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Hinterland was the official launch event of the Festival of Architecture 2016 at St Peter's Seminary.


The results are in: Festival of Architecture 2016 was Scotland's largest festival ever in terms of geographic reach. We are proud to have launched the festival with Hinterland

If you can't make it to Edinburgh, we're also part of Edinburgh International Book Festivals #ReimagiNation programme in East Kilbride. We'll be discussing St Peter's in the perfect setting of St Bride's Church, designed by the same architects as St Peter's. You can book a tour of the church before the event via the festival website…/angus-farquhar-diane-wat…/

“What does it mean to describe a building as beautiful? Can Brutalism be beautiful? What is heritage, where does heritage stop? Whose heritage is it?” Great piece in Creative Review about the National Trust's growing recognition of brutalist and modernist buildings.

Fascinating post for a Research Associate at the University of Glasgow to work on a Carnegie Trust funded research project which uses St Peter's as a case study for activating modernist ruins.

Interested in the arts? We're looking for people aged 16-25 living in the Helensburgh & Lomond or West Dunbartonshire area to become Young Ambassadors for St Peter's. Lead conversations about the future of this iconic building and help to shape the events and activities that will happen there. Apply to join at

In Ancient Greece, the Agora was the place for public assembly, where people gathered to have conversations about everything from business, politics and current affairs to the nature of the universe and the divine. We plan to create the New Agora as a key programme at St Peter's Seminary, establishing an open platform for debate and knowledge exchange. But in the 21st century, with so much of our interaction taking place online, do we still need public spaces like St Peter's? Join the debate at Edinburgh International Book Festival on 28 August. Tickets on sale today at

We are excited to be taking part in this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. On 13 August, our creative director Angus and architectural historian Diane Watters will tell the fascinating story of the birth, death and renewal of St Peter’s Seminary. On 28th August, Angus will return to Edinburgh to weigh in on a debate about the need for public gathering spaces in the digital era. Tickets go on sale through the festival website on Tuesday 20 June.

Let's talk about St Peter's. Whether you're a landscape enthusiast, a young person with a passion for the arts, or a member of the local community we would love to hear your thoughts, ideas and opinions. Sign up for a volunteering account and apply to join one of our new advisory groups at

St Peter's, from the sky and through the decades.

Tune into BBC Radio 4 this morning at 11.30am to hear 'Against Our Ruin', a new documentary presented by Hayden Lorimer and recorded inside the ruins of St Peter's Seminary. In the programme, Hayden asks poets, thinkers and entropy tourists why we love fragments and scraps more than finished works. The programme will be broadcast on 18 May at 11.30am and will be available on iPlayer at

An incredible before and after of St Peter's Seminary