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Scotland's 50 post-war A-listed buildings

  • 4 February 2017
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Centrelink at Shotts is considered to be one of Britain’s most significant and important large industrial buildings of the later 20thC. Image copyright M J Richardson
Image caption Centrelink at Shotts is considered to be one of Britain’s most significant and important large industrial buildings of the later 20th Century

Two blocks of flats in Edinburgh have become the 50th and 51st buildings whose construction was completed after World War Two to be given Category A listed status.

Historic Environment Scotland puts important buildings into three categories.

Those in Category A are considered to be buildings of national or international importance, either architectural or historic.

Post-war structures to be given Category A status include the Forth Road Bridge, the Burrell Collection, numerous churches, hydroelectric power stations and two swimming pools.

The Scottish Widows building on Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh was opened in 1976. It was designed by Sir Basil Spence. Image copyright Lisa Jarvis
Image caption The Scottish Widows building on Dalkeith Road in Edinburgh was opened in 1976. It was designed by Sir Basil Spence.
Brucefield Church in Whitburn Image copyright Leslie Barrie
Image caption Brucefield Church in Whitburn, West Lothian (1965-66)
Anniesland Court in Glasgow Image copyright Thomas Nugent
Image caption Anniesland Court, 833-853 Crow Road, Glasgow (1966-68)
The Eden Court Theatre in Inverness
Image caption Eden Court Theatre, Ness Walk, Inverness (1973-76)
Holy family RC Church & parochial house - Imposing building on Parkhill Avenue. Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia, built c.1958. Image copyright Thomas Nugent
Image caption Holy Family RC Church, Port Glasgow (1946-59). Designed by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia
Burrell Collection
Image caption The Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park, Glasgow. (1971-1983)
Mortonhall crematorium in Edinburgh
Image caption Mortonhall Crematorium, Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh (1964)
38. Ambulance Service and St Andrew's Ambulance Station, Maitland St, Glasgow Image copyright Thomas Nugent
Image caption Ambulance Service and St Andrew's Ambulance Station, Maitland St, Glasgow (1966-70)
49. West Princes Street Gardens, Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial (1999) Image copyright Edward McMaihin
Image caption Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial (1999) in West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh
Bernat Klein's studio Image copyright Rcahms
Image caption Bernat Klein's studio near Selkirk is one of the most striking modern buildings in the Scottish Borders
HMSO Store at Sighthill Industrial Estate Image copyright Other
Image caption HMSO Store at Sighthill Industrial Estate, Edinburgh, was opened in 9 December 1950.
David Hume Tower Image copyright Other
Image caption David Hume Tower at Edinburgh Univeristy was built between 1960 and 1963
Clunie Power Station Image copyright James Allan
Image caption Clunie Power Station including Memorial Arch (1949-50)
pitlochry_dam Image copyright Richard West
Image caption Tummel Garry Hydro Electric Scheme, Pitlochry Power Station & Dam (1947-51)
9. Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial (1951) Image copyright Brian Jorgensen
Image caption Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial (1951)
12. Crombie Halls, Meston Walk, Aberdeen (1953-56) Image copyright Bill Harrison
Image caption Crombie Halls, Meston Walk, Aberdeen (1953-56)
Sloy Hydroelectric Power Station Image copyright G Laird
Image caption Sloy Power Station including complex, Arrochar (1950)
Notre Dame High School in Glasgow, designed by TS Cordiner and built just after the war Image copyright Tom Morrison
Image caption Notre Dame High School in Glasgow, designed by TS Cordiner and built just after the war
High Sunderland Image copyright Michael Wolchover
Image caption High Sunderland, in Galashiels, was built in the 1950s for the textile designer and artist Bernat Klein.
St Peter's Seminary Image copyright bbc
Image caption St Peter's Seminary opened in 1966 and was deconsecrated in 1980
St Laurence's RC Church, Greenock (1951-54) Image copyright Thomas Nugent
Image caption St Laurence's RC Church, Greenock (1951-54)
The Forth Road Bridge was opened in 1964 Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption The Forth Road Bridge was opened in 1964
St. Paul's Catholic Church, Glenrothes Image copyright Duncan Cumming
Image caption St Paul's Roman Catholic Church, Glenrothes (1956-57)
St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Falkirk (1960-61) Image copyright Lesley O'Hare
Image caption St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Falkirk (1960-61)
Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, Dennistoun, Glasgow (1964-65) Image copyright Graeme Yuill
Image caption Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, Dennistoun, Glasgow (1964-65)
  1. University of Glasgow, Chemistry Building (1938 - 1954)
  2. Easterheughs, Aberdour, Fife (1946-55)
  3. Holy Family RC Church, Port Glasgow (1946-59)
  4. Tummel Garry Hydro Electric Scheme, Pitlochry Power Station & Dam (1947-51)
  5. Clunie Power Station including Memorial Arch (1949-50)
  6. Notre Dame High School, Glasgow (1949 - 1953)
  7. The Robin Chapel, Thistle Foundation, Edinburgh (1949-52)
  8. Sloy Power Station including complex, Arrochar (1950)
  9. Spean Bridge, Commando Memorial (1951)
  10. HMSO, Sighthill, Edinburgh (1951)
  11. St Laurence's RC Church, Greenock (1951-54)
  12. Crombie Halls, Meston Walk, Aberdeen (1953-56)
  13. Our Lady and St Francis School, Glasgow (1954 & 1963)
  14. St Paul's RC Church, Glenrothes (1956-57)
  15. High Sunderland, Galashiels (1957)
  16. Pollock Halls of Residence (Phases I and II), University of Edinburgh (1956-64)
  17. Forth Road Bridge (1958-64)
  18. St Columba's Parish Church, Church Street, Glenrothes, Fife (1958-62)
  19. St Peter's Seminary, Cardross, conceived 1959
  20. Ben Cruachan Hydro Electric Scheme, Turbine Hall (1959-65)
  21. David Hume Tower & Lecture Block (Blocks A & B), George Square, Uni of Edinburgh (1960-63)
  22. St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Falkirk (1960-61)
  23. Scottish Widows, 9-10 St Andrew Square, Edinburgh (1962)
  24. Dollan Aqua Centre, Town Centre Park, East Kilbride (1963-65)
  25. St Bride's, East Kilbride, (1963-4)
  26. Bannockburn, Memorial Cairn , Rotonda and Statue (1954 and 1962-64)
  27. 242-244 Canongate (Chessel's Court N Block), Edinburgh (1963-64)
  28. University of St Andrews, Andrew Melville Hall (1963-8)
  29. Craigsbank Church, Edinburgh (1964-66)
  30. Sacred Heart RC Church, Cumbernauld (1964)
  31. Mortonhall Crematorium, Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh (1964)
  32. Our Lady of Good Counsel Roman Catholic Church, Glasgow (1964-65)
  33. Pitcorthie House Including Goodall Cottage, Garden Walls and Outbuilding, Colinsburgh, Leven (1964-67)
  34. Main Library, George Square, Uni of Edinburgh (1965-67)
  35. George Sq Theatre, Edinburgh University (Block E), (1965-70)
  36. Brucefield Church, Whitburn (1965-66)
  37. The New Club, 84-87 Princes Street, Edinburgh (1966)
  38. Ambulance Service and St Andrew's Ambulance Station, Maitland St, Glasgow (1966-70)
  39. Pathfoot Building, Stirling University (1966-7)
  40. Principal's House, 1 Airthrey Castle Yard, Stirling University (1966-7)
  41. Anniesland Court, 833-853 Crow Road, Glasgow (1966-68)
  42. Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh (1967)
  43. Edinburgh Greenhouse, Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh (1967)
  44. The Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, Glasgow (1971-1983)
  45. Scottish Widows HQ, 15 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh (1972-76)
  46. The Studio, Selkirk (former Bernat Klein) (1972)
  47. Eden Court Theatre, Ness Walk, Inverness (1973-76)
  48. Centrelink 5, Calderhead Road, Shotts (former Cummins Engine Co Ltd) (1975-83)
  49. West Princes Street Gardens, Robert Louis Stevenson Memorial (1999)

Cables Wynd House and neighbouring Linksview House in Edinburgh are the 50th and 51st post-war building to be given Category A status.

Cables Wynd House Image copyright Santiago Arribas Pena
Image caption Cables Wynd House is known as the banana flats due to its distinctive curved shape
Linksview House Image copyright Historic Environment Scotland
Image caption Linksview House has also been awarded Category A status

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