Demolition of the Sighthill high rise flats, Glenalmond, Weir Court and Hermiston Court.

11 Edinburgh post-war tower blocks that are no more

Maligned for so long and demolished en masse down the decades, the value of Scotland’s surviving post-war tower blocks has entered a period of re-evaluation, with a handful of examples having received protected status by Historic Environment Scotland.

Wednesday, 27th January 2021, 4:45 pm

But while high rise dwellings such as Cables Wynd and Linksview House in Leith, and, earlier this month, eight concrete tower blocks in Aberdeen, now enjoy Category A listings, there have been dozens of 1960s builds over the past generation that have succumbed to the wrecking ball.

We take a look at 11 Edinburgh post-war housing developments that escaped the appreciation of heritage chiefs and the general public and are no more.

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