With the Christmas lights now on in Edinburgh one permanent feature is illuminated for the first time ever.
The final step in the £2m restoration of the Ross Fountain is complete – the addition of a state-of-the-art, low energy, underwater LED lighting system. The new lighting system allows the Ross Fountain to be illuminated from dusk until 11 pm. So now, even in the darkness of winter, it looks spectacular with the light bouncing through the falls as the water flows down.
The complex and sensitive restoration project required the complete disassembly, repair and reinstatement of the Ross Fountain on a new solid foundation, requiring 40,000 working hours and 650 litres of paint to complete!
David Ellis, the Managing Director of The Ross Development Trust stated:
“We are delighted with the new lighting system, the final piece in the restoration of the fountain. This new lighting scheme creates the opportunity for people to enjoy the fountain in a way it has never been experienced before. Through modern, sensitive, lighting techniques the Fountain now comes to life after dark, so it can be enjoyed by all through the winter months.”