The installation of 6 Times began in spring 2010. The project has generated much interest and received wide support. Extensive consultation took place regarding the technical installation of the figures, and associated issues prior to the start of the installation process. This involved the City of Edinburgh Council and many other agencies and interested parties including the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Water of Leith Trust, and the Forth Port Authority.
The project has received generous funding from the Art Fund, The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, The Patrons of the National Galleries of Scotland, Claire Enders and The Henry Moore Foundation.