Friday, 1 April 2011

Edinburgh graveyards project

Thanks to the RCAHMS and Kirsty Wilkinson for the following, via Twitter.

Following last year's inclusion of five Edinburgh graveyards onto the World Monuments Fund watch list, it looks like the city has been shamed into doing something about it, in the form of a new collaborative project commissioned to oversee their preservation. The cemeteries are Greyfriars, Old and New Calton, Canongate and St Cuthbert’s.

For more on the story see www.ewht.org.uk/news/139/102/Watching-over-Edinburgh-s-graveyards

(NB: if anyone else is looking for a restoration project, I could humbly suggest Belfast City Cemetery, the condition of which I found to be absolutely shocking on Wednesday.)

Chris

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