Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

All our staffed properties, sites and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, are currently closed, but we’re working on plans to gradually reopen. In the meantime, you can access our services online. Find out more.

General view of The Tun, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, from NE.

DP 188636

Description General view of The Tun, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, from NE.

Date 24/4/2014

Collection RCAHMS

Catalogue Number DP 188636

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content This is a view of the Bull's Close elevation of The Tun in the north-eastern section of Holyrood Road, Edinburgh. This area has been completely redeveloped during the early 21st century with the building of the Scottish Parliament at the eastern end of Holyrood Road and Canongate, and subsequent associated infilling of gap sites created following demolition of various breweries along Holyrood Road. The Tun was completed in 2002 to designs by Allan Murray Architects and was built on a gap site created by the demolition in 1995 of Scottish & Newcastle's Holyrood Brewery which had closed and lain empty since the late 1980s. The building follows the long thin line of the burghage plots which formed the typical Scottish burgh layout of Canongate. The front portion is constructed from angled concrete colums clad in pre-patinated copper, weathered zinc and glass, and leans out over the pavement on Holyrood Road. The rear portion of the building incorporates part of the former brewery and retains the brick facade and window openings of this 19th-century structure. The internal structure of the historic building has been completely rebuilt to suit its new uses, the new double-glazed casement windows reflect the profile of the original windows, and the over-sized lanterns in the roof reflect the louvred ventilation shafts of the maltings.


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © Crown Copyright: HES

Licence Type: Full

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions