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A new exhibition which showcases the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, as well as Scotland’s five other World Heritage Sites, opened today at the…
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Edinburgh is being sold. Scotland’s capital is being sold-out from under our feet. Day-in-day-out property developers in cahoots with a conniving and inept council are buying and selling the very heart and soul of the city. Whether its architectural vandalism or asset-stripping of public buildings and resources, the pattern is the same – streets and common land sold-off on the Monopoly board of urban capitalism. The ‘City of Literature’ has become a plaything for millionaires whilst the planning regulation and heritage bodies stand idly by. It’s apparent that the City is under siege from global speculation, and this week we face a key test with the battle to save Central Library.
Proposals to build a massive Virgin Hotel, rising to 11 storeys, behind the library which will block out light and undermine the entire user experience have faced strong opposition but have been met so far by at best incompetence and at worst collusion. There continues to be a complete failure of political leadership about one of the country’s finest assets, a key public building and resource being undermined for the good of the super-rich.
Read more from source: Monopoly Edinburgh – Selling a City
Emirates, the largest international airline in the world, today announced it will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1 October 2018.
Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its 8th in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June. The new service will be operated by an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER in a three class cabin configuration, with 8 private suites in First Class, 42 lie flat seats in Business Class and 304 spacious seats in Economy Class.
The Scottish capital, with its Old Town and New Town both being UNESCO World Heritage Sites, is the second most visited city in the UK by tourists. It is famed for its rich history, cultural and architectural attractions, gourmet food scene, as well as international festivals and cultural events. It was also the first city in the world to be designated a UNESCO City of Literature, while last year it was named by the European Union as the top city of its size in Europe for culture and creativity.
Read more from source: Emirates to Launch a Daily Service to Edinburgh
A blueprint designed to create a sustainable tourism model for, and to protect, the world heritage of Edinburgh has been revealed, with the City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland uniting to develop the five-year masterplan.
Edinburgh is made up of two distinct areas – the Old Town and the New Town. The former is dominated by a medieval fortress, while the latter has been developed from the 18th century onwards, with its design having a far-reaching influence on urban planning in Europe.
Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995, the masterplan for Edinburgh places briefs on vacant sites, which developers will have to comply with when proposing new additions to the area. The briefs, according to the masterplan, will outline the city’s expectations for potential designs and how that will fit into the historical context of the area.
Read more from source: Heritage masterplan for Edinburgh sets out sustainable tourism model for World Heritage Site
A new plan for Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns World Heritage Site has been launched.
It includes commitments to improve the quality of new development, better manage tourism growth, and raise residents’ understanding of the site.
The area, inscribed by Unesco in 1995, covers the city centre from Quartermile to Dean Village and from the west end to the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
The new plan to manage the site will run for five years.
The plan was drawn up by City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh World Heritage and Historic Environment Scotland.
Recent research shows that public understanding about the site is low – for example, only 8% of 16-24-year olds in Scotland are aware that Edinburgh’s New Town is part of a World Heritage Site.
The council recently granted the lease for the Tron Kirk on the High Street to Edinburgh World Heritage for use as a World Heritage centre.
The plan also commits the city to better manage tourism growth and covers areas such as short-term holiday lets and issues over street cleanliness.
Read more from source: Five-year plan for Edinburgh heritage site