The Quaich Project at West Princes Street Gardens represents the next evolutionary chapter in the story of one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmark locations. Our vision is to reimagine this historic place as a space for all to celebrate and enjoy in new ways – with dynamic architectural designs and innovative facilities – all the time being respectful to the people, wildlife, landscape and heritage of Scotland’s capital.
Like the traditional Scottish sharing cup from which it takes its name, The Quaich Project aims to bring people together to celebrate Edinburgh’s status as one the world’s most beautiful, welcoming and vibrant capitals – generating new connections both locally and internationally.
By offering improved access and a wide range of facilities, all members of the community will be able to appreciate and enjoy the gardens. From improved amenities such as children’s playparks and public toilets to open-air stages and public seating, every element of the design has been considered to offer accessibility and inclusivity – connecting the city in new ways while also blending in seamlessly and working in harmony with the natural environment.Find out more
The Quaich Project is committed to respecting the biodiversity of the gardens and to enhancing the health and wellbeing of its visitors. Our vision is to create a space of tranquillity that everyone can enjoy amidst the bustle of the city centre - whether you’re a commuter walking to work, a family on a day-trip, or an international visitor looking for somewhere to relax and enjoy the view. Our gardens act as the ‘lungs of the city’ – helping to provide a calm place to retreat to and a canvas of greenery.Find out more
The Quaich Project is dedicated to retaining the gardens’ cultural and historical significance. West Princes Street Gardens sits within one of Scotland’s five UNESCO World Heritage sites and The Quaich Project will reflect Edinburgh’s proud history and heritage. It will be an inspiring public green space in the heart of the city – befitting Edinburgh’s reputation as a leading city of culture and education.Find out more
A unique space within the city to host an array of cultural, musical and artistic events and activities. Throughout the year, West Princes Street Gardens will play host to events large and small – from international artists performances to community events and local dance group recitals – with world class facilities and architectural designs helping to enhance the quality of every performance.Find out more
31 August 2020
The Virgin Money Fireworks Concert in West Princes Street Gardens on Monday 31 August, 2020. A live classical music concert accompanied by fireworks set off from Edinburgh Castle.…View event
21 - 25 October 2020
2020 will be the 8th year of the tradition of Oktoberfest in Edinburgh. ‘Over one long weekend you can experience everything that makes a real Oktoberfest.’ Set…View event
New Chair appointed to lead reimagination of West Princes Street Gardens • John Campbell QC has been elected successor to Norman Springford as Chairman of The Ross…Read more
Two of Scotland’s best-loved stars have given their backing to The Quaich Project’s vision for Edinburgh’s West Princes Street Gardens in a new video released today (3…Read more
Founder of The Ross Development Trust, Norman Springford OBE steps down The Apex Hotel owner provided a £5 million philanthropic donation to improve West Princes Street Gardens…Read more
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