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Assembly Rooms
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29.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
54 George Street, Edinburgh,  EH2 2LR
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Initially built in 1787, the iconic Assembly Rooms Edinburgh is the most important building of its type surviving in the UK. With historical visitors including Dickens, Scott and Thackeray, this Georgian A-listed building has played an important part in Edinburgh’s cultural and business life for over 200 years. Following a £9.3m refurbishment project, the much-loved venue has been restored and enhanced with its stunning 18th century features such as the crystal chandeliers, gold leaf, intricate plasterwork and cornicing all retained.

Architect: William Burn, David Bryce
Building Date: 1787, 1843

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B&B Edinburgh
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28.09.13 - 29.09.13 (10.30-20.00)
3 Rothesay Terrace, West End EH3 7RY
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Designed in 1883 by the architect AG Sydney Mitchell for John Ritchie Findlay, the editor of The Scotsman newspaper. The interior is richly decorated in a Franco-Italian style and was sensitively refurbished and modernised in 2011 by the B+B Collection. It is category A listed and features a spectacular galleried Library and views over the Dean Village.

www.bb-edinburgh.com 


Architect: AG Sydney Mitchell
Building Date: 1883

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Blackhall St. Columba's Church
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28.09.13 (10.00-16.00)
Queensferry Road EH4 3QU
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Built in 1904, this category B listed church was designed by P McGregor Chalmers whose links with Iona Abbey are reflected in the nave with clerestory, apses and the curved arches of Romanesque Architecture. Of interest are the stone font and biblical texts carved into the walls. Extended in 1935 by J. Jeffrey Waddell the church and halls are the centre of activity for Blackhall. The organ built by David Hamilton for Old Greyfriars was extensively rebuilt by Sandy Edmonstone.

www.blackhallstcolumba.org.uk 


Architect: P McGregor Chalmers
Building Date: 1904

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Boroughmuir High School
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28.09.13 (11.00-16.00) - 29.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
26 Viewforth EH10 4LR

Although the school has been in existence since 1904, the building on Viewforth opened in 1913 to replace the first, smaller Boroughmuir on Bruntsfield Links. It is an inspiring grand building which was seen as cutting edge design internationally when it opened. This building is to be closed in 2016 when Boroughmuir will relocate to a new school at Fountainbridge. Boroughmuir was the Sunday Times Scottish State School of the Year 2012.

www.boroughmuir.edin.sch.uk

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British Geological Survey
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28.09.13 (10.00-17.00)
Murchison House, West Mains Road, Edinburgh,  EH9 3LA
Murchison House is the award winning Scottish Headquarters of
the British Geological Survey, the oldest national geological survey in the world. Join us for the day and find out more of the work of the Survey. There will be a host of activities to suit all ages, covering everything from James Hutton, one of the founders of geology, to the techniques employed in modern geosciences with hands on displays of minerals, rocks and fossils, demonstrations of mountain building, earthquakes and volcanoes and origins of the Northern Lights.
www.bgs.ac.uk

Architect: Property Services Agency
Building Date: 1977

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Buccleuch and Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland
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28.09.13 (12.00-17.00)
10 West Crosscauseway, Edinburgh,  EH8 9JP
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These two churches frame the historic space known locally as “The Causey”. Buccleuch and Greyfriars, C listed and dating from 1856, dominates the area with its towering steeple. By J, WH & JM Hay, who also built Augustines on George IV Bridge. Chapel of Ease (Graveyard): B-listed and built in 1755-6 as an overflow for St Cuthbert’s, Lothian Road. Its tranquil secret graveyard houses several significant graves plus the unmarked grave of Deacon Brodie.
www.thecausey.org

Building Date: 1856
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Burns Monument
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28.09.13 - 29.09.13 (11.00-16.00)
Regent Road, Edinburgh,  EH1 3DG
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This Choragic style of monument commemorates poet Robert Burns through its architectural style; such monuments were built in ancient Athens to celebrate the arts of oratory and recitation. It was designed by Thomas Hamilton to house a statue of the bard by sculptor John Flaxman. Burns’ poetry and song will be performed by members and friends of Edinburgh and District Burns Clubs and the Burns Poetry garden around the monument contains flowers mentioned in his poetry.

Architect: Thomas Hamilton
Building Date: 1830

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Canongate Kirk & Graveyard
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28.09.13 (10.00-16.30) - 29.09.13 (13.00-16.30)
Canongate, Edinburgh,  EH8 8BN
Originally a private house for The Kirk of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Castle, Canongate Kirk was founded in 1688. The architecturally unique design is by James Smith, with aisles and a cruciform plan. The finely built ashlar façade is in a Dutch architectural style and the luminous, columned baroque interior was wonderfully restored by Stewart Tod & Partners in 1947. Splendid memorials in the kirkyard include the graves of Adam Smith and Robert Fergusson. Guided tours of the kirkyard Saturday 11am, 2pm, 4pm and Sunday 2pm, 4pm.
www.canongatekirk.org.uk

Architect: James Smith
Building Date: 1691
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Castles with Crichton
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29.09.13 (11.30-15.00)
Glasite Meeting House, 33 Barony Street, Edinburgh,  EH3 6NX
Crichton Wood, architect, will be running workshops for children & adults to design and make modern Scottish Castles. 

The workshops will run every 30 minutes starting at 11.30 am. Folk can stay longer to finish their model as required.

 

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Central Depot, Lothian Buses plc
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28.09.13 (11.45-16.00)
Annandale Street, Edinburgh,  EH7 4AZ
Central Depot, Lothian Buses plc - Image 1

Constructed in just a few weeks in 1922 as Edinburgh’s Industrial Exhibition Hall, the building played host to many large national shows in the 1920s, including the Scottish Motor Show and Edinburgh’s Christmas Fun Fair. The building became a bus garage in 1926 and was extended in 1933 and 1963 to accommodate the ever expanding fleet of buses.

www.lothianbuses.com


Architect: G M Holmes, E J MacRae
Building Date: 1922-34

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Image © www.scran.ac.uk (Historic image from 1960 of the bus depot interior).

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