Restored Ross Fountain lights up for the first time

The Ross Fountain will now be illuminated at night.
The Ross Fountain will now be illuminated at night.
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The Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens is, for the first time, glistening after dark as the new lighting was switched on last night.

The recently-restored water feature has been fitted with a new LED system within the fountain pools which will project ripples as the water is moved by the wind, creating a shimmering effect after dark.

The water supply was temporarily switched off on October 1 to allow the works to take place ahead of Thursday’s switch on.

Water began flowing through the Fountain for the first time since 2010 when restoration works were completed by the Ross Development Trust on 8 July 2018.

The whole conservation project process, which cost around £2m, was completed on schedule following 40,000 working hours to restore it.