Argyle House is considered by many to be a blot on the cityscape of central Edinburgh.
Argyle House is considered by many to be a blot on the cityscape of central Edinburgh.

9 Edinburgh buildings locals want to see levelled to the ground

When it comes to airing our views on the city’s built environment, us Edinburgh locals are far from reserved.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 7:00 am

Scotland’s capital is renowned around the world for its magnificent architecture, but it’s fair to say there are plenty buildings within the city boundary that divide opinion.

We put a shout out online asking locals to come forward and nominate the Capital “carbuncles” they’d like to see vanish from the cityscape for good. They really didn’t hold back.

From the vast post-war office block Argyle House to the modernist Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, we take a look at 9 Edinburgh buildings that some locals would like to see levelled to the ground.

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