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Edinburgh hotel plans said to threaten World Heritage status

Newly released plans for construction developments around Calton Hill have been met with strong warnings and unconventional tactics from conservation groups in the city. The UK division of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) has raised the prospect that the developments, which include two hotels to the east of Princes Street, pose a […]

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Conservationist calls for end to Edinburgh World Heritage status

Leading urban conservationist, David Black, is calling on UNESCO to take away Scotland’s renowned heritage status it has held since 1955. Black has been heavily critical of Edinburgh’s city authorities, condemning a series of architectural decisions conducted within the city’s historic cityscape. Black is the first chairman of the city’s Southside Association, a group that […]