St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 287 High Street, Portobello

The church is to undertake masonry repair and repointing works to the boundary walls together with metal railing and minor paintwork.

Small scale, localised excavation will take place as required for the construction of new foundations, some of this in areas near burials that butt the wall. All excavations will be completed by trained archaeologists, although it is not anticipated that any burials will be disturbed during the course of the works. Both Edinburgh City Council and The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal’s Service have been notified of the work.

The project will be overseen by Simpson and Brown who are one of the leading conservation practices in the UK. Their design team includes architect, contract administrator, quantity surveyor, structural engineer and archeological services. Over the 35 years of the practice, Simpson & Brown have carried out over 1,500 conservation projects with over 1,000 projects on buildings principally dating from the 19th century and earlier.

The work is due to commence on 25th August and run for approximately 1 year. During this period, sections of the church grounds will be inaccessible and designated for site operations.

Anyone with legitimate interest in the matter seeking information of what is proposed should contact Rev. Dr Sophia Marriage; 0131 629 1219; sophia.marriage AT