets on conservation of historic properties and activities for our younger visitors.  We’ll be at the festival on both days and are keen to get your views on the draft management plan for the World Heritage Site.

Fingers crossed for some sunshine and we hope to see you there!

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 https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/sfc/old-town-caca/consult_view).

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.

Bio:

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.

Contact: world.heritage@edinburgh.gov.uk