Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Edinburgh cemeteries in top 100 at risk list

This is a story I missed whilst away on holiday, so thanks to architectural historian Jonathan Foyle for his tweet concerning it.

According to an article in the Independent newspaper on October 7th, the New York based World Monuments Fund has expressed concern that five Edinburgh based cemeteries have deteriorated substantially because of exposure to the natural elements, vandalism and neglect. The sites are Greyfriars Kirkyard, Canongate Kirkyard, St Cuthbert's Kirkyard, Old Calton Burial Ground and New Calton Burial Ground. As a consequence the organisation has placed the cemeteries in the top 100 list of most endangered sites in the world.

For the full story visit
Scottish graveyards among world's most at-risk historic sites

Chris

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