Lonely Planet Writer

Edinburgh’s alleys to become art installations

A dozen medieval alleyways off Edinburgh’s Royal Mile are to be turned into art installations.

Edinburgh's old town set to become art gallery.
Edinburgh’s old town set to become art gallery. Image by Kevin Gibbons / CC BY 2.0

Edinburgh’s Old Town is riddled with narrow closes and ‘wynds’, many of which have historic connections: philosopher David Hume lived on Riddle’s Close in the 18th century, and Stevenlaw’s Close was where the recipe for haggis was first recorded in the 1700s. Over £700,000 will be spent on lighting shows and art installations, with some features running only in the summer and others operating permanently. Read more: scotsman.com