The Quaich Project

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West Princes Street Gardens is a much loved part of the city in terms of its history, its nature and its location. Please take a minute to read some inspiring quotes and heart-warming stories and find out what West Princes Street Gardens means to others. We’d welcome you to share your own memories of the gardens by uploading your stories and photos.

 You can also watch videos below and find out more about people’s stories and personal connections to West Princes Street Gardens.


  • David’s Story

    West Princes Street Gardens' Head Gardener, David, talks about his passion for gardening - including the floral clock of course - and reflecting on how West Princes Street Gardens have changed over the years.

    Read David’s Story
  • Reverend Sutton’s Story

    Reverend Peter Sutton describes St Cuthbert Parish Church's history and his own connection to West Princes Street Gardens

    Read Reverend Sutton’s Story
  • Norman’s Story

    Our Chairman, Norman Springford, talks about his memories of visiting the gardens as a young boy and his pride in leading their reimagination.

    Read Norman’s Story
  • The Dooks’ Family Story

    Join the Dooks Family on their visit to West Princes Street Gardens.

    Read The Dooks’ Family Story
  • Moira’s Story

    Moira Hepburn (or Auntie Moira) recalls fond summer days playing the piano at the Ross Theatre for Children's Hour.

    Read Moira’s Story
  • David Allfrey’s Story

    David Allfrey, Producer and Chief Executive of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo talks about his enthusiasm for The Quaich Project and shares his favourite space within West Princes Street Gardens.

    Read David Allfrey’s Story


We'd love to hear your stories and memories from the gardens. Please upload your stories and photos and complete your details on the form below.
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