Enter the Lion’s Gate at your own risk

Enter the Lion’s Gate at your own risk

These lions are made of Coade stone, one of the earliest mass-produced artificial stones, named after its manufacturer Mrs Eleanor Coade. One lion has lost a leg and shows the signs of wear and tear you might expect after 200 years, but the building without urgent...
Share and share alike

Share and share alike

Cultural and built heritage are shared things. And there’s lots to celebrate this month. Scottish Archaeology Month (coordinated by Archaeology Scotland), and Doors Open Day (the Scottish Civic Trust), are running events across Scotland. Scottish Archaeology...
Amisfield Walled Garden

Amisfield Walled Garden

Restoration here is a work in progress. Unlike the majority of large walled gardens in East Lothian, which seem to be too often unloved, even abandoned or given over to other uses, this example is being managed by a local group, the Amisfield Preservation Trust, with...
New Inn Dunbar

New Inn Dunbar

The A list in Dunbar has some real surprises in store! The co-op and pharmacy, in the foreground, are C-listed, but you would never have guessed given the recent changes to the exterior of that building. The New Inn was a Barracks (First World War), Barracks (20th...