George Gilbert Scott architect, St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh image, Scottish building design development photo

George Gilbert Scott Architect : Architecture

Famous Architects from England – Buildings in Lothian, southeast Scotland, United Kingdom

post updated 18 November 2023

The two Scott brothers created some landmark designs for England and Scotland: the classic red phone box, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral and Edinburgh’s soaring spires – St Mary’s Cathedral:

St Mary's Edinburgh by George Gilbert Scott Architect
St Mary’s Edinburgh building photo © Adrian Welch

George Gilbert Scott Architecture

St Mary’s Edinburgh is located in the West End: the spires can be seen to the west down Princes Street and form an integral part in the famous views of Edinburgh from Calton Hill

George Gilbert Scott Scottish Building Designs

George Gilbert Scott – Scottish buildings – key architectural selection below:

St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh
St Marys Cathedral by George Gilbert Scott Architect
aerial image © webbaviation
St Mary’s Cathedral
Sir George Gilbert Scott’s design was selected in an architectural competition from a shortlist of six. His brother Giles had previously also won the Liverpool Cathedral competition.

Two more towers were requested after this architectural competition. The central larger spire sits on axis with Princes Street, and due to the grid shift the western towers sit slightly to the left.

The University of Glasgow, west end, Glasgow, Strathclyde
University of Glasgow

McManus Galleries, Dundee, Tayside, east of Scotland
McManus Galleries
The McManus Galleries & Museum building refurbishment lasted until 2010.

Edinburgh New Town
Edinburgh New Town
New Town architecture photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Buildings

Major Edinburgh Property Designs – key architectural selection below:

New Town RSA
Royal Scottish Academy
RSA property picture © Adrian Welch
New Town RSA

Scott Monument
Scott Monument
Scott Monument photo © Adrian Welch
Scott Monument

McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall
McEwan Hall photo © Adrian Welch
McEwan Hall

Royal Museum of Scotland
Royal Museum of Scotland

Scottish Capital Building Designs

Scottish Capital Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Old College, University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, EH8 9YL
Old College

Dean Gallery, 75 Belford Rd, EH4 3DR
Renewal Design: Terry Farrell Architect
Dean Gallery

Scottish Widows, 69 Morrison Street, financial district, west of Lothian Road
Scottish Widows

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