Arches and artefacts

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As the oldest university in Scotland, we are the guardian of many remarkable buildings and artefacts that collectively define our position in the history of our nation and the world.

It is imperative that we conserve and protect this unique heritage for the benefit of future generations.

Throughout the Anniversary celebrations, one of the focuses of the Campaign has been the regeneration of St Salvator's Quadrangle - the heart of our historic University. £680,000 has been raised towards this project and 360 alumni have made a special Anniversary gift to have their name inscribed on a new flagstone. These flagstones will soon be in place as the work on the Quad progresses.

Conservation and augmentation of our Library's Special Collections is currently being undertaken following a gift of US$750,000 (£525,000) to the Campaign from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This gift was given to coincide with the redevelopment of Martyrs Kirk which now houses the new Special Collections Reading Room.