Warm welcome for Edinburgh's winter windows

Last night, 25 primary, secondary and special schools in Edinburgh came together to unveil the colourful results of this year’s Winter Windows competition.

Installed with the support of Scottish Gas and charity partner Shelter, and part of Edinburgh’s Christmas 2015, the Winter Windows projects sees pupils from all over the city design their own stained glass windows. The best design from each school is enlarged and displayed in East Princes Street Gardens.

The results were revealed by Economy Convener Cllr Ross last night (Wednesday 25 November). He said: “The artworks by these children will be seen by millions of people as they walk through Princes Street Gardens this winter. Edinburgh is renowned for its festivals and rich cultural heritage and it is so important to engage our young people in the arts. The Winter Windows display is a huge confidence boost to the young artists involved in the project and I hope taking part encourages them to keep on being creative. I’m thrilled the programme has expanded to include 25 schools compared to last year’s 15 and the winning entries look superb.”

Visit the Winter Windows for free in East Princes Street Gardens until 4 January. 

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