City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Britain From the Air Coming to Edinburgh

By edg - Posted on 14 March 2013

Britain from the Air: Arthur's Seat

Edinburgh has been confirmed as the latest host venue for Britain from the Air, an outdoor exhibition of more than 100 aerial photographs, such as the one above of Holyrood Park.

Arriving 22nd March and staying til 20 May, the free-to-access, 24-hour-a-day street gallery, aims to provide fresh perspectives and insights into Britain's natural and built heritage through its large-scale images. 

The floodlit photos will be displayed at various points on a walking trail in Festival Square, West End, Castle Street, Rose Street, St Andrew Square, East Princes Street Gardens, Mound Precinct and the Grassmarket.

The exhibition will also include a large-scale, walk-on Ordnance Survey map situated in Festival Square. Visitors will be able to walk the length and breadth of the British Isles, finding favourite locations and discovering new ones.

Eleven specially selected photographs of striking locations around Edinburgh will also be unveiled as part of the exhibition's first airing in Scotland.

"A unique value in the exhibition lies in its ability to help everyone to appreciate Britain’s extraordinary scenery and to understand more about how people have used and interacted with our landscapes for millennia," said Dr Rita Gardner, director of the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) who are bringing the exhibition to Edinburgh with street gallery pioneers, Wecommunic8.

The exhibition is being sponsored by the City of Edinburgh Council, Marketing Edinburgh and Essential Edinburgh in conjunction with Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland (RHASS), Edinburgh World Heritage and the Grassmarket BID.

Adam Wilkinson, Director of Edinburgh World Heritage, said: "The qualities that make Edinburgh such a distinctive and beautiful city will be clearly shown, such as the stunning landscape setting, the striking contrast of the Old and New Towns and imposing architectural landmarks. The exhibition is a reminder of just what an extraordinary place Edinburgh is."