EDINBURGH residents are being offered the chance to participate in a free stone masonry workshop to celebrate the start of work to restore the Granton Castle Walled Garden B-listed wall and dovecot.
Organised by the City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Friends of the Walled Garden with Scottish Crown Estate marine asset funding, it is hoped the workshop on Monday 21 November will provide an opportunity to people of all ages to learn new or develop existing stone masonry skills.
The local authority revealed it is also working with Friends of the Walled Garden on a vision to transform the site into a working market garden and local attraction. The project to restore the Granton Castle Walled Garden is part of the wider £1.3 billion regeneration of Granton Waterfront.
Council leader Cammy Day said, “Being a heritage city, stone masonry is one of the skills it’s really important we keep alive in Edinburgh. This workshop is an ideal way to help people from across the city come together and celebrate this great craft as well as work beginning to restore this historic site to be enjoyed by locals and visitors for generations to come.”