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COMMUNITY: Bilston Glen Treehouses – Summer Winter

Some of the most interesting examples of Midlothian architecture and community are found at the Bilston Glen Treehouses. Originally a protest site, started in 2002 in reaction to a planned re-routing of the A701, it is now an ever-evolving activist community with visitors … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Young people from Loanhead Miners did light drawings of their homes, using torches and long photographic exposures. Clockwise, from top left: Nathan Wallace, 13: “I like my mate Kayleigh’s house because it’s big, so it’s good for hide and seek. Her … Continue reading

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Dryden Tower

“We created this artwork by drawing with light, using a torch and a long photographic exposure. My favourite building is Dryden Tower, a 19th century Gothic folly from now-demolished Dryden House. It’s a castle-like structure that sits at the the top part of Loanhead, in an … Continue reading

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My Bedroom

“This is my bedroom. I created this artwork out of Hana beads. I’ve lived here with my Nan since I was 15. We watch the telly in the evenings. We watch the ice skating on a Sunday night, but my … Continue reading

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Bayne Memorial Hall, Loanhead

“It’s the home of Loanhead Miners Youth FC. It looks like a small pre-fabricated shell from the outside, but inside it’s like a tardis with a big modern training facility for the kids. It’s in use seven days a week … Continue reading

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Oor Wullie

“I walk past these Loanhead houses most work lunchtimes. They are of a type that are common across Scotland and, in a sense, are quite unremarkable. But I like them because they are solid, well-designed and nicely proportioned, providing a … Continue reading

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