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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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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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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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Water tower

“My favourite building is the Water Tower in Dalkeith because this historic landmark has been saved from collapsing into the mists of time by architect Gerry Goldwyre and his wife Susan. They have restored and enhanced the building with great care … Continue reading

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Half circle window

“My favourite building is above and to the right of WH Smith. It’s a little narrow piece of the High Street architecture. At the top of the gable, there’s a little half circle window. It used to have writing on the … Continue reading

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Leaves on the line

I’m off this month to be Tasmanian Bride in Residence, so there will be a break in Reside artworks. In the meantime, here is Brian Scott from Bonnyrigg with the Victoria Viaduct… “I did this sketch of the now long-gone ‘Victoria’ Railway Viaduct. It’s … Continue reading

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