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2050 Edinburgh City Vision

Join the conversation - and win!

Scroll down to learn more about the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision and why we want to hear from you.

2050 November Prizes 600X250

We’ll be choosing six lucky winners from amongst those who share their visions in November to receive one of the six following prizes:

1. A night’s stay in the Principal Charlotte Square for two with bed and breakfast and access to the hotel's leisure facilities, including use of the hotel’s brand new Spa at The Principal with 55 minute spa treatments for two.

2. A mealwith paired wine for two at the luxurious Castle Terrace.

3. Two tickets to the world-famous Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party.

4. A voucher for two Silver adult tickets to an Edinburgh Rugby home game at BT Murrayfield in the 2018-19 season.

5. Two four-week Ridacards giving travel throughout Edinburgh on Lothian Buses.

6. A pack of Pickering's Gin's famous gin-filled Christmas Baubles.

Terms and conditions apply >

Scotland's Proud Capital

Throughout its history, Edinburgh has been a city of innovation and change.

The last 30 years have been no different. In the early 1980s Edinburgh was a city with population in decline, facing a changing economy and significant social health challenges.

In 2018, we are a successful city where population is growing more quickly than any other major city in the UK, and whose strong economy and quality of life is recognised across the world.

With this vibrancy and growth come many challenges. Whether it is in increased inequality and pockets of severe deprivation, or in increased pressure on our city infrastructure and environment, we know that the city needs to adapt and change again.

But where are we headed in the future? What will the Edinburgh of 2050 be like?

The Edinburgh 2050 City Vision

In 2016, the city of Edinburgh began a conversation about its future to create a vision for 2050: what priorities should the vision include and how might they be delivered.

During the first year of the city vision conversation, we have spoken to thousands of stakeholders in the city – in community halls and schools, in board rooms and conference centres. Online, through our website and on Twitter, we received hundreds of ideas, each expressing part of a vision for what Edinburgh could be in 2050. From this feedback, it has been possible to create the themes of the city vision – core values, some of which are aspirations for tomorrow, some are key strengths today.

But we still need to hear from you, the citizens of Edinburgh. In the year 2050, what will your Edinburgh be like? Submit your vision for the Edinburgh of the future >

Read the Edinburgh 2050 Blog >