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We are hiring

We are looking to appoint an Engagement and Monitoring Officer to work with the residents of the Canongate Housing Development.

Sir Basil Spence’s housing is a category B listed complex of blocks located on Canongate in the Old Town of Edinburgh, built between 1967 and 1969...

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Edinburgh’s Gaelic past

The City of Edinburgh Council has recently published a draft Gaelic language plan.

The Gaelic language arrived in Scotland with Irish settlers and missionaries who founded the kingdom of Dál Riata, probably in the 4th and 5th centuries. With the political merger of...

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Curse of the mummy

Many of Edinburgh’s ghost stories (and there are many) are a combination of myths and urban legends, but one was actually documented in the Dundee Courier newspaper in 1937.

The paper reported that “Lady Seton is to make a special trip to Egypt shortly to replace t...

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Penning a memorable advertising jingle

In 1790 John MacNiven opened an office for his family’s stationery business in the recently built number 23 Blair Street. By good fortune, His Majesty’s Printers bought the site next door (numbers 25-33) in 1801 to build a printing works, and this ...

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Meet our new team members

We have two new faces on our team, helping us to achieve our goals. Rosalee Ross is our Membership and Fundraising Officer, responsible for coordinating and administering the corporate fundraising programme, the members’ subscriptions, and members’ programme ...

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Edinburgh’s l'heure bleue

When the sun sinks below the horizon, red light passes straight into space while blue light is scattered in the atmosphere and reaches the earth’s surface.

Due to the distinctive lack of shadows and the appearance of objects as silhouettes, this period of ti...

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Let our past unfold before you

Today is Scotland’s first Heritage Awareness Day. In Edinburgh, we are surrounded by ‘heritage’ – those things, both tangible and intangible, which we inherit from the past. Many cities are described as ‘palimpsests’ – in which generations build upon the la...

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Bakehouse Close Edinburgh

The deep archway, dating from 1570, describes the joining of three houses into one. Huntly House, the mansion at the east end displays inscribed stone tablets; the means by which locals were rebuked for opposing its construction at this time.

The present...

The Scotsman - Edinburgh World Heritage 2017-10-04 08:35

"Key factors taken into account included the range of arts venues, historic attractions and landmarks on offer, the number of overnight stays being recorded, and attendance at theatres, concerts and cinemas."

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The word on the street

It's #ScottishMuseumsDay and we'd like to honour our neighbour, the Museum of Edinburgh, housed in a series of 16th to 18th century buildings arranged around Bakehouse Close on the Canongate. From the front a series of Latin inscriptions can be seen, earning t...

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A green lung in the city

Queens Street Gardens was established in 1822, creating nearly seven acres of peaceful glade in Edinburgh's New Town.

The gardens contain landscaped rows of ancient trees, a Grecian temple and a pond where Robert Louis Stevenson played as a boy – a spot said...
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