In celebration of 2017 being the year of ‘History, Heritage and Archaeology’, a bespoke website has been filled with 101 Objects highlighting Edinburgh’s most intriguing treasures.  It is 70 years since the city exploded with arts festivals and 250 years since Edinburgh decided to expand with a plan for a New Town.

From the prestigious to the prosaic, each object has a glittering tale to tell.  Viewers can sift through the stories online, then visit the objects in person at locations across the city, exploring the city’s great wealth of history.  To assist rifling through such a vast trove, the items have been sorted into themes, like ‘City of Innovation’, ‘Arts and Performance’, ‘Everyday Living’ and ‘On the Dark Side’.

Patrick Geddes, a visionary and town planner is close to our heart as, amongst other important contributions, he initiated improvement of living conditions in the Old Town. For this project, he is represented by a bust by Kenny Hunter located in the garden behind the Scottish Book Trust on Trunk’s Close off 55 High Street.