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Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 6 (ii). Carron Restaurant Stonehaven Revisited

Well I hadn’t photographed it before but I had featured it here. See also my comments of two posts ago.

These are my photos though. Main entrance and stairs:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco Delight

Garden detail. Great deco styling:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, Art Deco, Garden Detail

The gateway is superb:-

Art Deco Gateway, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

The Art Deco styling extends to the fencing at the lane to the side:-

Garden and Fencing, Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven

Again note the fencing here and on the balcony, plus the lovely circular sweep of the canopy and windows which have very stylish glazing:-

Carron Restaurant, Stonehaven, View from Lane.

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 40: Stonehaven

Stonehaven was once the county town of Kincardineshire but that county has since been incorporated into Aberdeenshire.

Corner site; typical north-eastern granite construction:-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven

Round the corner. Good detailing and glazing around the entrance to that middle shop :-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven

The Deco theme continues for the next three shops. Again note the glazing. The leftmost shop here is the street entrance to the Carron Restaurant. In the link I say it’s the rightmost shop but I hadn’t visited Stonehaven when I made that post. Sadly when I was there the restaurant was closed again due to the retirement of its owners. I understand it has since been reopened once more:-

Art Deco Shop Fronts, Stonehaven

Rightmost shop; good stonework detail above door:-

Art Deco Shop Front, Stonehaven 4

Very minor deco, up a side street:-

Minor Art Deco, Stonehaven

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 39: Bathgate (ii)

A couple more Art Deco buildings in Bathgate.

This one looks like an ex-Woolworths but is now a Poundland. Typical deco styling:-

Former Woolworths, Bathgate

Deco touches:-

Minor Art Deco, Bathgate

Bank of Scotland. This may be later but has deco elements, especially the tall window:-

Art Deco Style Bank, Bathgate

The Pavilion, an ex-cinema, isn’t truly deco as it was built in 1920 but it prefigures the style. Note the Rule of Three in the front windows and door:-

Former Pavilion Cinema, Bathgate

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 39: Bathgate (i)

Not content with the Regal Cinema, Bathgate in West Lothian has another striking Art Deco building. It has excellent detailing, picked out in paint.

Art Deco Building, Bathgate

Corner roofline detail:-

Art Deco, Bathgate, Detail

Upper story and roofline:-

Art Deco Building, Bathgate

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 38: Regal Cinema, Bathgate

Fine Art Deco cinema in Bathgate, West Lothian. Still in use as a cinema.

The “Rule of Three” is at work here in the central windows and their mullions, the lines at either side of the “Regal” sign and on the rooflines:-

Regal Cinema Bathgate

From side:-

Regal Cinema, Bathgate, from side

Railings and steps. Good deco “triangle” drop in each rail’s line:-

Regal Cinema, Bathgate, Railings and Steps.

Fine Art Deco glass and detailing on the canopy facade:-

Regal Cinema, Bathgate, Canopy Detail

Showing alleyway at left side of Cinema (as you look at it.) Rule of three in the sets of windows here?

Regal Cinema, Bathgate, Opposite Side

There’s a good, strong finial above the window in this detail of the frontage:-

Regal Cinema, Bathgate, Detail at Front

Art Deco in Wigan

We made one of our trips down south in August and had a look at Wigan as our nearly daughter-in-law (the wedding will be in July) had had to break a train journey there and said she found it nice. It is.


Wigan Art Deco 1

Marks & Spencer’s (stitch of two photos):-

Wigan Art Deco 4


Wigan Art Deco 5

Wigan Art Deco 6

A former cinema now a nightclub called Pure:-

Wigan Art Deco 7

Pure’s side alley:-

Wigan Art Deco 8

A newsagent’s (good stained glass windows):-

Wigan Art Deco 9

A clock tower, from a distance:-

Wigan Art Deco 10

Pitlochry, Pitlochry Dam, Loch Faskally, River Tummel

The River Tummel is dammed where it passes Pitlochry in the county of Perth and Kinross and the site houses a hydro-electric power station. The dam created the man-made reservoir Loch Faskally and the buildings are in the deco style.

Pitlochry Dam as seen from access road from the town centre:-

Pitlochry Dam

Loch Faskally from Pitlochry Dam (looking north-west):-

Loch Faskally from Pitlochry Dam

River Tummel (looking south-east from Pitlochry Dam.) Pitlochry Festival Theatre visible to the right:-

View South from Pitlochry Dam

Cartouche and window of building at Pitlochry Dam:-

Pitlochry Dam Cartouche

There is a fish ladder up the west side of the dam to allow salmon access up to their spawning grounds. When I was last there you could see the fish directly (if one was in the particular step with the window.) Now it seems to be a closed-circuit TV system. The photo below is of the upper platfrom: the fish ladder is to the right here:-

Pitlochry Dam Upper Pathway

Pitlochry Dam buildings from east side. Part of the fish ladder to the right:-

Pitlochry Dam Buildings

Pitlochry Dam Generator Building from south:-

Pitlochry Dam Generator Building

Pitlochry Dam + Generator Building:-

Pitlochry Dam + Generator Building

Pitlochry Dam Building from South:-

Pitlochry Dam Building from South

Pitlochry Dam window and cartouche from west side of the river bank:-

Pitlochry Dam Window and Cartouche

This Pitlochry shop has an Art Deco roof-line; good “stepping”:-

Pitlochry Art Deco Shop Roof-line

Inverness Art Deco (ii)

This one’s in Church Street. New Start Highland:-

Inverness Art Deco Style

As I recall all these are in Academy Street.

Nickel and Dime, street frontage:-

Inverness Art Deco Again

Nickel and Dime, corner. Note the eyes have been poked out:-

Corner View Inverness Art Deco Shop

Part of Farmfoods. Again poked out eyes:-

Inverness Art Deco Style

Craigdon Mountain Sports, corner. The upper windows on this don’t look bad. Could they still be original?:-

Art Deco Shop, Inverness

Craigdon Mountain Sports, Academy Street frontage. Built 1936. Good detailing:-

Art Deco Shop, Inverness, Frontage

Art Deco in Inverness (i)

While we were up north with the good lady’s blog friend Peggy we managed to take in Loch Ness and Inverness. Loch Ness is well photographed but not so much the Art Deco in Inverness.

The most striking Art Deco structure is probably the BT building which I first saw from the north end of Church Street:-

Art Deco BT Building Inverness

There was, though, a better view from the pedestrian suspension bridge across the River Ness:-

Art Deco, Inverness, BT Building

The first deco building I had spotted, however, was across from a supermarket car park.

Art  Deco Building, Inverness

There was a pub with deco styling in Baron Taylor’s Lane:-

Inverness Art Deco, The Eagle

This very dilapidated looking upper storey is at the north end of Academy Street:-

Inverness Art Deco?

There is more to come from Academy Street later.

Scotland’s Art Deco Heritage 35: Helensburgh

Typically Art Deco former Woolworths building in Helensburgh, Scotland. Now a Wilkies:-

Former Woolworths Helensburgh

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