Donate to Support the City Observatory Redevelopment

Collective is in the final stage of fundraising for the £4m City Observatory redevelopment project and has so far secured the support of key funders including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the City of Edinburgh Council, Creative Scotland, Edinburgh World Heritage as well as other trusts and foundations.View our supporters here.

Collective’s vision is to be a new kind of City Observatory for Edinburgh bringing people together around innovative art and iconic heritage. We now have less than 10% left to raise. Donating to this project will not only help us save this internationally significant heritage site, it will also allow us to realise our vision to be a new City Observatory, developing talent and delivering new exhibitions, commissions and improving the environment of Calton Hill. Click here to read more about our exciting plans.


All levels of donations from individuals and corporate sponsors are welcomed through our Buy-a-Brick scheme which reflects the different elements and features of the William Henry Playfair City Observatory. Click here for further information and to donate.

Text giving

Text COLL38 followed by £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10 to 70070. (Donations will usually incur your standard text message fee.)

In person

Cash, card or cheque donations can be made at Collective.


To discuss a donation please contact: Lori Anderson on +44 (0)131 556 1264;
[email protected]