The Scotsman Steps

McGregor Bowes

The Scotsman Steps is an A-listed structure at the heart of the Old Town Conservation area and Edinburgh World Heritage Site. In recent years the steps had become dilapidated, leading to a cycle of decline and misuse. Edinburgh World Heritage and Edinburgh City Council recognised the problems and put in place a programme of repairs and improvements. As part of this transformation, the Fruitmarket Gallery commissioned the Turner prize winning artist Martin Creed. Martin Creed's response is a work titled 'No.1059', which clads the steps and landings with 104 types of marble from around the world.

Location

North Bridge/Market Street
EDINBURGH EH1 1TR
United Kingdom

Contact

Chris Bowes
Principal
chrisb@mcgregorbowes.com

Client

The City of Edinburgh Council / Edinburgh World Heritage / The Fruitmarket Gallery

Completed

23 June 2011

Size

200

Contract Value

£500,000

Categories

  • Arts
  • Conservation
  • Historic
  • Landscaping
  • Public
  • Refurbishment