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Who Loves Edinburgh

About Us

The Cockburn Association was founded in 1875. It is named after the late Lord Henry Cockburn (1779-1854) who campaigned to protect and enhance the beauty of Edinburgh.

Our History

The Cockburn Association was officially formed on 15 June 1875 as a means of rapid and effective communication of public opinion on the work of the Town Council and dedicated to the improvement of Edinburgh and the neighbourhood.

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Our Members

Many organisations and businesses help support the work of the Cockburn Association and help us to maintain our status as an independent charity.

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