A large 1959 home that has been retrofitted with renewable technologies that reflect the owner's desire to protect the natural environment. After seeing how effective the solar water heating system was the owner decided to install solar photo voltalics and a wood-burning stove.
The Advocates Library is the private library of the Faculty of Advocates, a working law library also acting as the national law library and making its collections available to the public via the National Library of Scotland. The present library was designed by William Playfair and opened in 1833. Access will be via a limited number of tours of the library, with booking on arrival. An exhibition of some of the library’s collection will be on view in Parliament Hall.
Guided tours, information leaflets/notes, visual displays.
Limited wheelchair access.
This magnificent steeply-raked lecture theatre, based on that at Padua and still in use, was designed by Robert Rowand Anderson in 1877. The remnants of what was once a three-storey medical museum are now located on the top floor, where historical and contemporary material used by anatomy students is displayed. You will also find an elephant skeleton, a whale’s jawbone and a large collection of death masks of historical figures. 20-minute talks on the hour 11am-3pm.
Lectures/talks, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.
Assisted wheelchair access.
Image (c) www.scran.ac.uk
Guided tours, lectures/talks, information leaflets/notes, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.
Limited wheelchair access.
lectures/talks, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations.
lectures/talks, re-enactment/performances, musical recitals.
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.
guided tours, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, childrens activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations.
Image © www.scran.ac.uk (Historic image from 1960 of the bus depot interior).
The Scottish Civic Trust: The Tobacco Merchants House, 42 Miller Street,Glasgow, G1 1DT
Tel: 0141 221 1466, Fax: 0141 248 6952,Email: email@example.com
The Scottish Civic Trust is a registered Scottish charity. Charity No. SC012569
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