Basic Site Details

Name: Scottish National Exhibition, 1908
Town, district or village: Saughton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: The council of the Scottish National Exhibition, to be held in Edinburgh in 1908, have received the report of their assessor, Mr J J Burnet. ARSA, FRIBA, of Glasgow, on the competitive plans for the exhibition buildings, which is as follows:
1. John A. Campbell. FRIBA. 124 St Vincent Street, Glasgow.
2. Walker and Ramsay. 123. Wellington Street, Glasgow.
3. T Duncan Rhind, ARIBA., 28, Rutland Street, Edinburgh
{Building News 7 June 1907 p 783]

Campbell's award of first premium was subsequently overturned as Burnet and Campbell had been partners. Although placed second, Walker and Ramsay eventually secured the commission

Building Type Classification

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

Street Addresses

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


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11908  Designs exhibited and exhibition held


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 16George Smith Hill  1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 2 of 16James McLachlan A1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 3 of 16John Archibald Campbell B1907 Competition design - first premium. Commission went to Walker & Ramsay
Item 4 of 16Robert James Walker C19071908Competition design - second premium but secured the job
Item 5 of 16Thomas Ramsay C19071908Competition design - second premium but secured the job
Item 6 of 16Walker & Ramsay C19071908Competition design - second premium but secured the job
Item 7 of 16Henry Edward Clifford D1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 8 of 16Bailey Scott Murphy E1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 9 of 16William Davidson E1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 10 of 16Norman Aitken Dick F1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 11 of 16Alexander McInnes Gardner G1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 12 of 16Gardner & Millar G1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 13 of 16Thomas Andrew Millar G1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 14 of 16James Campbell Reid I1907 Competition design - unsuccessful
Item 15 of 16(Sir) Thomas Duncan Rhind J1907 Competition design - third premium
Item 16 of 16James C Robertson K1907 Competition design - unsuccessful


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 2Koch British Competitions  vII, Part 2 (for list of entrants and details of prize-winners's entries
Item 2 of 2RSA1908   398

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Building News7 June 1907  p 783 results of competition