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The Cottage: Inside The Quaich


13th June 2019

Curious as to whom is writing The Quaich Project’s ace social media posts? Now is your chance to find out all about… me!

Learn more about the faces behind The Quaich Project team as we share in-depth videos about our team members and what they enjoy most about working in West Princes Street Gardens.


Hi, I’m Ruby Katz and I’m the Marketing Assistant at The Quaich Project.

Today I’m going to take you to my favourite spot in the Gardens and talk about what I do for the project.

What would you like people to know about you?

I’m a tourist first and now I’m a resident, so I got to see the Gardens as a tourist first-hand, but now that I live here and work for the project, I have a huge appreciation for the Gardens and how they play a huge role in the public space for local residents.

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Chicago, IL, in the northern suburbs. I came here to do my Masters in 2016. I got a Masers in Film Studies from the University of Edinburgh. I went home for a year, and then moved here and officially became a resident in the beginning of 2018.

What do you like about your job?

Working for social media, you get to kind of have a direct link to the people, because a lot of people don’t know that we’re doing public consultations, people need to hear about us in all different ways. So, I’m able tor each out on different social channels and get a full perspective from the whole community on what they want to see in the Gardens.

We’ve now arrived at my favourite spot, it’s a monument called ‘The Call’. It’s dedicated from the Americas to the people of Scotland to talk about the war and the Scottish soldier’s part in World War I. I’m really thankful that we have monuments like this that remind us Scottish history and that Scottish history is also American history. Even though sometimes it seems like it’s a really far way across the pond.

So, that was my tour of the Gardens. I hope everyone enjoyed, hopefully you’ll tune in for two weeks from now when our ‘Next Face of the Quaich Project’ is on your screen, and you’ll learn more about the project. See you around the Gardens.