The Meadows Edinburgh, Park, Buildings, Photos, Green Space, Landscape

The Meadows, Edinburgh

Images of Building / Property around famous Edinburgh park, Scotland

The Meadows Edinburgh

Photographs of The Meadows looking north across the parkland into the city centre, before and after the development of Quartermile

The Meadows Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch, Sep 2006 with lumix camera

Computer-generated image
Gladedale Group
Quartermile from across the park: Image © Foster & Partners

The Meadows Edinburgh
View of old Royal Infirmary Lauriston, from across The Meadows in 2002

Quartermile buildings
Quartermile Edinburgh
picture © Adrian Welch


Royal Infirmary: Hearts Racing
Quartermile Edinburgh
Plans for redevelopment of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary submitted by Southside Capital

This is a large public park in Edinburgh, to the south of the town centre. It consists largely of open grassland crossed by tree-lined paths, but also has a children’s playground, a croquet club, tennis courts and recreational sport pitches. It is bordered by the University of Edinburgh’s George Square campus and the Quartermile development on the site of the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to the north and Marchmont to the south.

To the south-west it becomes Bruntsfield Links where there is a free, public pitch and putt golf course. In 1827 an Act of Parliament protected the Meadows from being built upon.

In the 1870s this location was an important venue in the early development of football in the city. Fledgling teams using the space were Heart of Midlothian F.C. and Hibernian F.C., later to become the city’s preeminent sides, and the first derby match between them was played here in 1875.

In the late 1960s, plans to complete a “flyover” over the park for a trunk road were defeated.
source: wikipedia

Scottish Architecture

Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

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

Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Castle
picture © Adrian Welch

Dynamic Earth Edinburgh
Dynamic Earth Edinburgh
photo © Adrian Welch

Quartermile is the marketing name given to the mixed-use redevelopment of the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site, in Lauriston. This development is nearly completed. The scheme was masterplanned by Foster + Partners, London. It comprises a mixture of new build apartments, apartments converted from the existing hospital buildings, new build offices, affordable housing, and retail/leisure uses.

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