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20 of Scotland's most unusual buildings - from the Dunmore Pineapple to Goblin Ha

Despite our castles, and Victorian and Georgian architecture, Scotland is also home to some eye-catching modern masterpieces.

Scotland may be known for its Victoria grandeur, Georgian beauty and ancient romantic castles. But it is also home to some truly forward thinking buildings inspired by the past, future - and even pineapples. Here we take a look at some of the most unusual buildings in Scotland.

Overlooking Sutherland's peat bogs and wetland - known as flow country - this his cylindrical observation tower (created by Icosis Architects) provides an excellent vantage point.

1. Forsinard Tower, Sutherland

Overlooking Sutherland's peat bogs and wetland - known as flow country - this his cylindrical observation tower (created by Icosis Architects) provides an excellent vantage point.
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House No 7 features a living room, guest house and utility wing and takes its inspiration from the agricultural housing of the surrounding area. Built 2013, the site was once home to a formally B-listed blackhouse.

2. House No 7, Isle of Tiree

House No 7 features a living room, guest house and utility wing and takes its inspiration from the agricultural housing of the surrounding area. Built 2013, the site was once home to a formally B-listed blackhouse.
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This multi-purpose indoor arena, which often hosts live music and sporting events was designed by the London-based architects Foster + Partners and officially opened in 2013, with a concert by Rod Stewart.

3. The SSE Hydro, Glasgow

This multi-purpose indoor arena, which often hosts live music and sporting events was designed by the London-based architects Foster + Partners and officially opened in 2013, with a concert by Rod Stewart.
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The only Category A-listed Art Deco building in Scotland still in commercial use, the building housed the factory and offices of the India Tyre and Rubber Company for over 50 years.

4. India of Inchinnan, Inchinnan, Renfrewshire

The only Category A-listed Art Deco building in Scotland still in commercial use, the building housed the factory and offices of the India Tyre and Rubber Company for over 50 years.
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