A selection of newsletters and annual reviews is shown below which offer more information about the Old Town of Edinburgh and the activities of the Old Town Association. Just click on the title to open up a pdf file.

April 2017

StarsStories2Threat to the Former Royal High School; Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council; Canongate Stars and Stories; Sibbald's Walk; classic books for ther Cowgate Under 5s; Secret Edinburgh – An Unusual Guide by Hannah Robinson; St Cecilia's Hall re-opens; photo essay on Old Town murals.

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January 2017

DSCN3932Street of Light and other Christmas street lighting; Edinburgh World Heritage's Twelve Closes Project; Old Town Association's 40th anniversary; digitising the Boog Watson archive; reforming the Old Town Community Council; Elections to the City of Edinburgh Council; 111 Places In Edinburgh That You Shouldn't Miss by Gillian Tait; photo essay on Old Town clocks.

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September 2016

Picture1cropToo many hotels are being built or planned; return of the Forsyth Globe; Tron clock back on time; bell-cote of former New Street School, East Market Street arches now used for galleries, cafés and shops; new galleries at the National Museum of Scotland; photo-essay on food advertising; OTA activities for autumn.

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April 2016

SPL2016AprStreets of the Old Town - our concerns, Edinburgh World Heritage Trust Twelve Closes Project, future of the former Royal High School, events of 1916, Success of donation to the Scottish Poetry Library, a photo essay of animals on buildings, for your diaries, OTA activities for summer.

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January 2016

6VTBooksAssociation's 40th anniversary; events of 1976; Royal High School; Street of Light; Twelve Closes Project; Riddle's Court update; Panmure House update; 3-dimensional signs (photo-essay); Brownlee Trust grants for Edinburgh City Youth Café and the Scottish Poetry Library; OTA activities and other events.

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September 2015

CentralLibraryFuture of the Old Royal High School, art work at the High School Yards Steps, courtyard at Huntly House re-opens, City Council Customer Hub, The Edinburgh Room at the Central Library, tower cranes and witches' knickers (photo-essay), markets in and around the Old Town, Botanic Gardens leaflet, OTA activities and other events

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April 2015

DSCN3097Future of the Royal High School, Lego at the Library, Market in Tron Kirk, 1812 riots and murder, blooming marvellous: a photo essay of hanging baskets and window boxes, on-line resources, for your diaries, OTA activities for summer. Also available is the Convener's review of 2014.

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January 2015

TrinityGardenCommittee Jottings on the website, Lego at the Library, Princes Street Gardens path to Esplanade open at last, Saga of the post-boxes, Award-winning architecture, Award-winning green spaces, Trinity Apse Story-telling Garden, Women of World War I, Reviews of Scotland's Shrine by Duncan Macmillan and Mapping Edinburgh by Chris Fleet and Dan MacConnell, Winter activities.


September 2014

CowgateheadcropChanges with our Newsletter and Website, World War I centenary, Old Town Community Council, Population statistics, Grassmarket Community Project, Greening the Old Town, Scaffolding photo-essay, Panmure House.


April 2014

14AprDSCN2555Old Town Community Council, Castle floodlighting, Castle rock trap, Riddle's Court update, Market Street gap-site, Friends of Canongate Kirkyard, Pavement promotions, Summer activities.

January 2014

January 2014 (1.0MB). Demise of the Old Town Community Council, community green spaces, closed path in Princes Street Gardens (again), party flats and A-boards, family firms, St Cecilia’s Hall 250th anniversary, owl and pussycat in Cockburn Street.

September 2013

September 2013 (1.0MB). Considerate Constructors, ‘Discover Tollcross’ leaflet, closed path in Princes Street Gardens, non-retail street clutter, Flodden 400, return of the dragons.

April 2013

April 2013 (1.2MB). An American academic’s vew of Edinburgh, North & South Bridge 1952 and now, recording Royal Mile lives, Our (Old) Town Stories website, Motel One, party flats, street clutter and ‘tat’, the Owl & the Pussycat tree sculpture.

January 2013

January 2013 (1.3MB). A BID for the Grassmarket, control of retail outlets, the Tron Kirk in 1824, Fringe aftermath, Castlehill improvements, Winter Wall in the Canongate.

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Edinburgh EH1 1SU

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  • The committee looked at three new planning applications, none of which was felt to require comment. Pre-planning consultation has begun on proposals ...
  • The committee looked at three new planning applications. Two of these were for 6-8 Market Street – the site immediately west of the City Art Centre. T...
  • The committee looked at five new planning applications. We will object to one of these: for 25 new rooms at the Carlton Hotel, North Bridge on top of ...
  • The Old Town Association committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month. At the November 2014 meeting, as usual, we looked at new planning applicat...