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70 Years of St Andrew's House

St Andrew's House, headquarters of the Scottish Government, celebrated its 70th birthday on September 4, 2009.

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70 Years of St Andrew's House
Introduction

Introduction

 

Now a familiar Edinburgh landmark, St Andrew's House is important for a number of reasons as:

  • the first time government departments serving Scotland were brought under the same roof in Edinburgh
  • an outstanding monument to international architecture's Modern movement
  • the largest metal-framed building in Europe in 1939
  • taking decades to take shape and finally open its doors the day after war was declared
  • still having the graves of ten murderers buried under the car park - relics from Calton Jail that formerly stood on the site

View an album of images of and about St Andrew's House on Flickr.