AHSS/SGLH joint lecture 2021

Sep 7, 2021

Monday 8th November 2021, at 6.30pm.

This year’s joint annual lecture with the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland (AHSS) will be given by Christopher Dingwall on Roads, bridges, landscapes and new towns on the Highland Circuit 1720-1830 : a partnership between landowners, architects and the government.

Venue: Online & in-person at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Booking: Tickets must be booked in advance for both the live and streamed events via Eventbrite. Please note that places for in-person tickets are limited. If attending in-person, please wear a mask and maintain 1-metre distancing.
Tickets are not priced but we do suggest a donation of £6 (free for students).

Book here to attend the talk virtually

In-person bookings will open after the previous lecture has taken place.

Landscape historian Christopher Dingwall will describe the intensive programme of road building which took place in the Southern Highlands of Scotland between the completion of Wade’s military roads in the 1720s and the arrival of the railways in the 1830s.  With the help of previously unpublished archival material, Christopher will illustrate the developments which occurred at the four great Highland landscapes associated with Inveraray Castle, Taymouth Castle, Blair Castle and Dunkeld House, involving a partnership between the landowners, the Government, and a number of Scotland’s most celebrated architects in the building of bridges and creation of new settlements.  Some consideration will be given to the social and economic impacts of these developments.  Christopher will refer to a chapter he contributed to Old Ways New Roads : Travels in Scotland 1720-1832 (Birlinn 2021). This is a joint lecture with The Architectural Society of Scotland.