Scotland’s architectural highlights
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From Brutalist to Gothic, Art Deco to Modernist; Scotland’s architectural highlights come under the spotlight this year, as part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 . Here we cherry pick three of our favourite buildings and reveal how you can have your say on the country’s best building of the century… Scotstyle was set up as a celebration of not only one hundred years of Scottish architecture but also the...
Scotland / iconic buildings / Festival of Architecture
George Heriot’s School
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George Heriot’s School has been a feature of Edinburgh for over 300 years, its clocktower clearly visible across the south of the city. But the founder of the school, often remembered today...
Home / iconic / School
Iconic Edinburgh
3 Mins
St Mary’s Street is often overlooked in comparison to other parts of the Old Town, but it has a long and fascinating history and deserves closer attention. Strictly speaking the street...
Home / iconic / St Mary’s Street
The Horse Shoe Bar, Glasgow
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In a city renowned the world over for its love of the hard stuff and its abundance of pubs, the historic Horse Shoe Bar in Glasgow's Drury Street has remained a beacon of the ‘friendly city...
Horse shoe bar / Glasgow / heritage
Iconic Edinburgh
4 Mins
The name Princes Street is synonymous with Edinburgh, but its architecture is often overlooked by city residents. In fact most of its buildings are now listed and in amongst the modern...
iconic / Buildings / Princes Street
Iconic Edinburgh
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The twin gothic towers of New College are a key feature of the Old Town skyline, framing the spire of the Hub behind on the Royal Mile. The need for a new centre to study theology grew out...
iconic / Edinburgh / New College
Iconic Edinburgh
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Old Moray House is easily missed, its grey stone rubble walls blending into the rest of the Canongate, but it is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Edinburgh. The building...
Edinburgh / iconic / Old Moray House
Iconic Edinburgh
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In our series celebrating the city’s architectural treasurers, David Hicks of Edinburgh World Heritage takes a closer look at the story behind The Balmoral Hotel The Balmoral Hotel and its...
Hotels / iconic / The Balmoral Hotel