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30 November 2023

Free exhibition and drop-in event on the future of Holyrood Park

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the future of Edinburgh’s iconic park

An image of Holyrood Park with Salisbury Crags in the background

An exhibition and drop-in event on the Outline Strategic Plan for Holyrood Park will take place this week (Saturday 2 December) as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) encourages people to have their say on the future of the iconic park.

The free exhibition will take place in Edinburgh at the Greyfriars Charteris Centre, 138/140 Pleasance, EH8 9RR from 10am to 4.30pm and members of the public are invited to drop in to find out more about the Plan, provide their feedback and take part in the consultation survey.

HES’s Outline Strategic Plan showcases detailed principles, vision and objectives to deliver a new future for Holyrood Park that could help further transform the Park into a climate positive asset for Scotland, strengthen its iconic status and provide further wellbeing benefits. The Plan is being shaped with communities, stakeholders and the public, to help ensure that future proposals reflect the needs of all park users.

The online consultation survey will run until Tuesday 19 December, with the feedback received directly informing the final Strategic Plan which is due to be published next year.

Martin Gray, Ranger and Visitor Services Manager at HES, said:

This Outline Strategic Plan is the first step in delivering a new future for Edinburgh’s iconic Holyrood park. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the Strategic Plan or providing feedback in person to come along to our drop-in exhibition this Saturday.

“We’re keen for as many people as possible to take part to ensure that those views form the foundation of our next steps.”

Find out more on the Outline Strategic Plan and explore the virtual engagement room.

About Historic Environment Scotland (HES) 

  • We are the lead body for Scotland’s historic environment, a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture, education and environmental protection. It is at the forefront of researching and understanding the historic environment and addressing the impacts of climate change on its future, investigating and recording architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across Scotland and caring for more than 300 properties of national importance. We are also the lead on delivering Scotland's strategy for the historic environment, Our Past, Our Future.
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For further information, please contact:

Laura Ely
Historic Environment Scotland Media Office
07721 959 962