Doors Open Days Lecture Series

Join the Cockburn Association for their Doors Open Days Lecture Series!

Date: 23rd- 27th September 2019
Venue: French Institute of Scotland, West Parliment Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Time:  Lunchtime 12:00-12:45  – Evening 19:00- 20:00
Cost: £3, students £1  – to book, please follow the link.

Edinburgh & East Lothian Doors Open Days 2019 will be held on the 28th and 29th September, with a lecture series taking place 23rd – 27th September.

Follow this link to download the full lecture series programme.

Find out more at The Cockburn Association 


Study Day at The Patrick Geddes Centre at Riddle’s Court: ‘Modernism: Geddes, Abercrombie & Pepler’

A unique day exploring placemaking interventions in Edinburgh’s Old Town.

Patrick Geddes has been cited as inspirational by generations of architects and planners. George Pepler & Patrick Abercrombie were instrumental in shaping post-war Britain but were they really Geddesian?

How much of the modernist movement stemmed from Geddes work and would the father of modern planning have loved what was done in his name?

Following an initial exploration of the context and influence of Geddes, Dr Alistair Fair (Lecturer in Architectural History and Director of Research, Edinburgh School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture (ESALA) will explore various realised and proposed ‘modernist’ interventions within Edinburgh’s city centre. Participants will have the opportunity to interrogate original designs. After a light lunch, Alastair and colleagues will lead the group through public space interventions of differing generations in the Royal Mile area.

For more information on the programme or to buy tickets, click here


The Spring 2017 AHSS Magazine

The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland is delighted to announce that the latest issue of our magazine is now available.

We are very pleased that our editor Abigail Daly has freshened up our design, incorporating our new branding. Please find a selection of her Editor’s Welcome here:

‘Spring is traditionally a time of renewal, of clearing up and cleaning out. Appropriately then, this issue involves dusting off the Society’s archives, reflecting on a year marking the 60th anniversary of our birth and, yes, refreshing the magazine itself.

You will notice that while the magazine looks different, the content remains the same, with a mixture of features, activity reports and news form the ‘front line’ – our wonderful local groups. This issue reflects on our Jubilee year and includes a special focus on the AHSS itself, with our president Simon Green looking back at the Society’s long history. I received Simon’s article on Valentine’s Day, and it does read a bit like a love letter!’

Other fascinating contents include an exploration of ‘Under One Roof’, a resource for building maintenance, and articles on everything from brick collection to Balmoral Castle. Also included is an update on the AHSS’s campaign to save the former Royal High School, which is an ongoing effort in the hopes of maintaining a key part of Scotland’s built heritage.

Become a member today to receive your free copy!