People and Placemaking in Scotland: a history of housing
Craigmillar and Niddrie are, today, two housing schemes joined at the hip, inseparable from each other physically, existing almost as one continual unit of suburban housing. The two communities are defined primarily by their ex-council housing stock, the oldest of which was built in 1930 in Niddrie in the form of three-storey tenements and cottage-flatsContinue reading “Craigmillar and Niddrie: A Prehistory”
Pilton is a housing scheme in the north-west of Edinburgh made up, originally, of four-in-a-block cottage-flats, three-storey tenements and semi-detached timber houses. Recently, modern private and mixed-residential developments have begun to spring up around the area, but the older housing forms continue to dominate the area. The scheme, or rather the two schemes of EastContinue reading “Pilton: a prehistory”
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