Edinburgh Shoreline

Edinburgh Shoreline

Edinburgh Shoreline project launched in 2018 as an exciting, new, community centred initiative celebrating the city’s 27km coastline. They work with community groups to rediscover the coasts fascinating and often unknown history and the rich plant and animal life that survives against the odds in unexpected places, inspiring people to explore their coast and take responsibility for its future health.

The Edinburgh Shoreline project was officially launched in February 2018 with Heritage Lottery Fund and NatureScot (then SNH) funding and overarching management by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh (RBGE). The aim of the project was to help improve access to and raise awareness of the cultural and environmental heritage of the city’s 27k shoreline, many stretches of which had been neglected for a long time.

Project staff surveyed species, ran workshops, worked with schools, documented memories, filmed the whole Edinburgh shoreline by drone, produced an awareness raising film and held exhibitions in the main exhibition hall at RBGE.  This part of the project is complete and the group are now involved with the Restoration Forth project, which seeks to create thriving seagrass meadows and native oyster populations in the Firth of Forth.

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Edinburgh Shoreline