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February 12 2021

Edinburgh residents asked to identify crumbling buildings

Edinburgh World Heritage is calling on property owners and tenants to play their part in shaping future conservation priorities in the city.

The independent charity, tasked with safeguarding the city's World Heritage status, wants the public to help it identify specific neighbourhoods and individual buildings which are in greatest need.

These recommendations will be eligible for the organisation's conservation grants for repair and maintenance using traditional skills and materials from 2022 through to 2025.

EWH director Christina Sinclair said: “The conservation work is carried out by highly-skilled architects and tradesmen to ensure a high standard of workmanship, and the investment in jobs and materials provides a much-needed boost to the economy.”

Previous recipients of EWH resources include Well Court in Dean Village and 17th-century tenements on the Canongate.

Insufficient maintenance takes its toll on this neglected New Town building
Insufficient maintenance takes its toll on this neglected New Town building
Peeling stonework is an early sign of a building in distress
Peeling stonework is an early sign of a building in distress

3 Comments

spike
#1 Posted by spike on 12 Feb 2021 at 18:18 PM
It would be good if a similar exercise could be initiated for Glasgow, might be a big task though!
blunt
#2 Posted by blunt on 12 Feb 2021 at 21:29 PM
Can't they just use tech to inspect all buildings?

'send in the drones..'
Niall Murphy
#3 Posted by Niall Murphy on 13 Feb 2021 at 12:32 PM
To answer your question #1, I think you will find that Glasgow City Heritage Trust have already done so with their Snapshots of Glasgow's Historic Built Environment: https://www.glasgowheritage.org.uk/resources/interactive-map/#11/55.8555/-4.2325

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