Basic Site Details

Name: The Weston Link
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: basement linkage of the National Gallery of Scotland and the Royal Scottish Academy. Provides a low level entrance to both buildings from Princes Street Gardens. The Link provides 20,000 sq ft of accomodation including a lecture theatre, education suite, IT gallery, lavatories, restaurant and cafe. The project was partly funded by The Scottish Executive and the Heritage Lottery Fund, as well as extensive public donations. Named for the Garfield Weston Foundation, one of the major private sponsors of the project.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Art gallery  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1The Mound  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 1August 2004 Opened 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3John MillerArchitectA2000(?)August 2004 
Item 2 of 3Su Rodgers A2000(?)August 2004 
Item 3 of 3Keller Ground Engineering S2000(?)2003Keller Ground Engineering were engaged to stabilise the Mound to facilitate the construction of teh Weston Link, whilst also shoring up the foundations of the RSA building. 350,000 litres of concrete were used in the process.

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1National Gallery of ScotlandCompetition assessed by Sir Charles Barry; results passed over and commission given to W H Playfair.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman5 August 2004