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  • A building designed by Robert Adam in Charlotte Square, New Town
    A building designed by Robert Adam in Charlotte Square, New Town
  • The Forth Rail Bridge - built between 1883-90 from a design by John Fowler
    Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry
  • The Tay Rail Bridge across the Firth of Tay at sunset, Dundee
    The Tay Rail Bridge across the Firth of Tay, Dundee
  • The Telford Bridge crossing the River Spey near Craigellachie - built by Thomas Telford in 1851
    The Telford Bridge crossing the River Spey near Craigellachie - built by Thomas Telford in 1851

Scotland has a long heritage of producing some of the finest engineering minds in the world. Their legacy still stands today in the form of the iconic Forth Bridge, the grand Union Canal, innovative lighthouses and the masterpiece that is Edinburgh’s New Town.

Thomas Telford 1757 - 1834

The son of an Eskdalemuir shepherd, he served his apprenticeship as a stone mason, putting him in good stead as a civil engineer. His creations include the Dean Bridge in Edinburgh, the Caledonian Canal, linking the east and west coasts of Scotland and the Gotha Canal in Sweden.

Sir William Arrol 1839 - 1913

Born in Renfrewshire, the son of a spinner, two projects were to give Arrol his lasting fame. His engineering business constructed the new 85 span Tay Railway Bridge (1882-1887) and the cantilever Forth Railway Bridge (1883-1890).

Robert Adam 1728 - 1792

This famous Scottish neoclassical architect was born in Kirkcaldy. His work includes the stunning Hopetoun House to the west of Edinburgh, Culzean Castle in Ayrshire and the exquisite Charlotte Square, home to the Georgian House, in Edinburgh.

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