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St Andrew Square

Gardens

Private Gardens

The gardens in St Andrew Square surrounding the Melville Monument belong to the owners of the buildings surrounding the square.  These buildings included, until the late 20th century, the Head Offices of several Scottish insurance companies.

The gates to these gardens are normally left locked.

To Open to the Public

It is expected that these gardens will be developed at a cost of £8m and will then be opened to all.

Edinburgh City Centre Management Company has revealed a plan drawn up by Glasgow-based architects, Gillespies.

The plan includes;

-   a new route linking Harvey Nichols (at the NE corner of the square) and Jenners (at the SW corner of the square).

-   natural stone walkways and new lawns

-   a continental style coffee bar

-   a 'reflective pool'  (What's that?)

-   dramatic lighting

Edinburgh Evening News  15 November 2005, pp.1,3

Cockburn Association Objections

The Edinburgh heritage body, The Cockburn Association, has objected to the proposed layout of St Andrew Square Gardens, claiming that:

-   the Café/kiosk would make the garden look squalid, and should be scrapped.

-   the water feature should be scrapped

-  the proposed paths were too narrow for the expected number of users  and did not give good access between George Street and Waverley Station.

This objection by The Cockburn Association means that the plans may now have to be passed to The Scottish Executive for a decision.  This could delay the plans by several months.

Edinburgh Evening News  9 May 2006,  p8

 

Update  -  June 2006

Private Gardens

Edinburgh council is pressing ahead with plans for work to begin on St Andrew Square Gardens in Autumn 2006.  The council hopes that the gardens will be opened to the public from summer 2007.

Despite objections from heritage bodies, the council is sticking to its original plans, including:

-  an entrance in each corner of the gardens

-  new stone paths

-  a water feature

-  a refreshment kiosk.

-  performances by brass bands and string quartets

These proposals for the gardens are to be considered by Edinburgh council Planning Committee in June 2006.  They will also need the approval of the Scottish Executive.

Edinburgh Evening News  9 May 2006,  p8

 

Update  -  June 2006

Private Gardens

Edinburgh council is pressing ahead with plans for work to begin on St Andrew Square Gardens in Autumn 2006.  The council hopes that the gardens will be opened to the public from summer 2007.

Despite objections from heritage bodies, the council is sticking to its original plans, including:

-  an entrance in each corner of the gardens

-  new stone paths

-  a water feature

-  a refreshment kiosk.

-  performances by brass bands and string quartets

These proposals for the gardens are to be considered by Edinburgh council Planning Committee in June 2006.  They will also need the approval of the Scottish Executive.

Edinburgh Evening News  25, 2010

 

Update 1  -  April 2010

Wildlife Photographs

The St Andrew Square gardens opened a couple of years ago.  They have been a popular attraction and well used.

The gardens have recently been hosting an exhibition of 60 giant photographs by wildlife photogapher, Steve Bloom.

This exhibition was one of the exhibits in Edinburgh's Science Festival.  The festival ran from April 3 to 17, but the photographs will be on display in the gardens from March 12 to May 16, 2010.

Peter Stubbs:  April 28, 2010

 

Update 2  -  April 2010

Lion Statue

The 20-tonne carving of a lion, chiselled from pink granite from Aberdeenshire by Edinburgh-based sculptor, Ronald Rae, has been moved from its home close to the Scottish Parliament (for the last four years) to a new home on the north side of St Andrew Square Gardens.

Over the past four years, Ronald Rae has been approached by private individuals, but did not sell the lion to them because he was keen that it should stay in the public arena.

Edinburgh Evening News:  April 26, 2010, p.17

Fish Statue

Here is another sculpture by Ronald Rae.  It can be found on the beach, beside the Firth of Forth, between Cramond and Silverknowes, Edinburgh.

Carved stone fish on the beach at Cramond  -  2009 ©

Peter Stubbs:  April 28, 2010

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks