Councillor Donald Wilson, Lord Provost, The City of Edinburgh Council

"Everyone knows that Edinburgh is one of the finest built environments in the world, and our historic buildings are one of our most precious of assets. I am delighted to know that a company such as City & Country is involved with Donaldson’s in its first Scottish project. I have no doubt that any plans will be rightly scrutinised by those involved in the planning process but, that said, I do think that it can only be good to bring together those with specialist heritage expertise in the redevelopment of one of the UK’s very finest buildings. By doing so, hopefully we can ensure that many more of our best buildings can be used by, and preserved for, future generations."