Saturday, 22 November 2008

Conservation Plan for Calton Hill

A conservation plan for Calton Hill was produced by LDN Architects in 1999. It is an in-depth and comprehensive piece of work that includes amongst other things, archaeological, geological and architectural appendices that are a fascinating read in their own right and give you a bit of an idea how much there is going on with this hill, and where the knowledge gaps still lie. The plan can be downloaded from the City of Edinburgh council website, or can also be found in hard copy in the Main Edinburgh library of George IV Bridge. 

Monday, 17 November 2008

Some general info

A bit of background on Calton Hill

For starters...

Welcome to the Calton Hill Research Project!

This is a blog to record my PhD research on the cultural and intellectual scope of The Hill, as well as looking at the practical conservation work being carried out there at present.

In addition to updates and information I come across - or that occurs during my ongoing research - there will be some historical allusion in this blog, and references on where to look for the history of the hill, but it will not be a fully comprehensive history of the site. I will aim to only publish information that is accurate and will reference any research papers and academic analysis within this site. In addition, I will amend any errors as soon as I am aware of them but please note that this blog records research in progress. As such, my viewpoints, perspectives and conclusions may change during the course of my work.

This project is in collaboration with a leading academic institution and a local heritage body, but all opinions on this site are solely that of the author.

Admin bit done! - I hope you find this site interesting and informative and an enjoyable read. Please feel free to email me any comments or pieces of information that you feel may be useful to my research, or if you wish any further information on any of the posts that I have supplied.