Things are looking up at West Princes Street Gardens

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Design Competition

Visit our free exhibition of shortlisted entries for the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition.

On public display at Edinburgh’s City Arts Centre 21st June until 30th July.

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The replacement of the Ross Bandstand with a new Pavilion is the focus of our planned improvements. Have a look at what we have planned and why we believe it needs replaced.

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Ross Fountain

The image of the Ross Fountain with the Castle in the backdrop has become synonymous with Edinburgh, but after 145 years it’s needing some love. That’s where we come in.

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Ross Development Trust (RDT) Edinburgh

Our Mission

To create a unique, internationally recognisable venue for all to enjoy, in an attractive and reanimated West Princes Street Gardens, as a year round, socially inclusive centre promoting a diversity of cultural activities.

Edinburgh has historically excelled in the promotion of its assets based on its tradition, history and outstanding beauty; with the Castle and Old Town internationally recognised by their unique setting.

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The Ross Bandstand sits in one of the most beautiful and dramatic settings imaginable. We are excited to see how teams of architects from around the globe are able to meet this challenge at the heart of the World Heritage Site

Adam WilkinsonEdinburgh World Heritage

The project to develop both West Princes Street Gardens and the Ross Bandstand into a new garden and performance arena is hugely exciting for both the city and our audiences, revitalising the area for future generations.

Penny DoughertyUnique Events

The positive impact of the regeneration is going to be momentous for Edinburgh’s West End.

John Donnelly Marketing Edinburgh

The Ross Bandstand being revamped couldn’t come soon enough, I don’t think anybody is going to be against it as long as it has been carefully considered.

Gordon HendersonFederation of Small Businesses

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If you wish to keep up to date with the projects you can. We will be keeping you informed with regular updates.

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If you are excited about the projects we would be delighted if you wish to help contribute financially to what we have planned.

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There will be a number of opportunities to help contribute with improvements in the Gardens. Find out how you can help.

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