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Scottish Walking Tours

Architectural Walking Guides in Scotland – Exclusive Building Walks in Edinburgh + Glasgow tailor made for Groups

post updated 5 January 2023

Walking Tours of Scottish Architecture: book via email to isabelle(at) or call mob. +44 (0)7952 149814

Scottish Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Scottish guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Scotland are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning an office trip, a conference, or university trip in Scotland please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Museum of Transport building in Glasgow:
Scottish Architecture Tours - Museum of Transport building in Glasgow:
photograph : Hufton + Crow

Scottish Architecture Tours

Scottish Architecture Walking Tours since 2001.

Scottish Architecture Tour Questionnaire
We do walking tours of Edinburgh & Glasgow and have developed a brief questionnaire to provide smooth communication for requirements. Please answer the following questions (copy & paste into an e-mail, or feel free to call us):-

1. How many people are coming?
2. Are any architects?
3. Who is your leader/director?
4. Who will be your contact/spokesperson for the Tour?
5. What are the dates and times of the trip?
6. Which areas are you proposing to visit on your Tour?
7. Do you need hotel reservations? If not, please specify your hotel and address
8. Do you need travel within Scotland? If not, please specify your method of transport
9. Do you require restaurant recommendations?
10. Do you require restaurant prior bookings?
11. Do you require just one guide (for Tour parties over 15 we recommend two) or more?
12. Would you like others such as architects to attend and talk about certain buildings?
13. Are you interested in a specific sector or type of architecture?
14. Are you mostly interested in contemporary architecture?
15. Do you require any maps or guide books sent ahead of the Tour at cost + postage?
16. What proportion of your entourage speak English?
17. Do you have any special requirements for the Tour – disabled access, dietary needs, etc.?

If there are any other requirements for your Architecture Tour please note them here:-

Edinburgh Walking Tours

Glasgow Walking Tours

New Macallan Distillery Building, Speyside – 2019 RIAS Andrew Doolan Best Building in Scotland Award Winner
Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners ; Exhibition Design: Atelier Brückner
Scottish Walking Tours New Macallan Distillery building
photo © Speirs + Major
New Macallan Distillery Building

Scottish Architecture Walking Tours

Please use the website, it is packed with information on buildings, architects, hotels and restaurants. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have queries re your Scottish walking tour.

Some of the best new buildings in Edinburgh are in the Old Town – the Museum of Scotland, the Fruitmarket, Scottish Poetry Library, Scottish Parliament, etc and are all listed on the website’s Tours. It may be a good idea to surf the site, pick the buildings that interest and then we could help you visit them on your walking tour.

Perth City Hall Building Renovation by celebrated Dutch architects studio Mecanoo:
Perth City Hall Building Interior - Scottish Architecture Tours
image courtesy of architects office
Perth City Hall Building Renovation

In Glasgow the Walking Tour generally follows a well-established route that takes in the Merchant City, the grand buildings of the Financial District and of course Glasgow School of Art. Bus Tours are very popular in Glasgow so outlying buildings such as the Riverside Museum and the Burrell can be visited.

Please contact Isabelle Lomholt on +44 (0)7952 149814 to arrange your walking tour to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Edinburgh Architecture Tours

Glasgow Architecture Tours

e-architect has been operating Scottish Architecture Walking Tours since 2001.

We’ve shown over a hundred groups around Scotland’s principal cities – Edinburgh and Glasgow.

e-architect operate both architecture walking tours and architectural bus tours.

We are more than happy to accommodate your needs and interests, please contact us for your Tour of Scotland.

Edinburgh’s Ross Pavilion – competition-winning design by wHY architecture, USA:
Ross Pavilion wHY
image courtesy of architects
Ross Pavilion Competition Winner

Scottish Walking Tours – Traditional, Contemporary or Both

Scottish Architecture Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Scottish Architecture Tour can be an introduction to the country’s main buildings or can be tailored to your group’s interests.

Walking Tours of Scotland can involve advice (for an agreed fee) ahead of trips about types and areas of buildings.

We can provide information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of your architectural walking tour. For example a group of architects interested in innovative Scottish housing could be provided with tailored information allowing a tour programme to be agreed prior to their visit to Scotland.

Visitors can be met from Edinburgh or Glasgow airport, their accommodation, or at the starting point of their walking tour in Scotland.

Location: Scotland

City Walks in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Walking Tours Edinburgh

Walking Tours Glasgow

Architecture in Scotland

Historic Scottish Houses

Scottish Castles

Glasgow Building Tours

Cardross Seminary
St Peters College Building - Scottish Architecture Tours
photo © Neale Smith
Cardross Seminary

Scottish Architecture News

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New Buildings in Scotland

A selection of the major new buildings completed in the last decade, plus the world-famous Glasgow School of Art building:

Hotel Missoni, Edinburgh
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh - Scottish Architecture Tours
photo © Adrian Welch
Hotel Missoni Edinburgh

Glasgow School of Art
Glasgow School of Art
photo : Adrian Welch
Glasgow School of Art

Paisley Museum Building News, western Scotland
Design: AL_A
Paisley Museum Scotland Building
image courtesy of architects office
Paisley Museum Renewal

16 Church Street, Dumbarton, western Scotland
Design: Keppie, Architects
16 Church Street Dumbarton building - Scottish Architecture Tours
photo : Jim Stephenson
West Dunbartonshire Council Building

The Watch House, Crail, Crail, Fife, Eastern Scotland
Architect: Alan Dunlop
Crail Property - Scottish Architecture Tours
drawing © Alan Dunlop
The Watch House in Crail, Fife

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