Kemp model back on display, following restoration

A MODEL built by the architect behind the Scott Monument on Edinburgh’s Princes Street has gone on display again, following a restoration.

The wooden structure is a 200 year-old prototype by George Meikle Kemp for a proposed redesign of Dalkeith Palace in Midlothian.

Says the Bigger & Upper Clydesdale Museum, in Biggar, where the model has gone on display, here: “Kemp was engaged by architect William Burn (1789-1870), who worked for The Duke of Buccleuch [which owned the palace], to build the model to redesign Dalkeith Palace, though the palace redesign was never achieved.”

The model had been in storage for 20 years.

Picture credit: Bigger & Upper Clydesdale Museum

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