Royal Scottish Academy Building

About Royal Scottish Academy Building

The Royal Scottish Academy building, the home of the Royal Scottish Academy, is situated on The Mound in the centre of Edinburgh, was built by William Henry Playfair in 1822-6 and extended in 1831-6 for the Board of Manufactures and Fisheries. Along with the adjacent National Gallery of Scotland, their neo-classical design helped transform Edinburgh into a modern-day Athens of the North.One of the bodies that proposed the building in 1821 was the Royal Institution for the Encouragement of the ...

Show the whole text

The Mound
Edinburgh, New Town

Royal Scottish Academy Building's previous events