Edinburgh World Heritage - The Tron Project


The Tron Project

We plan to transform the Tron Kirk to tell the stories of Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.

The Tron Kirk is one of Edinburgh’s architectural treasures, built in 1637. It  has played an important part in the life of the city, and many Edinburgh folk will    remember celebrating New Year’s under its clock tower. Our plan is to refurbish the building and bring it back into sustainable use for the first time in 60 years.

Why is the Tron important?

The Tron is a category A listed building at risk at the heart of Edinburgh’s  World Heritage Site, and finding it a sustainable use is key to its future. The restoration of the building offers Edinburgh a unique opportunity to create an accessible and sustainable centre, from which to tell the fascinating  stories of the Old and New Towns, and provide learning about Scotland’s globally recognised World Heritage Sites.

What needs to be done?

  • Conservation and repair of the building.
  • Develop a unique visitor  attraction revealing the splendour of Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.
  • Devise a programme of outreach and education activities.
  • Fundraising  to provide match for an application to the Heritage  Lottery Fund.

If you are interested in finding out more please contact Edinburgh World Heritage on 0131 220 7720, info@ewht.org.uk.

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