Ideas being sought about Rose Street

IDEAS are being invited, as to how new life might be injected into Edinburgh’s Rose Street, which has been described as ‘the poor little brother’ of the capital’s city centre streets.

The description has been made by Roddy Smith, the chief executive of the city centre ‘business improvement district’, Essential Edinburgh.

And Essential Edinburgh is seeking circa 800 word-long essays, with suggestions as to how the street might be ‘improved’ – on a budget and idea relatively self-financing.

The challenge is to improve the street’s urban realm, while recognising that money is, in the main, too tight to mention.

From among the most compelling essays, one will be chosen by Smith, to receive a gift voucher from Waterstones Bookshop, to the value of £100.

The deadline for entries is September 1; for more details, please use the Contact Us form, here on

Picture credit: Place Design Scotland

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