Beauty or beasts? 9 Postmodern buildings of Scotland

They borrowed bits of old and created a new form of architecture which was often bold, fun and sometimes frowned upon as traditional architectural norms were shaken up with a new vision.

The Olympia has now been demolished as part of the V&A-led regeneration of Dundee but in its day represented a new modernity for the city with its long glass walkway and winding flumes called the Yellow Cannonball, the Red Rocket, the Green Glider and the Blue Bomber.

Historic Environment Scotland is now amid a major piece of research into our Postmodern buildings and looks at how our streets have been shaped with ideas forged in the 1970s and beyond.

The escalator hall in Cumbernauld Town Centre, which was completed in 1981. The first phase of the centre housed shops, a hotel, ice rink, bowling alley, health centre and penthouse apartments, as well as police, fire and ambulance stations.

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Postmodern goes playful in the 1980s extension of Kirkcaldy High School.
These flats borrow elements of the old Art Deco style to create a modern apartment block in Glasgow City Centre.
Replica 16th and 17th townhouses and tenements built for 1970s Dysart in Fife.
The Royal Mile hotel gives a Postmodern twist to the traditional Scottish castle design .
The mosque adopts traditional Islamic architectural forms from the 7th Century, including the iwan archway entrance, and presents them in red brick, glass and concrete.
This new take on the chapel was built for training priests in 1997.
Princes Square shopping centre in Glasgow, a Postmodern precinct set behind a 19th Century facade, was named Scotland's favourite building in 2017, leading Historic Environment Scotland to launch a study into this phase of our country's architecture.
The Olympia has now been demolished as part of the V&A-led regeneration of Dundee but in its day represented a new modernity for the city with its long glass walkway and winding colourful flumes, which included the Yellow Cannonball.