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Edinburgh, 20-36 North Bridge, Scotsman Buildings

Hotel (19th Century), Office(S) (21st Century)

Site Name Edinburgh, 20-36 North Bridge, Scotsman Buildings

Classification Hotel (19th Century), Office(S) (21st Century)

Alternative Name(s) 65 Cockburn Street; 28 North Bridge, Scottish Courts Administration; North Bridge Street; 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36; Scotsman Steps

Canmore ID 74096

Site Number NT27SE 460

NGR NT 25884 73737

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian

Architecture Notes

ARCHITECT: James B Dunn (with Findlay)


10 pages of text detailing development of Cockburn Street and its effect on the surrounding areas - filed under "COCKBURN STREET".


Sources: Dean of Guild Bundle 1811 27.6.1811

Pet. Thomas Miller, glover

24 North Bridge

Shop front alterations

Plans, before and after

Elevation of shop front. Unsigned.

Sources: Dean of Guild Bundle 1813 January-June 24.6.1813

Pet. Messrs Greive & Scott, hat manufacturers

No 26 North Bridge

Alteration to shop front

Elevation, unsigned


NMRS Academy Architecture

FEE SCHENIC, 1a West Street, Pimlico, London, SW

North gable, Scotsman office, Edinburgh - sculpture

1902 Vol 2 ps 104-105

NMRS Academy Architecture

FEE SCHENK, sculptor

The Scotsman buildings, North gable 1903 Vol 1 p 107



Dick Peddie & MacKay, Edinburgh new

Bin 12, Bag 2 Peddie & Kinnear 1860-1867

Edinburgh, North Bridge Street.

Sources: Dean of Guild. Bundle 1810. 9.8.1810

Pet. Richard Ballatyne, merchant.

32 North Bridge Street.

Minor alterations - to erect a wooden front like that of the shop next door.

Plan and elevation of two shops encl. unsigned.


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.


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