New Lighting Highlights Ross Fountain Features at Night

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The Ross Fountain in Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens is, for the first time, glistening after dark as the new lighting was switched on today, Thursday 1st November. The recently…

Two exciting new opportunities to join our team!

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We have two new, exciting vacancies for a Marketing Assistant and a Personal Assistant to join our expanding team and work on this once-in-a-lifetime campaign project. Read on to find out how you can…

We filmed the big switch-on of the restored Ross Fountain

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Watch our beautiful short-film of last month’s official switch-on of the magnificently-restored Ross Fountain. Actor and radio presenter Grant Stott kicked-off the day-long celebration that saw Edinburgh families, residents and…

The fully restored Ross Fountain’s big switch-on!

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The Ross Development Trust are delighted to announce that, after a years’ absence from Edinburgh, the fully restored Ross Fountain will be unveiled at a free, non-ticketed event in West…

Have your say on the next steps for West Princes Street Gardens including the Ross Bandstand

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Views are being sought from the public on the Council and Ross Development Trust’s proposals to enhance West Princes Street Gardens. An online consultation has opened today (Tuesday 26 June)…

Return of statue marks the completion of the Ross Fountain renovation

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The statue at the top of the Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens has today (Tuesday 22nd May, 2018) been carefully lowered back into place marking the completion of…

New colour palette unveiled for the Ross Fountain

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The restoration of the Ross Fountain has reached another exciting milestone with the buttresses and low parts of the fountain being returned to the site within West Princes Street Gardens,…

Royal Scots monument in West Princes Street Gardens

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The Royal Scots Memorial in West Princes Street Gardens, opposite the Gardener’s Cottage, was unveiled by HRH Princess Mary on 5 August 1952.  The memorial comprises a main stone facing…

Work starts on the return of the Ross Fountain

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The first parts of the renovated Ross Fountain will be returned to the site within West Princes Street Gardens during February, now that the extensive work on the foundations is…

Behind the scenes of the Ross Fountain restoration

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With more than 120 pieces of cast-iron making up the Ross Fountain, the first step in its restoration – the dismantling and removal process – alone was a difficult enough challenge. …

Ross Fountain de-construction time-lapse video

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It’s been four months since the Ross Fountain was dismantled in entirety and transported to our specialist contractor LostArt, where intensive restoration by their expert team continues apace. We’ll soon…

Top things to do in Edinburgh this festive period

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Whether you’ve already had the Christmas songs playing for weeks, or you’re someone who puts the tree up on Christmas Eve and takes it down on Boxing Day, there’s no…

St Andrew’s Day

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  Today is St Andrew’s day, celebrating the life of Scotland’s patron saint and whose cross our national flag bears.  But how much do you know about him?  Here’s some…

Robert Louis Stevenson memorial in West Princes Street Gardens

Robert Louis Stevenson Day

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  Today marks Robert Louis Stevenson’s 167th birthday.  We have showcased the humble memorial to him that lies in West Princes Street Gardens before, and his many stories and poems…

Survey results

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We asked Edinburgh’s residents and visitors what they thought of West Princes Street Gardens and the Trust’s plans to revitalise the city’s much-loved Gardens.  We’d like to thank everyone who…

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5 places to see and do within 5 minutes of the Gardens

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For citizens of Edinburgh and visitors alike, the Gardens provide a place to relax, unwind, have a wander and take in the views.  Sometimes, if the weather is inclement for…

Wojtek the Bear

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West Princes Street Gardens is home to many memorials of various sizes, styles, causes, and generations.  However, arguably none are more popular than the Gardens’ most recent addition, Wotjek the…

Ross Fountain restoration update

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The Ross Fountain is without question one of the most iconic landmarks in Edinburgh’s rich landscape and has stood proudly for 145 years  It had however been without water for…

Winning concept for Edinburgh’s new Ross Pavilion revealed

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An international collaboration led by US-based design practice wHY and including Edinburgh-based design studio GRAS, has won the competition to revitalise West Princes Street Gardens.    The announcement was made…

Ten Fascinating Facts about Princes Street Gardens

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West Princes Street Gardens is not just a beautiful, peaceful place to sit and enjoy the scenery or simply contemplate life, it’s also rich in history.  Here are 10 fascinating…