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Scottish National Gallery #OnThisDay

On 21st of March 1859 The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh opened.

Image credit Finlay McWalter at the English-language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

The impressive neo-classical building was designed by William Henry Playfair.

Currently it is closed due to covid restrictions in Edinburgh but has plans well underway to reopen to the public on 6th of May.

You can find out more here: National Galleries Scotland

The new project to expand the space and improve the viewing for visitors continues apace. In 2018 the controversial felling of mature trees in Princes Street Gardens took place as part of the development. Permission was granted by Edinburgh Council who said that it was ‘necessary’ to create the new walkway to the Gallery. 22 saplings replaced the original 50 trees once the walkway was put in place.

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