Posted on 18 Mar 2011
PARC acquired the building in 2007 as part of their effort to consolidate and regenerate the town centre. With restoration and an appropriate sustainable use, the building will return to its previous glory and once again, reclaim its prominence on the high street of Craigmillar. To celebrate the completion of the restoration works, funded by the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Regeneration Fund (TCRF), Historic Scotland’s Conservation Grant and PARC, the White House opens its doors again to the public with an Inaugural Exhibition
that showcases the past, present and future of Craigmillar from 18 March to 10 June 2011.
The Exhibition features:
The White House - its architectural history and restoration
Craigmillar’s Heritage - from Craigmillar’s early history through its industrial heritage and its decline; from housing to arts; people and social history
The Regeneration - The vision and strategic themes of the Regeneration, PARC’s Master Plans and physical development works in the area
Sustainable Communities - Scottish Government’s Scottish Sustainable Communities Initiatives (SSCI) that places Craigmillar in the national context amongst the 11 projects awarded the recognition for working towards ‘Creating a Scottish Sustainable Community’.
This is a unique opportunity for the community and visitors:
- To see the building, one of the finest examples of this type of buildings in Scotland and its restored interiors;
- To learn about the physical regeneration works that is ongoing and continuing into the future;
- To remember the past and learn about the rich heritage of Craigmillar
- To be informed of other projects amongst the sustainable communities network in Scotland.
Date: 18 March 2011 to 10 June 2011
Opening times: 10:30am - 3:30pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays Venue: The White House, 70 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh EH16 4BG
For enquiries, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org