Our World Heritage Site

A new exhibition in the heart of the Old Town celebrates Edinburgh as a world heritage site, showcasing the thoughts and opinions of those who call the city home.

The exhibition, housed within the stunning and atmospheric 17th Tron kirk, attempts to capture the essence of our World Heritage Site through the views and perspectives of local people.

As you walk around the 6ft panels of photos, videos, quotes and statistics the story of Edinburgh as it is today is told in sections, the green spaces, housing and building within the city and what it is like to live in the capital.

Each section appears to be a starting point for discussion. For instance 49% of Edinburgh is made up of green spaces, but is the city really green enough environmentally? And how do we protect Edinburgh’s Heritage status in the years to come, through building and conservation.

At the end a huge black board encourages visitors to recommend their Edinburgh highlights, places to visit and experiences to enjoy which may need protecting in the years to come.

And can you name all Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites?

The Antonine Wall; Heart of Neolithic Orkney; New Lanark; St Kilda; The Forth Bridge and The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh. Thanks to Historic Environment Scotland for the links and info about them all.

This sketch was drawn on location at the Tron Kirk with a fineliner pen and watercolours, and water brush. 


Edinburgh World Heritage website



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