West End Character Project

This August, Edinburgh’s West End BID launches the West End Character Project; a month long photographic exhibition showcasing the people and places that shape Edinburgh’s West End.

In October 2017, Edinburgh’s West End BID teamed up with photographer Derek Anderson to begin visually documenting the area over a 9-month period. The result is an on-street exhibition showcasing a unique collection of striking images that give you, the viewer, a true insight into the character of Edinburgh’s West End. Curation of the project was broken into 4 elements, all of which have be brought together to form this spectacular exhibition.


Showcasing and promoting the unique collection of businesses that operate in the West End BID area, as well as the personalities behind them.

Image on right: Claudio Sapienza, Owner, Maialino Deli, 34 William Street, Edinburgh.


Documenting the people who live in the Edinburgh’s West End, producing portraits and environmental portraits to give insight into the lives of those who stay in the area. The West End of Edinburgh has a real sense of community which is characterised by its residents.

Banner image: The Quinns, West End residents, Edinburgh.


Exploring and capturing the day to day goings-on in Edinburgh’s West End, and the people who frequent the area often.


Taking a pop-up room set to the busiest areas of Edinburgh’s West End and inviting members of the public to have their photograph taken so that they can feature in the exhibition.


The West End Character Project is free to attend and exhibits in August 2018, Coates Crescent, Shandwick Place, Edinburgh.


Keep an eye on our website and social pages for further updates!


With special thanks to: Derek Anderson Photography, Fabio Scallici, Juliane Fallon Peden, Emma Quinn Design, Paragon Service Point Edinburgh and Old School Fabrications.