Edinburgh World Heritage (EWH) part-funded the renovation of West Register House in Charlotte Square, home to National Records of Scotland, and work is now nearing completion.

EWH also provided technical advice as well as the financial support from the Conservation Funding Programme. The work has included quite technical work to conserve the prominent sandstone roundels on thew west of the building which are a key architectural feature. One was beyond repair and was replaced with a new piece carved by young stonemason, Josephine Crossland who works with Hutton Stone.

Christina Sinclair, EWH Director, said: “Throughout the pandemic we have focussed on ensuring that crucial conservation work to Edinburgh’s historic buildings continues. We are delighted with the quality of work carried out at West Register House by the team, and congratulate Jo on the high quality of her work to the roundels.”

West Register House during the works. Photo: Martin P. McAdam www.martinmcadam.com
National Records of Scotland. Photo: © 2021, Martin P. McAdam www.martinmcadam.com