Bute House in Edinburgh is the official residence of the First Minister, currently Nicola Sturgeon of the SNP.
I captured this image back in February, but hadn’t got around to looking at the RAW files – let alone processing them – until now.
Bute House was taken off the Secretary of State for Scotland – a Westminster politician – in 1999; when the Scottish parliament was reconvened after nearly 300 years.
It’ss one of the ‘showpiece’ buildings of Edinburgh’s New Town. if you’ll pardon the joke – it’s an Adam’s. The city’s Provost commissioned plans for Charlotte Square from Robert Adam in 1791. Dying the following year, others completed the work. As one of the first parts constructed, on the north side of Charlotte Square, Bute House is considered faithful to the designs drawn up by Adams.
Edinburgh continued to grow from that point on, but this was one of the later buildings which can be considered part of the New Town.