Edinburgh’s history unveiled

A ground-breaking film showing the growth of Edinburgh has been opened officially in the Museum of Edinburgh today by Fergus Ewing MSP, Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism.

FOUNDATION Edinburgh - the Story of a City - was created by Registers of Scotland (RoS) as its own unique contribution to Year of Creative Scotland 2012. It was very well received and was created in partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council.

Welcoming this attraction as a permanent fixture in Edinburgh, Fergus Ewing said:

“This government launched Year of Creative Scotland 2012 to shine a spotlight on, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths and to position Scotland as one of the world’s most creative nations to audiences at home and across the world. A year-long programme of activity will celebrate our artistic and cultural heritage.“Foundation captures Edinburgh’s magnificent history and bright future. It is a valuable educational resource as well as enhancing the Museum of Edinburgh as a cultural visitor attraction.”

Viewed from above, the story of Edinburgh literally unfolds beneath your feet as the beautiful animation and commentary tell the story of how one of the UK’s most important cities has evolved and reinvented itself.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture and Leisure Convener for The City of Edinburgh Council, said: "Edinburgh is one of the world's most historic cities and I'm delighted that we're now able to bring this to life in a truly unique animated exhibition for both our residents and visitors. The newly revamped Museum of Edinburgh is the perfect home for Foundation Edinburgh and our thanks must go to Registers of Scotland who've created a spectacular and must-see attraction for this city."

For more information please visit: Museum of Edinburgh.

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