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Artworks of favourite Midlothian Buildings that are appearing weekly in the Midlothian Advertiser newspaper.

PLAY: Treehouse

On the subject of treehouses, one of my very favourite structures is this small but perfectly formed structure tucked away behind the West Church of Charles Taylor Woodwork. Easily missed, I spotted it one day by chance. The shape of a … Continue reading

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SHELTER: The council house

In this age of tensions between deficit reductions, benefit cuts and housing crisis, the value of our welfare state this last century is brought into focus. In a global context, is there anything more humane and charitable than a system that, at … Continue reading

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HOME: Marchwell

Marchwell House, Silverburn Designed by Morris and Steedman architects, famous in the 1950s and 60s for designing a range of Modernist buildings, especially domestic properties. They designed some of the most radical architecture in Scotland during this post-war period. Their second … Continue reading

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EDUCATION: Dalkeith High School

The original the former Dalkeith High School was designed in 1938 by William Scott and opened in 1940, with this addition built by Reid and Forbes in 1956 – 9. A B-Listed building, it lay empty for around nine years, eventually being demolished earlier this year … Continue reading

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LEISURE: Hillend Ski Skope

So, as the Reside project draws to a close, now for my top Midlothian architectural choices. Not necessarily the best known structures and buildings, but instead those that have stuck in my mind as I’ve travelled round Midlothian over the … Continue reading

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School of Fun

This Friday, the final contribution from groups and individuals across Midlothian, before the project bows out with my Artist’s Top Ten (cue Led Zeppelin…) Thanks to all who have taken part in the project and to all who read it! Exhibition … Continue reading

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Central Stores

“I love the Central Workshops at the Lady Victoria Colliery. They’re not pretty but they have played an important part in the story of mining in Midlothian. It’s where machinery got mended and made and the museum now uses one … Continue reading

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