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…

National Gallery of Scotland

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…

Short film launched

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Our new film about the project was shot last week and you can view it below.  We think this encapsulates exactly what the Gardens mean to people, and what our…

The Ross Fountain; ten fascinating facts

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Restoration of the Ross Fountain, an iconic landmark within the city’s West Princes Street Gardens, is now underway. It’s a huge undertaking. 122 individual cast-iron pieces are being dismantled and…

The Ross Pavilion Design Competition – Free exhibition of shortlisted designs

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An exhibition of shortlisted entries for the Ross Pavilion International Design Competition will be on public display at Edinburgh’s City Arts Centre Wednesday-Sunday each week from 21st June until 30th July….

Media Coverage

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Media coverage and articles relating to the activities of the Ross Development Trust West Princes Street Gardens Design Competition. STV News Competition launched to transform Princes Street Gardens venue Forth One Competition...

Design Competition

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The Ross Development Trust has commissioned Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC), the leading European specialist in design competitions, to devise and run a two-stage international design competition. MRC is known for...