Edinburgh Shoreline

Edinburgh Shoreline

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 shoreline by drone, produced an awareness raising film and held a summer-long exhibition in the main exhibition hall at RBGE.   This part of the project has now been completed and the 4 main protagonists are in the process of developing the project into a constituted group, with the intention of focusing more strongly on the biodiversity. They are currently involved in two bids with Heriot Watt University addressing the marine health of the Forth.

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 shoreline by drone, produced an awareness raising film and held a summer-long exhibition in the main exhibition hall at RBGE.   This part of the project has now been completed and the 4 main protagonists are in the process of developing the project into a constituted group, with the intention of focusing more strongly on the biodiversity. They are currently involved in two bids with Heriot Watt University addressing the marine health of the Forth.

Edinburgh Shoreline