ACTIVITIES: guided tours, information leaflets/notes, stewards/volunteers at key points.
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Built on the site of a Roman fort, there have been references to a church in Cramond as far back as 1256. The current building is on the site of its predecessors and its plain cruciform shape can be traced to 1656. Cramond Kirk continues to be a vibrant and well-supported church with strong links to the local community. Cramond Kirk’s graveyard is not only very well maintained but has gravestones dating back to 1608 and a number of Commonwealth war graves.
ACTIVITIES: information leaflets/notes, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations
Limited wheelchair access.
Assisted wheelchair access
A Georgian town house in the New Town and home to the Danish Cultural Institute since 1957 it is a category A listed building designed by James Gillespie Graham in 1822. The building was completed in 1830-31 is located in what was originally the Moray Estate, designed for the 10th Earl of Moray (1771-1848). He inherited the 13 acre site from his father, after it was acquired from the Heriot Trust in 1782, and decided to feu the property for development in 1822. The complicated plan with the crescent, oval and polygon of Randolph Crescent, Ainslie Place and Moray Place respectively, conjoins the New Town with the Second New Town.
ACTIVITIES: information leaflets/notes, visual displays
Wheelchair access with assistance.
guided tours, information leaflets/notes, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.
Limited wheelchair access.
Edinburgh’s historic Old High School is now an energy-efficient hub for low-carbon knowledge, innovation and skills. The 18th century building is the first refurbished building in the UK to achieve the industry sustainability ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ award at design stage, as well as Building of the Year in the Edinburgh Architectural Awards. The £10.5million project successfully preserved the heritage of the Old High School and incorporated sustainable modern buildings to achieve an exemplar of social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Edinburgh Cyrenians FareShare Programme is a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food and healthy lifestyles to people who are experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty and homelessness. They prevent landfill and environmental damage by collecting around 9 tonnes of surplus foods from supermarkets, regional distribution centres, packers, growers and other retailers each week. Redistribution of this food contributes towards 15,000 meals per week to support over 40 projects for homeless and disadvantaged people in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
ACTIVITIES: information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations.
The Edinburgh Gin distillery & visitor centre is situated beneath the Rutland Hotel.
Scottish architect Archibald Elliot designed the building in 1819. It was once the home to Joseph Lister, pioneer of antiseptic surgery and has been a listed building since 1970. It houses two custom made stills, Flora and Caledonia, that distill Edinburgh Gin. Discover the history of Edinburgh’s 400 illegal stills in 1977 and the secrets behind the making of Edinburgh Gin.
Tours every 15 minutes.
Built against the stunning backdrop of a sheer quarry rock face amongst the rolling hills of Ratho the Arena opened its doors in December 2003 and was the vision of architect David Taylor who teamed up with Rab Anderson and Duncan McCallum to build the World’s largest indoor climbing arena. The centre includes a huge gym, spa facilities, a very popular softplay area and a number of unique events spaces.
ACTIVITIES: guided tours, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, visual displays.
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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