The Ross Fountain Switch-on, Sunday 8th July 2018

FAMILY FUN DAY PLANNED TO MARK ROSS FOUNTAIN SWITCH-ON

The Ross Fountain ahead of the water switch-on

The Ross Fountain ahead of the water switch-on

A family fun day is planned to celebrate the formal switch on of the Ross Fountain in West Princes Street Gardens on Sunday 8th July 2018.

Entertainment will include a bouncy castle, face painters, street performers and stilt-walkers.  The event, which will be free, is being staged by The Ross Development Trust.

It will have a Victorian theme linking back to the fountain’s origin and will also feature cartoonist Scot  Walker who will create an art wall inviting families to help complete it.

The event will be attended by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost and will be hosted by Grant Stott.  It will start at noon ending at 4pm.  The official ‘switch on’ will be at 1pm when a group of children will turn an oversized tap to on allowing water to flow through the fountain for the first time since 2011.

Sunday 8th July 2018

Sunday 8th July 2018

Finishing touches, 27th June

Finishing touches, 27th June

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