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Edinburgh New Town designed by architect James Craig in 1765
Edinburgh New Town
photo © Adrian Welch
Edinburgh New Town
James Craig (1739 – 1795) was a Scottish architect who worked mostly in lowlands of the country and especially his native city of Edinburgh. He is remembered primarily for his layout of the first Edinburgh New Town.

St Andrew’s House designed by architect Thomas Tait
St Andrew's House
photo © Adrian Welch
St Andrew’s House
St Andrew’s House, on the southern flank of Calton Hill in central Edinburgh, is the headquarters building of the Scottish Government. The building stands on the site of the former Calton Gaol.

Today, the turreted Governor’s House is all that remains of the former prison, next to the Old Calton Burial Ground and Political Martyrs’ Monument. The large Category A listed Art Deco-influenced building looks out over Waverley Station, the Canongate and Holyrood Park.

Calton Gate designed by various architects offices
Caltongate Buildings
building image : ANTA architecture
Calton Gate

Scott Monument structure designed by Kemp
Scott Monument
photo © Adrian Welch
Scott Monument

The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the second largest monument to a writer in the world after the José Martí monument in Havana.

It stands in Princes Street Gardens near Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station, which is named after Scott’s Waverley novels.

The tower is 200 feet 6 inches (61 m) high. It has viewing platforms reached by a series of spiral staircases giving panoramic views of central Edinburgh and its surroundings.

It is placed on axis with South St. David Street and is a focal point within that vista. Its size cause it to dominate the eastern section of the Princes Street Gardens.

The highest platform is reached by a total of 287 steps. It is built from Binny sandstone quarried near Ecclesmachan in West Lothian.

Waverley ‘Scotsman’ Architecture Competition designed by Price & Cullen

National Gallery of Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland
photograph © Adrian Welch
National Gallery of Scotland

Morrison Street Link designed by Edward Cullinan Architects
Haymarket Morrison Link

Royal Museum of Scotland designed by Benson + Forsyth
Museum of Scotland photograph
photograph © Adrian Welch
Royal Museum of Scotland

Scottish Parliament designed by EMBT/RMJM
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter
Scottish Parliament

Haymarket (AR) SADC designed by Stokke Wiig, Oslo, Norway
Edinburgh Haymarket
building picture : RMA

Greenside Place designed by Allan Murray Architects
omni edinburgh
picture from the architect studio
Greenside Place

Granton Masterplan designed by CZWG

Tron Nursery Cowgate designed by Allan Murray Architects
Tron Nursery
image from the architect
Tron Nursery Cowgate

Tron Square designed by Richard Murphy Architects
Tron Square
image © Adrian Welch
Tron Square

Galleries – Allan Murray Architects

G4 Architecture Competition, Edinburgh Park – Campbell & Arnott

Park Rangers – Malcolm Fraser Architects

Royal Observatory – Bennetts

QMUC – Dyer Associates

The Tun – Allan Murray Architects
The Tun
holyrood offices
image © Adrian Welch

EICC Extension – BDP Architects
EICC The Exchange
Edinburgh Conference Centre
photo © Adrian Welch

Lochend Butterfly – Katherine Davey, Jaspal Atwal, Sasa Radulovic, Alyssa Schwann

Cowgate Ideas Competition – Ron Galloway Architects

Potterrow – Bennetts
Edinburgh Informatics
Potterrow Edinburgh
picture © Keith Hunter

Shrub Place – Broadway Malyan Architects

Scottish Provident Building
Scottish Provident
photo © Adrian Welch

Cowgate – annulled

Ross Bandstand – make architects


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