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Introduction to Edinburgh Architecture

Introduction to the Edinburgh Architecture Website, Scotland

post updated 13 August 2023


This site is about Edinburgh architecture & Edinburgh architects. The News page acts as a resource and as a forum for discussion of topical Scottish Architecture issues, new Edinburgh buildings and masterplans. The website is focused on contemporary Edinburgh architecture and is updated daily.

Contact: info(at)edinburgharchitecture.co.uk or call +44 (0)7952 149814.
Mark e-mails ‘for publication’ if to go online.

Dugald Stewart Monument, Calton Hill – great views of Edinburgh city centre:
Dugald Stewart Monument
photo © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Architecture Introduction


The site was written – and is updated daily – by Adrian Welch, and managed by my wife Isabelle Lomholt.

The Edinburgh website welcomes sponsors.

Architects can be listed at the Edinburgh Architects page. With over 113 million hits per year across our three sites, listings generate strong traffic for sponsors.

Edinburgh Walking Tours are available of the city’s architecture.

Tron Nursery, Old Town:
Tron Nursery
image from the architect


The Edinburgh Maps page is a good place to orientate yourself, and if you’re not from Edinburgh the six Tours (with individual maps) would be a logical next choice.

The Edinburgh Books page lists numerous books, mostly on Edinburgh.

I hope you enjoy your visit.


I would like to say a special thanks to my wife, who also trained as an architect, Isabelle Lomholt for being so supportive.

Thanks also to sponsors Michael Laird Architects, Mike Stoane Lighting, CP Construction & Property Recruitment.

The website has been running since 1999.

Edinburgh Quay:
Edinburgh Quay
image © Paul Zanre

“Edinburgh”, said the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, “is what Paris ought to be. Its magnificent architecture shifts from the lofty buildings of its medieval Old Town as they tumble down the spine of the Royal Mile to the grace of the Georgian New Town. Above it all, in its towering splendour, stands the Castle. Every step is a revelation – an alleyway which reveals an ancient courtyard, or a wynd which opens up a new panorama. And yet within this sweeping elegance is a compact city, a bustling city, above all a city which rewards every visitor.”

Scottish Parliament
Scottish Parliament
picture © Keith Hunter

Royal Museum of Scotland
Museum of Scotland photograph
photograph © Adrian Welch

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
picture © Adrian Welch

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

New Town Harvey Nichols

Edinburgh Architectural Tours

Glasgow News

Comments / photos for the Edinburgh Architecture page welcome

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