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A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks

 

The National Galleries

 

 Five Galleries

     Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  John Watson Hospital

The National Galleries of Scotland have five different buildings in Edinburgh:

1.   The National Gallery, The Mound  -   built 1820s

2.   The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound  -  built 1850s

3.   The Portrait Gallery, Queen Street

4.   The Gallery of Modern Art,  Belford Road  -  opened 1984

5.   Dean Gallery,  Belford Road  -  opened 1999

Galleries 1. and 2. above are close to each other at the foot of The Mound.  Both were designed by Playfair.  Work is underway linking these two galleries together.

Gallery 3. is a large Victorian building in Queen Street, shared with the National Museum of Antiquities, but the latter is gradually moving it exhibits to the National Museum of Scotland, and so creating more space for the National Portrait Gallery's exhibits.

Galleries 4. and 5. are on opposite sides of the road, above Dean Village. 
No 4 is housed in what was originally John Watson's Orphanage.
No 5 has a new landscaped garden.

The Gallery Bus  -  2002

Bus linking the four Edinburgh galleries of The National Galleries of Scotland

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Bus Service

Bus Service
2000 to 2008

The bus that used to link these galleries can be seen in the photo above travelling up the Mound passing in front of the Southern Entrance to the National Gallery of Scotland on 19 September 2002. 

The Northern Entrance to the Galleries was temporarily out of use as work continued to create an underground link between the two galleries at the foot of the Mound, when I took this photo.

Bus Service
Today

This free shuttle bus service began operating in 2000, but was withdrawn on February 25, 2008.  A spokesman for the National Galleries explained* that the cost of renewing the contract beyond that date had become too high in relation to the galleries' limited budget.                  * Evening News:  December 8, 2007:  p.8

However, a new Gallery Bus Service, for which a voluntary donation of 1 is requested, is now linking the galleries.  For details of this service (including whether or not it is still operating) please see the this Gallery Bus page on the National Galleries' web site.

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  November 12, 2015

 

Bus linking the four Edinburgh galleries of The National Galleries of Scotland

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk

 

Bus Services

The free shuttle bus linking the galleries, which began in 2000,  is being withdrawn on February 25, 2008.

A spokesman for the National Galleries explained that the contract was due for renewal, but that the costs had become too high in relation to the galleries' limited budget.

Evening News:  December 8, 2007:  p.8.

 

 

The National Galleries

Story

1840s      Earthen Mound      2 Galleries      4 Galleries     Future      Artists

Photography

Thumbnails     Future     Exhibitions

Exhibitions

1850s    1876    1890    1995

Art Manufactures 1856   1857   1861

Maps:

The Mound     6 small maps      1830      1840     1850     1860     1870     2001

 

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Links to Other Pages

EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere    Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

  Summary of the updates added to this site each month since the site was launched   Links to Dumbiedykes pages  Link to Granton pages  Link to Leith pages   Link to Newhaven pages   Links to Portobello pages   Link to My Recent Talks