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
21 June 2020
Following Government advice issued on Monday 16 March 2020 to step up measures to combat the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Edinburgh Council are keeping in…View event
26 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
West Princes Street Gardens’ Red Blaize area will host the Edinburgh bubble parc this year, from 26 June to 31 August. More information on the event here.View event
7 - 22 August 2020
Edinburgh Summer Sessions is a series of live ticketed music concerts taking place at the Ross Bandstand in West Princes Street Gardens. 9 live concerts between Friday…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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