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Duddingston, Edinburgh View over Loch towards Church showing Thomson's Tower.

SC 536656

Description Duddingston, Edinburgh View over Loch towards Church showing Thomson's Tower.

Catalogue Number SC 536656

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of ED 9029

Scope and Content The Curling House on Duddingston Loch, Duddingston Village, Edinburgh Duddingston is a small and compact village built around a church founded in the 12th century. It lies in the shelter of Arthur's Seat, just outside the boundary of Holyrood Park, in a quiet rural setting on the shores of Duddingston Loch. This octagonal curling house was designed by the architect, William Playfair, in 1823 for the Duddingston Curling Society. The upper floor was used as a studio by the Reverend John Thomson, landscape artist and minister of the church from 1805-40. The Reverend John Thomson named his studio 'Edinburgh', thus enabling his housekeeper to say, with a clear conscience, that, if any parishioner called when he was painting in his studio, he was not available as he had 'gone to Edinburgh'. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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