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Relocating arts group slams bid to alter listed church

AN arts collective is opposing plans to convert a historic city church into the new home of the Mosque Kitchen, amid concerns about proposed alterations to the listed building.

National Grid bids to revamp site of Granton gas tower

A NEW bid has been launched to demolish one of the most striking industrial landmarks on Edinburgh's skyline.

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Click to book little history

THE BHS building on Princes Street and the headquarters of Scottish Widows feature in a new book celebrating Edinburgh's post-war architecture.

Rival Loch Ness plans will both go-ahead despite 'clutter' claim

TWO rival plans for tourist attractions on Loch Ness have both been given the go-ahead, despite fears over their impact on the iconic setting.

Plain sailing for designers StudioLR as Mary Rose museum logo unveiled

A SCOTTISH design firm has helped create the branding for a new visitor attraction that will showcase the Mary Rose - almost 30 years after the Tudor vessel was raised from the sea bed.

Architect says Adam Smith house needs glass cube extension

CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a giant glass structure onto the home one of Scotland's greatest thinkers will preserve the structure for years to come, a public inquiry has heard.

'Ugly' revamp of Haymarket gets go-ahead

PLANS to overhaul one of Scotland's busiest railway stations have been given the green light - despite claims the development is an "ugly" eyesore.

£5m funding boost for Dundee V&A museum

THE first stages in the building of a new V&A museum in Dundee will get under way this year after the Scottish Government pledged almost £5 million to the project.

US staff build unpaid bonus case against city architects

THE city architects firm which designed the troubled Scottish Parliament building is being sued by its employees in the US over claims it owes them hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Key dates in the history of Edinburgh's Odean cinema

August 25, 1930: The New Victoria cinema opens with a premiere of Rookery Nook.

Fears for the future of the old Odeon building are unfounded, says owner Bruce Hare

The future for an iconic Edinburgh building should become much clearer in the next few days, when an intensive 12-week marketing campaign for the former Odeon Cinema in Clerk Street comes to an end.

Edinburgh Council backs plans for spectacular treehouse in a Dreghorn garden

IT boasts wood-panelled walls, forest views and, costing tens of thousands of pounds, is one of the more desirable properties in the Capital.

Odeon chief outlines his hotel plans

THE owner of the former Odeon on Clerk Street has defended his plans to turn the Grade B listed building into a hotel.

'Vandal' university under fire from MSP

A LOTHIANS MSP has launched a scathing attack on Edinburgh University, branding the institution a "vandal" which has been "let loose" on Edinburgh's historic buildings.

In pictures: A touch of Tokyo-on-Tay wins design contest

IT MAY not have won the people's vote. But a striking design by one of Japan's leading architects has emerged as the unanimous winner of an international competition to shape the landmark outpost of the Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee.

Revealed: Winning design for Dundee's new V&A building

JAPANESE architect Kengo Kuma has won a contest to find a design for a major new V&A building on Dundee's waterfront.

Unlikely gems vie for architecture accolade

A HOLIDAY home, a cinema restoration, a community centre and a cottage extension are all in the running to be named Scotland's best building.

In pictures: The inside story of Edinburgh's great buildings

A new book reveals what lies behind the often closed doors of Edinburgh's famous architecture for a unique insight into the city's character. Here we take a peak at some of the highlights...

In pictures: The stunning designs proposed for Dundee museum

Six of the world's best architects have revealed their visions to create a new international attraction for the city of Dundee. Here are all six designs for the V&A Museum, scheduled to open in 2014.

Dundee V&A proposals: Jute, jam and journalism joined by jaw-dropping design

SIX of the best architects in the world have unveiled their visions to create a new landmark building and international attraction for Dundee.

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