Scottish Architecture. writings

Scottish Architecture. Scottish National Gallery.

The Scottish National Gallery (formerly the National Gallery of Scotland) is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, close to Princes Street. The building was designed in a neoclassical style by William Henry Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859. The gallery houses Scotland’s national collection of fine art, spanning Scottish and international art from the beginning of the Renaissance up to the […]

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Scottish Architecture. The Lighthouse.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh was a young draughtsman in the architectural practise of Honeyman and Keppie when he designed the Mitchell Street building, which now houses The Lighthouse. The Herald Building was Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s first public commission. The building, designed in 1895, was a warehouse at the back of the printing office of the Glasgow […]

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Aberdour Castle. Scotland.

Aberdour Castle lies close to Aberdour’s railway station. It is a building that over a five hundred year period slowly moved from west to east with the successive building of new stages of accommodation more suited to the needs and aspirations of the owners of the day. The castle started life some time before the year 1200 […]

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Scottish Architecture. Glasgow Cathedral.

Glasgow Cathedral, also called the High Kirk of Glasgow or St Kentigern’s or St Mungo’s Cathedral, is the oldest cathedral on mainland Scotland and is the oldest building in Glasgow. Since the Reformation the cathedral continues in public ownership, within the responsibility of Historic Environment Scotland. The congregation is part of the Church of Scotland’s Presbytery of Glasgow and its services and associations are open to […]

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Scottish Architecture Lauriston Castle.

Hi friends, this is an absolutely beautiful piece of architecture which wasn’t far away from where I lived. Lauriston Castle is a 16th-century tower house with 19th-century extensions overlooking the Firth of Forth, in Edinburgh, Scotland. It lies on Cramond Road South, between Cramond, Davidson’s Mains, and Silverknowes. The substantial grounds, Lauriston Castle Gardens, operate as a local park. The castle was bequeathed […]

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Victoria and Albert. Museum. Dundee.

V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London. The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma. The museum under construction in April […]

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National War Museum. Edinburgh.

The museum was opened in 1933, becoming the first war museum in Great Britain. It is housed in an old warehouse from 1755. The tickets for this historic building are free when purchased with an Edinburgh Castle ticket. The National War Museum, situated within Edinburgh Castle, is Scotland’s national war museum reflecting over 400 years […]

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Royal Mile, Grassmarket ,in Edinburgh.

Hi friends, One of the rather spectacular places in the City of Edinburgh is the Royal Mile, its named because it is one mile long and leads to Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, the Palace is Visited by Her Majesty the Queen once a Year. This street is beautiful with endless Architecture and stories galore, they […]

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Scottish Architecture. Iona Abbey

Iona Abbey is an abbey located on the island of Iona, just off the Isle of Mull on the West Coast of Scotland. It is one of the oldest Christian religious centres in Western Europe. The abbey was a focal point for the spread of Christianity throughout Scotland and marks the foundation of a monastic community by St. Columba when Iona was part of the Kingdom of Dál Riata. Saint Aidan served as a […]

Kings-Queens of Scotland Scottish Architecture. writings

Edinburgh Castle. Scotland.

Hey folks. When I lived in Edinburgh I was about a 10-minute walk away from this glorious landmark. It is simply beautiful and the views are exceptional from the castle keep. Edinburgh Castle has played a pivotal role in Scottish history, both as a royal residence – King Malcolm Canmore (r 1058–93) and Queen Margaret […]

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Calton Hill. Edinburgh.

Calton Hill in Edinburgh is a famous landmark, set directly in the City Centre. Housed on this hill is an Athenian Acropolis, the unfinished project started in early 1800,s it is titled the “National Monument” It was just after Napoleon’s defeat copied after the sculpture in Athens. This was to commemorate the dead from the […]

Kings-Queens of Scotland Scottish Architecture. writings

Holyrood Palace. Edinburgh.

Hello folks, Scotland has many landmarks, today we will look at Holyrood Palace, situated within minutes from Arthurs seat. If you ever visit Scotland this beautiful Palace is a must-see.Perhaps one of the most famous monarchs to live at the Palace of Holyrood house, Mary, Queen of Scots’ chambers where she lived between 1561-1567 are […]

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