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Skyline Exhibition Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

post updated 14 August 2023

Edinburgh Skyline Exhibition – Brief Review

Easy to understand exhibition with photos for each ‘key view’ and a map of Edinburgh showing proposed view cones. Emphasis on protecting and enhancing views rather than a blanket limit on tall buildings ie focus on ‘views’ not ‘height’.

Edinburgh Tall Buildings Exhibition

Refreshing that what could be loosely termed ‘populist’ or ‘informal’ views such as from the seafront next to Matalan (Seafield) into town are included, not just ‘establishment’ or ‘traditional’ views around the city centre favoured by both tourists and powerful people who live and work in the Old and New Towns. This is further supported by views of peripheral streets with captions reminding us that even mundane suburban streets have often been designed with views to key landmarks – such as the Castle – in mind – editor, Adrian Welch. 230207

Edinburgh views – map:

Edinburgh vistas map

Consultation on the Skyline Study ends 13 Apr 2007

Skyline Study

UNESCO World Heritage Site : UNESCO

Edinburgh Skyline Study – Exhibition Dates
13 – 16 Feb: Waverley Court Council Offices
20 – 23 Feb: Edinburgh World Heritage Office

27 Feb – 4 Mar: Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Ocean Drive, Leith
Mon-Fri 10am – 8pm, Sat 10am – 7pm, Sun 11am – 6pm

6 – 11 Mar: Gyle Shopping Centre, Gyle Avenue, South Gyle Broadway
Mon-Wed+Fri 9.30am-8pm, Thu 9.30am-9pm, Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm

13 – 18 Mar: Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Rd
Mon-Sat 7.30am-10pm, Sun 8am-8pm

20 – 24 Mar: Central Library, Edinburgh Room, George IV Bridge
Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 10am-5pm, Sat 9am-1pm

27 Mar – 13 Apr: Waverley Court Council Offices, 4 East Market Street
Mon-Thu 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-3.40pm
Council staff shall be in attendance at the exhibition

Edinburgh Skyline Study

Edinburgh Skyline Study – Feedback
The Edinburgh Skyline Exhibition will provide a platform for public consultation to be had on the key views identified in the Draft Edinburgh Skyline Report (a CD version of the Draft Report can be obtained).

Comments on the exhibition or report are welcome. and contributions can be made to the identification of Edinburgh’s key views by sending photographs of any view overlooked by the exhibition. Both comments and photos can be sent by email to Daniel Jeffs (E-mails no large than 3MB) or by post to:
Daniel Jeffs, Conservation and Design Team, City Development Department, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street G/1, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG

UNESCO – Edinburgh World Heritage Trust
The Edinburgh World Heritage Trust (EWHT) was created by the amalgamation of the Old Town Renewal Trust and the New Town Conservation Committee in 1999. The Trust is funded by Historic Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council.

The aim of The Edinburgh World Heritage Trust is to preserve or enhance the character or appearance of the Edinburgh UNESCO Site’s special architectural or historic interest. EWHT seeks to co-ordinate activities necessary for the protection of the heritage value of the Edinburgh World Heritage Site through controlled development.

Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh

Contact the EWHT on 0131 220 7720

Update Jul 2005
World Heritage Site Expansion?
EWHT Report proposes review boundary of Edinburgh World Heritage Site to provide better protection for historic buildings.

Edinburgh Council appointed the landscape architects Colvin & Moggridge from England to draw up a strategy to help planning officers assess proposals for tall structures.

Their study will provide a framework to look at how skyscrapers can fit in without damaging Edinburgh’s famous skyline, and constitute the first proper review since the Holford Tall Buildings Review in 1968.

In 1947 architects Holden & Holford carried out a review of London’s tall buildings.

Images from Edinburgh Skyline Exhibition disk provided by EWHT

Contact the EWHT: [email protected]

Edinburgh Architecture

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Edinburgh World Heritage Status

UK Tall Buildings

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Contemporary Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

1 Broughton Market short term let apartments
1 Broughton Market short term let apartments, Edinburgh
image courtesy of architects practice
1 Broughton Market short term let apartments

Archive House, Bonnyrigg
Archive House Bonnyrigg for Historic Environment Scotland
image courtesy of Historic Environment Scotland (HES)
Archive House, Sherwood Industrial Estate, Bonnyrigg

Scottish Parliament

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

Comments / photos for the Edinburgh Skyline Study page welcome