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Canongate Wall

The Canongate wall is part of the Scottish Parliament building and lies under the facade of the Canongate building. [1] It was designed by Sora Smithson.


The wall is constructed from a selection of well known Scottish stones [2] including Clashach, Knowehead and Giffnock and features a mural carved by Gillian Forbes and Martin Reilly based upon a sketch by Enric Miralles of Edinburgh's Old Town.


The wall also features quotations from a number of famous Scots including Alasdair Gray, Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Rennie Macintosh and Robert Burns a full list is available on the Scottish Parliament website.


  1. ^ "The Scottish Paliament - The Canongate wall FAQ" Scottish Parliament Website, Retrieved on 22 April 2008
  2. ^ "Craft Scotland - Stones of Scotland Shape Canongate Wall" Craft Scotland Website, Retrieved on 22 April 2008.

Coordinates: 55°57′8″N 3°10′31″W / 55.95222°N 3.17528°W / 55.95222; -3.17528


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