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This paper examines how Scottish Renaissance country houses may have evolved to cope with the requirements of noble hospitality. Considerable retinues accompanied aristocratic guests, and the king was normally accompanied on his progresses by a substantial part of his Court. This paper considers...
This paper analyses in brief the structural functioning of the surviving medieval hammerbeam roof at Darnaway Castle and goes on to examine that recently reconstructed over the great hall at Stirling Castle, suggesting different interpretations of how the original behaved. It then turns to the...
Penned up in a glass case at Huntly House Museum, Edinburgh, are the life-like and life-size cast lead figures of a swan, a fox, a hare and a lapwing (Figure 3-1). Necessarily divorced from their original context they have been little discussed. This paper explores the possibility that in their...
This paper examines the array of exceptional ornamental structures proposed by Sir John Clerk, 2nd Baronet of Penicuik,for the grounds of his Midlothian home, during the years between 1733 and 1755. It assesses the architectural importance of Clerk's ’garden buildings’ and considers their...
Examining the mysterious lack of evidence and comment on the extraordinary Foxhall on the Mound in Edinburgh, this paper leaves no stone unturned in exploring and exposing this unknown building.
An album entitled Documents Relating to Roslin Chapel, which came to light during research for the Rosslyn exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland in 2002, is one of the very few known collections of papers related to the Scottish Collegiate Church to have survived by John Britton...
This paper details the extensive work of the Hays of Liverpool for Scottish Free Church and Episcopal clients in the decade 1850–60, and examines their popularity and ultimate demise.
Alistair Rowan was Principal of Edinburgh College of Art from May 1990 to December 2000 and one of his first public lectures after his appointment related to the college building, covering both political and architectural aspects of its history. 1 Inspired by his association and that lecture,...
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