The East Fife Members' Centre National Trust for Scotland
The East Fife Members' Centre National Trust for Scotland
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22 May 2018Outing to St Vincent St Church and Holmwood House, Glasgow
27 July 2017Outing to Barry Mill, House of Dun and the Pictish stones at Aberlemno
13 June 2017St Mary’s Cathedral and Song School, Edinburgh and the Royal Burgh of Culross
20 May 2017Outing to The Isle of Man
05 July 2016Outing to The House of the Binns and the Bo'ness-Kinneil Railway
06 June 2016Residential trip to Liverpool
01 June 2016Kingarrock hickory golf course, Hill of Tarvit
26 May 2016The Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh and Newhailes

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Outing to St Vincent St Church and Holmwood House, Glasgow
Tuesday 22 May 2018

Alexander “Greek” Thomson (1817-1875) was an eminent Victorian architect who spent his working life in Glasgow, creating distinctive secular and ecclesiastical buildings. He incorporated elements from classical Greek architecture, Italian provincial elements, Egyptian style and other exotic features.

Following a coffee stop enroute (at your own expense), we shall drive to the St Vincent Street Church which was opened in 1859 and still serves as a place of worship. Now owned by Glasgow City Council and leased to the Free Church, it has undergone substantial restoration and is described as one of the three finest Romantic Classical churches in the world. We shall enjoy a guided tour and then rejoin the coach to drive to Holmwood House, which is considered Thomson’s finest and most original residential design.

Holmwood has kindly offered a private visit for our members, and after lunch there, we will tour in two groups. The house was built in the Greek Revival style in 1858 for paper mill owner James Couper, and retains much of its original stunning interior décor. There is also a fine Victorian kitchen garden.


Included in the cost: return coach travel from your chosen pick-up point, lunch with tea/coffee, and a donation to internal maintenance at St Vincent Street Church.

Please bring your NTS membership card for admission to Holmwood.

NB  the meeting point in St Andrews is the Petheram Bridge Car Park near the Gateway Building

Registration form is on the website under Documents