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The Tron Kirk

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The Tron Kirk is one of the iconic buildings of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. Built in the 17th century, it stands tall with a mix of Palladian and Gothic elements.

In 2003 the Tron was placed on the Buildings at Risk Register and has since cycled through various uses, most recently being leased by Edinburgh World Heritage Trust. It has now been taken on by Scottish Historic Buildings Trust to develop a feasibility study for its future restoration.


The Tron Kirk will operate as a boutique artists’ market run by Scottish Design Exchange (SDX) from July 1st 2022.

SDX brings Scotland’s talented artists and designers to the city centre of Edinburgh, creating a vibrant forum in which to showcase their work. They have provided a different experience for visitors to the city while paying out over £4 million to artists since 2015.

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Be kept up to date with SHBT’s restoration project of the Tron Kirk via our website.

An in-depth community consultation will be carried out that will inform the feasibility study. Be sure to visit the Tron in person and keep your eyes peeled on our social channels for opportunities to contribute to the consultation.

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Take a 3D Tour of Marlin's Wynd, Beneath the Tron Kirk

A view of the Tron Kirk looking down the Royal Mile

Colin McLean Photography