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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.

Contact Us

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

Email info@eota.org.uk





  • This month there was only one new planning application discussed and the committee did not feel it required comment. We noted at last month’s meetin...
  • The committee looked at three new planning applications, none of which was felt to require comment. Pre-planning consultation has begun on proposals ...
  • The committee looked at three new planning applications. Two of these were for 6-8 Market Street – the site immediately west of the City Art Centre. T...
  • The committee looked at five new planning applications. We will object to one of these: for 25 new rooms at the Carlton Hotel, North Bridge on top of ...
  • The Old Town Association committee meets on the first Tuesday of the month. At the November 2014 meeting, as usual, we looked at new planning applicat...