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.
North Bridge/Market Street
EDINBURGH EH1 1TR
The City of Edinburgh Council / Edinburgh World Heritage / The Fruitmarket Gallery
23 June 2011
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