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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.

  • 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...
  • We reported in our September Newsletter that access to the whole of the slope down from the Castle Esplanade to the railway lines had been closed, due...
  • 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...
  • The City of Edinburgh Council has now taken action to control the short term letting of flats which are rented out to stag and hen parties, where larg...

Contact Us

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

Email info@eota.org.uk