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Scottish National Portrait Gallery Reopens December 1st

The new renovated Scottish National Portrait Gallery (SNPG) re-opens on 1st December with 60 per cent more space and a new photography gallery.

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

A distinctive landmark on Edinburgh’s Queen Street, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery is a grand, neo-gothic building in red sandstone. The north- and east-facing sides feature an elaborate scheme of decorative sculptures. Poets, monarchs and statesmen watch over Queen Street and North St Andrew Street, while William Wallace and Robert the Bruce guard the entrance.

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery is home to Scotland’s national collection of portraits and currently also houses the National Photography Collection. Its origins can be traced to one enthusiastic collector, the mildly eccentric David, 11th Earl of Buchan. His collection of portraits of famous Scots, assembled in the late eighteenth century, formed the foundation of the national portrait collection in its first conception.

cottish National Portrait Gallery
1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
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www.nationalgalleries.org

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