Victoria Swing Bridge, Leith
Victoria Swing Bridge, Leith

12 historic Edinburgh buildings at risk of disappearing forever

While Edinburgh is famous around the world for its abundance of historic buildings, the city continually faces a battle to save listed structures that have fallen into disrepair.

Since 1990, the Buildings at Risk Register has been active in Scotland in response to a concern at the growing number of listed buildings in Conservation Areas that had been left vacant and had fallen into a state of disrepair.

The Register, which is managed by Historic Environment Scotland, aims to protect these buildings, many of which are at risk of being lost forever.We take a look at 12 listed buildings which have fallen into the “at risk” category and might not have a future in the long term unless something is done to stop the rot.

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