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Edinburgh World Heritage


Edinburgh World Heritage has launched its new

Neighbourhood Focus approach

This new Neighbourhood Focus approach will target areas of the city that will benefit the most from out grants and advice. We will build on our previous area-based work, and will maximise the community and public value of what we do.

If you are a property or business owner in or around the Canongate, Cowgate, South Bridge, Lothian Road/Tollcross, or Forrest Road you may be eligible for grants for conservation work, maintenance and energy efficiency improvements.


We connect people to their heritage.

Edinburgh World Heritage is an independent charity that aims to ensure the city’s World Heritage status benefits everyone. We want to connect people to their heritage in everything we do – through the conservation of historic buildings, delivering improvements to public places, or engaging people directly through education.

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Learn about the Old & New Towns of Edinburgh, see highlights of the World Heritage Site, and explore its iconic buildings, monuments and streets.



See what we do – you’ll find some of our completed projects here, both local and international.


Funding & Advice

Do you live in a historic building? Apply for a grant from our Conservation Funding Programme, or get advice on looking after your historic property, and how to make it more energy efficient.

Classroom resources & practical skills


Get online resources for classroom lessons on Edinburgh’s fascinating history, and discover how you can learn traditional building skills through training and apprenticeships.

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Join our membership programme and enjoy exclusive events around Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site, make a donation, become a volunteer, sign up to our newsletter and more.


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