Looking At Edinburgh

2 October 2008

LRT buses: a space defined

LRT buses - the wheelchair space
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7 April 2008

The Scotsman Buildings

Filed under: history — Tags: , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 6:34 am

from The Birth of a Tenpenny Thunderclap:

Born at 347 High Street, The Scotsman later moved to Cockburn Street offices, then regarded as among the finest in Britain. These became cramped, and when the North Bridge was widened, the proprietors built a 190-foot-high building – a superb flourish in English baroque, costing £500,000 – which, by 1905, with the Carlton Hotel, formed a romantic turreted gateway between the new and old towns. The building, with its showpiece marbled pillars and floors, mahogany and walnut-panelled walls, ornate ceilings and markedly plainer environment for staff, symbolised supreme commercial confidence.

The Scotsman (1817)

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