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Style, individuality and national tradition: Edwardian villas financed by Edinburgh business

Style, individuality and national tradition: Edwardian villas financed by Edinburgh business


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Mon 27 October 2014
Cost: £8

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When Mr and Mrs Reid bought Lauriston Castle they were fulfilling an Edwardian ideal - the move from a life in business to a more leisured country-focused life.


They chose to adapt an ancient tower house and looking at their contemporaries the talk will show how architects such as Robert Lorimer and Arthur Sydney Mitchell chose to celebrate the Scottishness of their clients.

These villas were removed from the businesses that supported them and enabled a greater freedom of expression, celebration of identity and national tradition when Scotland and particularly the middle classes were arguably at their wealthiest.

Simon Green is an architectural historian at the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. He has recently published a monograph on the architectural development of Dumfries House, Ayrshire. He is President of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland.

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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a stunning giant wreath to grace your door this Christmas.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10am - 12.30pm
Dates:Sun 21 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Green Wreaths

Green Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Make a stunning giant wreath to grace your door this Christmas.

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 1.30pm - 4pm
Dates:Sun 21 December 2014
Cost: £25

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Festive Felt

Festive Felt


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Come and make some unique felt Christmas decorations.

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Dates:Mon 22 December 2014
Cost: £5 per person

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