Edinburgh Shoreline project launched in 2018 as an exciting, new, community centred initiative celebrating the city’s 27km coastline.
We work with community groups to rediscover the coasts fascinating and often unknown history and the rich plant and animal life that survives against the odds in unexpected places, inspiring people to explore their coast and take responsibility for its future health.
The project involves people living and working in the shoreline communities from South Queensferry to Joppa. With support from artists and experts, communities are creating their own responses to their local coastline and sharing knowledge and resources with other shoreline communities to build a sense of ownership into the long term future.
An early highlight of the project was a major exhibition in the John Hope Gateway at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden.
More recently, we delivered The Wild Line: large scale habitat creation for insect pollinators and rocky shore invertebrates along the north Edinburgh coast.
The Edinburgh Shoreline project has been kindly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, the Green Infrastructure Community Engagement Fund and Scottish Nastural Heritage's Biodiversity Challenge Fund. It is part of the wider Edinburgh Living Landscape initiative and is delivered by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.