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2 Caiystane View
New This Year
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29.09.13 (12.00 - 15.30)
2 Caiystane View, Fairmilehead,  EH10 6SQ

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.

www.greenhomesnetwork.org.uk 

Guided tours.

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Advocates Library
New This Year
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28.09.13 (10.00-16.00)
Within Supreme Courts EH1 1RF

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.


Architect: William Playfair
Building Date: 1833

Guided tours, information leaflets/notes, visual displays.

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Alien Rock
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28.09.13 - 29.09.13 (10.00-19.00)
8 Pier Place, Granton, Edinburgh,  EH6 4LP
Alien Rock - Image 1
Built in 1852 as the Old Newhaven Free Church to serve the fishing community. Tower and spire added in 1882. Given a new lease of life in April 1994 and turned into Scotland’s first dedicated indoor climbing wall. Free 15min taster sessions running from 3pm till 7pm on Saturday and Sunday. Maximum of 2 people per session, minimum age of 5yrs old. Limited spaces, prebooking on the day advised.
www.alienrock.co.uk

Building Date: 19C

Children’s activities.

Limited wheelchair access.

 

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Anatomy Museum & Lecture Theatre
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28.09.13 (10.00-16.00)
University of Edinburgh, Doorway 3, Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh,  EH8 9AG
Anatomy Museum & Lecture Theatre - Image 1

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.

www.icms.org.uk


Architect: Robert Rowand Anderson
Building Date: 1874

Lectures/talks, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.

Assisted wheelchair access.

Image (c) www.scran.ac.uk

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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

Guided tours, lectures/talks, information leaflets/notes, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points.

 Limited wheelchair access.

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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

lectures/talks, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, children’s activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations.

Assisted wheelchair access.

 

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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
Buccleuch and Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland - Image 1
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

lectures/talks, re-enactment/performances, musical recitals.

Assisted wheelchair access.

Image (c) www.scran.ac.uk

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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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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

guided tours, information leaflets/notes, behind the scenes access, childrens activities, visual displays, stewards/volunteers at key points, video/audio presentations. 

Limited wheelchair access.

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

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