Scottish Widows Building

Venue details
15 Dalkeith Rd
EH16 5BH
Edinburgh Area
About the venue

A large, iconic, modern building made of a series of hexagonal shapes, one of the most distinctive buildings viewed from above from the peak of Arthur's Seat. The controversial building was designed by the architect John Hardie Glover and landscape architect Dame Sylvia Crowe.

The property opened in 1976 and was the base for Scottish Widows insurance and pension company until 2020 when parent company Lloyds Banking Group moved staff to a new location.

In the spring of 2023, non-profit arts organisation Hidden Door Festival will be transforming the empty, 6-acre property for a 5-day immersive, arts event.

The Scottish Widows Building is due to be redeveloped as a sustainable urban workspace with new residential accommodation.


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