Saturday, 16 February 2008

SAVE To Help Fight Caltongate

The threatened Canongate Venture building

Todays Scotsman tells how
Save Britains Heritage the leading campaign group in the country has written a letter to the City Of Edinburgh Council. In it they condemn the planned demolitions of the two listed buildings to make way for Caltongate, and warn of the impact the scheme will have on Edinburgh`s Historic Heart.

Edinburgh World Heritage will shortly welcome Adam Wilkinson (pictured above) as its new director. Adam will join in EWH April from the campaigning organisation SAVE Britain’s Heritage, where he has been Secretary for the past seven years.

The piece also mentions how the Scottish Government is facing demands to call in the development and order a public inquiry amid fears Edinburgh riskd losing it World Heritage Status. ICOMOS Press Release