Dundee University & Kinnaird Castle Trip

Dundee University & Kinnaird Castle Trip

Join us for a tour of two very contrasting buildings in the Tayside Region.

Venue: Queen Mother Building at the University of Dundee and Kinnaird Castle
Time: 9:00 – 15:00
Cost:  £36 per person, to include coach travel, all entries and morning coffee

Pick-up: the bus stance on North Hanover Street, Glasgow, across the road from the side entrance to Queen Street Station (there is also the opportunity to be picked up in Stirling and/or Perth, and in Dundee itself).

Queen Mother Building, University of Dundee
March, 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of the opening of Page and Park’s award-winning Dept. of Computing Science. It occupies a prominent site overlooking College Green and was named in honour of the University’s first Chancellor. A design that facilitates accidental encounters in open-plan spaces while retaining the ability to preserve privacy when required, it developed through a close relationship between the architects and the end-users.

We will be guided through the building by Professor Alan Newell, who was closely involved with the commission, and we will be joined by KarenPickering of Page & Park. Thus we will have the opportunity to learn about the design process from both client and architect.

Kinnaird Castle
The home of the Earl and Countess of Southesk, the earliest recorded mention of Kinnaird Castle near Brechin is in 1409 when the estate was granted to the Clan Carnegie. Following the Jacobite rising of 1715 the estate was confiscated and, in 1791, the castle was transformed by James Playfair into a large house. In 1855 the castle was returned to the Carnegie family and was remodelled as a Victorian baronial pile by David Bryce. What we see today is the restored building following a fire in 1921.

Weather permitting (!) we will be able to have our picnic lunches in the garden before having a guided tour of the castle.

To book your place, contact the National Office. nationaloffice@ahss.org.uk  0131 557 0019