• National Galleries, Edinburgh

  • National Galleries, Edinburgh

The Playfair Project has rejuvenated the National Galleries of Scotland’s presence at The Mound in central Edinburgh by creating a single, integrated complex that links the iconic National Gallery and Royal Scottish Academy buildings.

Ballantines were responsible for supplying and erecting all of the ornamental metalwork surrounding these historic buildings in Edinburgh’s city centre. This included around 800 individual balusters, 750 dwarf balusters, just fewer than 900 finials, 20 lamp-posts, ‘lion’ posts, ornamental access ramps and a number of gates made up of over 40 balusters. In total over 1 kilometer of custom designed railings were erected on time and on budget.