Scotch Baronial Architecture: Its Origins, Character and Meanings

Scotch Baronial Architecture: Its Origins, Character and Meanings

Join Aonghus MacKechnie, co-author of ‘Scotch Baronial: Architecture
and National Identity in Scotland’, for a talk on the revival of the
Scottish Baronial style in 19th-century Scotland.

Time: 6.30pm
Venue: In line with current restrictions, the talk will be hosted on Zoom (see instructions below on how to create a Zoom account)
Booking: Tickets must be booked in advance on the Eventbrite website. Tickets are not priced but we do suggest a donation of £6 (free for students).


In 1822, King George IV visited Edinburgh, the first monarch to do so since 1651. The event necessitated a sort of tightrope act: how to present Scotland as dutifully British, yet simultaneously distinct and different. Professor Aonghus Mackechnie explores how a revival in castellated architecture provided the necessary symbolism of a martial Scotland and a historic nation of the past ready to serve Britain’s military needs.


We recommend downloading Zoom before the start of a talk. Instructions on how to join a lecture will be sent by email.

How to create an account on Zoom:

If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend downloading Zoom in advance of the meeting. If using a mobile phone or tablet you can download Zoom from the app store.

  • Open the browser of your choice on your Mac or PC and head to the Zoom website, download by clicking or tapping on the “Zoom Client for Meetings”. Once downloaded, open and create your account.
  • You can then join a meeting at the top of the screen. To join our lectures, you will be emailed the Meeting ID and passcode in advance of the talk.

Here you can find a short video on how to join a meeting on Zoom.


Scotch Baronial © Tom Parnell