News

You can keep up to date here with all the latest news concerning SGLH. Reports on recent events, progress with our projects, planned meetings and lectures… you will find it all here.

If you have some news that you would like to share with the SGLH community, why not send it through to info@sglh.org?

Conservation News – Dryburgh House Lodge

Conservation News – Dryburgh House Lodge

SGLH recently issued a consultation response in relation to the modification of a planning condition associated with a proposal at Dryburgh House Lodge, Scottish Borders.  The site lies within the Dryburgh Abbey Inventory Garden and Designed Landscape.  You can read...

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Conservation News – Craigengillan Stables

Conservation News – Craigengillan Stables

SGLH recently issued comments on a planning application at Craigengillan Stables, East Ayrshire.  The stables are located within the Craigengillan Inventory Garden and Designed Landscape.  You can download the full response letter we issued here.

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Virtual Garden Visit – Vrtba Garden, Prague

Virtual Garden Visit – Vrtba Garden, Prague

From a visit by SGLH member Lesley Cumming.Among all the glories that Prague has to offer this small but magnificent garden can easily be overlooked.  This stunning terraced Baroque Garden on the slope of Petřín Hill in Prague was created about 1720 by František...

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Virtual Garden Visit – The Alcazar, Seville

Virtual Garden Visit – The Alcazar, Seville

From a visit by SGLH trustee Marilyn BrownMarilyn's wonderful photographs show us The Alcazar, Seville, after their excavation and restoration.  Marilyn suggests that is difficult to convey a sense of the place in either eleven images or eleven thousand words! ...

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Royal High School, Edinburgh

Royal High School, Edinburgh

Royal High School, Edinburgh After five long years and SGLH’s objection to proposals for the change of use of and alterations to the former Royal High School Buildings and its Pavilions, now Category A-Listed, the welcome news arrived on 27 October that the Appeal by...

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Whalebone Arches

Whalebone Arches

Fife Council archaeologist Douglas Speirs is currently compiling a list of whalebone arches in Scotland, and has contacted me to ask whether SGLH members know of any examples in their local areas. There were once hundreds of these arches, created in the 19th century...

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Virtual Gardens visit – Pitmedden Garden

Virtual Gardens visit – Pitmedden Garden

From a visit in September 2019 by Matt Benians, SGLH TrusteeWhilst parts of Scotland remains in partial lockdown, we are quenching your thirst to visit Scotland's magnificent gardens and designed landscapes with the second in a series of virtual garden visits this...

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Virtual Gardens visit – Logan Botanic Gardens

Virtual Gardens visit – Logan Botanic Gardens

From a visit in September 2015 by Matt Benians, SGLH TrusteeWhilst Scotland remains in partial lockdown, we are quenching your thirst to visit Scotland's magnificent gardens and designed landscapes with the second in a series of virtual garden visits to Logan Botanic...

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Virtual Gardens visit – Cawdor Castle

Virtual Gardens visit – Cawdor Castle

From a visit in August 2014 by Matt Benians, SGLH TrusteeWhilst Scotland remains in partial lockdown, we are quenching your thirst to visit Scotland's magnificent gardens and designed landscapes with the second in a series of virtual garden visits to Cawdor Castle,...

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Ellon Castle sundial unveiling

Ellon Castle sundial unveiling

The restoration of the five acre walled garden at Ellon Castle in Aberdeenshire reached a significant milestone on Saturday 5th September 2020 with the unveiling of the seventeenth century multi-faceted sundial which is thought to have stood at the centre of the...

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Penicuik Estate

Penicuik Estate

Scottish Forestry consulted SGLH's Conservation Consultant Alison Alligan regarding an amendment to the Forest Plan within the Penicuik designed landscape which is included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland and therefore assessed by...

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Monteviot designed landscape

Monteviot designed landscape

Scottish Borders Council consulted SGLH's Conservation Consultant Alison Alligan regarding proposals within Monteviot designed landscape which is included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes in Scotland and therefore assessed by Historic Environment...

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