The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh attend ‘Showcasing Edinburgh 900’ event

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh meeting Council colleagues
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh are presented to senior Council colleagues by the Depute Lord Provost.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh visit the City Chambers and learn about Edinburgh 900.

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh to the ‘Showcasing Edinburgh 900’ event at the City Chambers on Monday evening (May 20).

Edinburgh 900 is a celebration of the nine centuries of history and traditions in Scotland’s capital city since the founding of the royal burgh by King David I in around 1124. 

To celebrate the event the main Council Chamber was set up to represent the ten themes of Edinburgh 900, where The Duke and Duchess were given an insight into each theme by invited experts.

The evening concluded with a moving piece musical piece Shionka Inkster, playing the clarsach.

We’re clear that Edinburgh’s communities have a central role to play in these celebrations. The Edinburgh 900 Community Fund aims to allow our residents to celebrate their city’s rich heritage and inspiring present. Community fund applications need to be led by an Edinburgh-based community group and focussed on activities or events held within their local area. Each application can be to a maximum of £5,000.

The full criteria and guidance for applications are available on our website. The deadline for applications is 27 May 2024.

If you're already planning events for 2024 or 2025 and would like to be part of our Edinburgh 900 programme, you can apply through our separate application process to use the Edinburgh 900 logo and be advertised on the programme website and marketing activity.

For any general queries about the Edinburgh 900 programme please contact  

Depute Lord Provost, Lezley Marion Cameron said:

I was delighted to welcome The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh to the ‘Showcasing Edinburgh 900’ event at the City Chambers, which gave us an opportunity to shine a light on the main themes of the programme. 

It was wonderful to hear from a wide variety of representatives from the local community to discuss these themes.   

It’s been really encouraging to have a number of community groups from across the city show interest in taking part in Edinburgh 900. There’s still time to get your application in for the community fund during the next week, and I’d encourage as many people as possible to get involved.

Published: May 21st 2024