World Heritage competition focuses on life in bygone Edinburgh


28 November 2013
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Edinburgh World Heritage has announced the launch of a new colouring competition for children inspired by the history of the city's Old and New Towns. ...
Edinburgh World Heritage has announced the launch of a new colouring competition for children inspired by the history of the city's Old and New Towns.

The contest, which is designed to 'raise awareness of the World Heritage Site' of Edinburgh invited children to colour in scenes of the John Knox house in 1570, with an image showing the houses's owner James Mossman and his wife; and George Street in the 1820s, when the New Town was a fashionable area of Georgian Edinburgh.

The colouring sheets will be available in restaurants, cafes and other venues around the city centre, or directly from Edinburgh World Heritage. Children can enter the competition by colouring in the Old and New Towns scenes, then scanning or taking a photo of their work and sending it to Edinburgh World Heritage by e-mail. Every entry will be added to an online gallery on the Edinburgh World Heritage website and every month a small prize will be awarded.

The project has been kindly supported by Walter Scott & Partners Limited.

Find out more about bygone Edinburgh in our July/August issue where we discover how female penitents were treated by the kirk in the seventeenth century.

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