Docomomo Scotland Winter Lecture – “Spence’s Canongate Housing: Retrofitting Modern Heritage”

On Wednesday, 16 February, Docomomo Scotland is delighted to have Scott Abercrombie of John Gilbert Architects talk about their work conserving and retrofitting Basil Spence’s housing development on the Canongate in Edinburgh’s Old Town.  He will explore the significance of the blocks, the issues identified with their construction and the methods applied in future-proofing them, balancing conservation and sustainability. The talk will run on Zoom from 17:30 to 18:45.  As with previous online talks, please contact us at and you will be sent a link on the day.