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Welcome to the website of Edinburgh Old Town Association, which is for anyone interested in the historic heart of Edinburgh, so please explore...

The Old Town of Edinburgh runs from the Castle in the west to Holyrood Palace in the east and from Princes Street Gardens in the north to the University of Edinburgh in the south and covers the extent of the city until its expansion in the 18th century. The Edinburgh Old Town Association is an organisation working on behalf of those who live and work in the Old Town of Edinburgh to influence the way the area is developed and to improve the environment and quality of life.

  • The website of Edinburgh Old Town has been redesigned.  We hope you will like its bright, new look and find it easy to navigate.  There are ...
  • John Donald, China Merchant in Bristo Place, is in the process of finally closing. It was recorded in 1871/2 as existing in Bristo Port Lane, with Joh...
  • The Old Town Community Council is winding up. One of the Community Council’s long-standing members, and past Chair, is OTA Hon President Anja Amsel. A...
  • There is an issue of serious congestion caused by coaches parking/picking up tourists from hotels in the Old Town, In particular around the new IBIS H...
  • There might be a feeling of disillusion about what can be achieved with regard to consultation by the City Council, but this is most definitely not pr...

Contact Us

Edinburgh Old Town Association
2 St Mary’s Street
Edinburgh EH1 1SU

Email info@eota.org.uk