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Granny Green Steps were built as part of Dance Base, designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects and completed June 2001. The project was funded by a major award from Scottish Arts Council Lottery with additional funding from Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, City of Edinburgh Council and a number of other trust bodies.

Dance Base is intimately linked into its physical and historical context. In its development of the abandoned backlands, re-use, repair and expansion of physical elements and traditional mediaeval urban patterns (Close, Vennel and Flodden Wall) and provision of elements of amenity (the Park at Granny’s Green) Dance Base reinvigorates the area, at the same time gaining in itself from those relationships.

Granny Green's Steps lead up from THE GRASSMARKET to JOHNSTON TERRACE



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