Phone - The Scotsman Main Reception: 0131 620 8620
images from CDA Architects, Edinburgh
Grand frontage to Holyrood Road, stepped to south facing Royal Park of Arthur's Seat. Built for the Barclay Brothers.
Scotsman Newspaper, Edinburgh
This building is the home of The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News, papers owned by the Barclay Brothers.
The Scotsman Newspaper: image from CDA Architects, Edinburgh
The front stone facade facing Holyrood Road - featuring a large bronze thistle sculptural emblem, Scotsman newspaper masthead - is not overly liked by many. The symmetrical facade seems overbearing and does not seem to suit the tenor of Holyrood Road.
The rear facade however is more successful with luxurious terrace facing onto Salisbury Crags, partly secluded by mature trees, and popular with staff. The gently-vaulted gables stepping down to the parkland is a neat solution, and the materials are much lighter and mdoern than the front.
The side facades of The Scotsman building are clean and ordered - relieved by honey-coloured rusticated sandstone and subtle recessed bays - but like the frontage, slighlty conservative compared to the general Holyrood context, but no doubt pleasing many, including the Client.