Edinburgh World Heritage - Circus Lane


Circus Lane

The lighting scheme in Circus Lane was undertaken in 2001, with the support of an Edinburgh World Heritage grant. Before the project took place, the lane was lit by 1960s style orange lamps creating a gloomy atmosphere.

The City of Edinburgh Council agreed to replace the original lamps. Windsor style lighting on brackets seemed to be the most appropriate to the area. Moreover, in order to improve the architecture of the lane and its safety, it was decided to increase the number of lamps from nine to twelve. Two of them were for the tenement gable ends, two others for offices and eight for residential houses. All of these lamps were placed on the north side of the lane.

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