Basic Site Details

Name: Scotsman Buildings
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: A Listed
Grid ref:
Notes: Cost: £300,000. Sculptor Frederick Schenk. Niall Braidwood (see entry for Dunn & Findlay) gives the 'Architectural Review' 1902, pp103-105 as a reference for this building nbut this has proved to be incorrect.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 3COMMERCIAL  
Item 2 of 3Office  
Item 3 of 3Hotel  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 3Cockburn StreetYes 
Item 2 of 3Market StreetYes 
Item 3 of 320-52, North BridgeYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 318991903  
Item 2 of 319451947ProposedScheme for redevelopment?
Item 3 of 31990s(?) ReconstructionRefitting as hotel


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9David Alston BeveridgeArchitectA18991902As assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 2 of 9Dunn & FindlayArchitectural practiceA18991902 
Item 3 of 9James Alexander ArnottArchitectA18991902As principal assistant to Dunn & Findlay
Item 4 of 9James Bow DunnArchitectA18991902 
Item 5 of 9James Leslie FindlayArchitectA18991902 
Item 6 of 9(Sir) William Hardie Kininmonth ArchitectC19451947Scheme for redevelopment?
Item 7 of 9Rowand Anderson Kininmonth & PaulArchitectural practiceC19451947Scheme for redevelopment?
Item 8 of 9James ('Jim') Paxton LandelsArchitectD1990s(?) Refitting as hotel?
Item 9 of 9Kneale & RussellArchitectural practiceD1990s(?) Refitting as hotel?


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Findlay, J R 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 10Academy Architecture1899 part 1 p89 (original scheme, not as built)
Item 2 of 10Academy Architecture1900 part 1 p115
Item 3 of 10Academy Architecture1902 part 2 pp103, 104, 105
Item 4 of 10Academy Architecture1903 Part 1 p107
Item 5 of 10Clarke, Jonathan2014Early Structural Steel in London Buildings: a discreet revolution English Heritagep99
Item 6 of 10Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp224
Item 7 of 10Richite, John & Co1902The Scotsman Buildings   
Item 8 of 10RSA1899   469, 475 & 565
Item 9 of 10Scottish Civic Trust1983Historic Buildings at Work: a guide to the historic buildings of Scotland used by Central Government Scottish Civic Trust/Property Services Agency, Department of the Environmentpp108 & 115
Item 10 of 10The Scotsman1908The Scotsman New Buildings   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 3British Architect 1899/06/02  
Item 2 of 3Scotsman26 June 2010  Obituary of Landels
Item 3 of 3Trans… of the Edinburgh Architectural Association1908v4Edinburgh: Edinburgh Architectural Associationp60

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 5Edinburgh City ArchivesEdinburgh Dean of Guild 3 May 1898, 4 May 1899 and 17 May 1900
Item 2 of 5Historic Environment ScotlandListed Buildings Register30143 
Item 3 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSDunn and Findlay Collection DC 6912, DC9835-10123, EDD 213/1-302
Item 4 of 5National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSWatherston Collection Drawings bound into folio of lithographed plans advertising offices for rent 1902 (Dun & Finlay)
Item 5 of 5RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers David Alston Beveridge: L v12 no732 (microfilm reel 33); James Bow Dunn: F v15 p131 no1006 (microfilm reel 11); William Kininmonth: F no5341 (Combined Box 9)