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Temporary Street Changes in Edinburgh’s Old Town for Summer 2024 Festivals


With the summer festivals season fast approaching, we’re making temporary changes to the way some of our streets in the Old Town operate between 15 July and 30 September 2024.

During this busy period the population of our city effectively doubles, which we know brings challenges for our residents, businesses and visitors. These changes are designed to make our streets easier and safer to walk around.

Full details on the streets impacted are available on our website.

There is also specific advice for blue badge holders, home deliveries, loading and services for businesses, places of worship and special arrangements.

If you have any questions about these closures, please email us at oldtownstreets@edinburgh.gov.uk  

This mailbox will be monitored regularly during working hours, and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Map of the streets impacted by the temporary summer changes.

“Whilst we’re rightly proud to be welcoming performers and visitors from all over the world for our summer festivals, we need to make sure this influx is managed safely and properly. We’ve made temporary successful changes to streets in the Old Town during this period for a number of years and I’m sure this summer will be no different.

“I’d like to thank our residents and businesses for their understanding as we get ready to showcase Edinburgh as the world’s cultural capital once again.”

Council Leader Cammy Day

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