Listed Building

The only legal part of the listing under the Planning (Listing Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997 is the address/name of site. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing – see 'About Listed Buildings' below for more information. The further details below the 'Address/Name of Site' are provided for information purposes only.

Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NS 59110 65421
259110, 665421


T L Watson, 1885-9. Dutch Renaissance, 4-storey, attic

and basement office building and printing works. 6

asymmetrical bays. Red Ballochmyle sandstones; brick rear;

fireproof construction.

Arched openings to ground with doorway off-centre to

left; 2-leaf panelled doors with fanlight. Ground floor

bays divided by panelled pilasters; 3 right bays with

Corinthian detailed treatment to portico, ornately carved

columns. Roundel freize above ground floor, with CITIZEN

OFFICE in roundels of right half. Mullioned and transomed

bipartites at 1st and 2nd floor, with 2 canted bays

off-centre to right at 1st floor. Consoled balconies to

2nd floor flat windows and above canted bays. Ornate

frieze above 2nd floor, broken by pedimented panels over

each window. 4 depressed arches with recess windows to

3rd floor, with elaborate carving to dividing piers and


Corbelled clock to outer right at 3rd floor with 2 faces,

and single window to outer left with segmental pediment.

1 dormer to outer left with broken segmental pediment;

2 stepped and scrolled gables at centre and right with

round-arched bipartite windows flanked by slender columns.

Octagonal turret with arcaded and leaded cupola to outer

right. Modern small-pane timber glazing at ground; plate

glass casements above slated roofs with clay ridge tiles.

CITIZEN LANE (REAR) ELEVATION: asymmetrical with bipartite

windows and 2 wallhead gables.

INTERIOR: simple coffered ceiling to main office,

pilasters with ornate capitals; panelled ingoes to round-

arched windows.

Statement of Special Interest

Commissioned by James Hedderwick and Sons as EVENING

CITIZEN newspaper offices. Early and striking design in

red sandstone construction, enhanced by the white faience

and sandstone of flanking buildings. Carving by James

Hendry. W J Anderson draughted the ground floor in his

time as office assistant to T L Watson.



BA 31 May 1889. BN 2 January 1891, ACADEMY ARCHITECTURE

1893 p.69. Hume 1974, p.210. Worsdall VICTORIAN CITY p.61.

About Listed Buildings

Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating sites and places at the national level. These designations are Scheduled monuments, Listed buildings, Inventory of gardens and designed landscapes and Inventory of historic battlefields.

We make recommendations to the Scottish Government about historic marine protected areas, and the Scottish Ministers decide whether to designate.

Listing is the process that identifies, designates and provides statutory protection for buildings of special architectural or historic interest as set out in the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.

We list buildings which are found to be of special architectural or historic interest using the selection guidance published in Designation Policy and Selection Guidance (2019)

Listed building records provide an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building which has been identified by its statutory address. The description and additional information provided are supplementary and have no legal weight.

These records are not definitive historical accounts or a complete description of the building(s). If part of a building is not described it does not mean it is not listed. The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site which is known as the statutory address. Other than the name or address of a listed building, further details are provided for information purposes only. Historic Environment Scotland does not accept any liability for any loss or damage suffered as a consequence of inaccuracies in the information provided. Addresses and building names may have changed since the date of listing. Even if a number or name is missing from a listing address it will still be listed. Listing covers both the exterior and the interior and any object or structure fixed to the building. Listing also applies to buildings or structures not physically attached but which are part of the curtilage (or land) of the listed building as long as they were erected before 1 July 1948.

While Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for designating listed buildings, the planning authority is responsible for determining what is covered by the listing, including what is listed through curtilage. However, for listed buildings designated or for listings amended from 1 October 2015, legal exclusions to the listing may apply.

If part of a building is not listed, it will say that it is excluded in the statutory address and in the statement of special interest in the listed building record. The statement will use the word 'excluding' and quote the relevant section of the 1997 Act. Some earlier listed building records may use the word 'excluding', but if the Act is not quoted, the record has not been revised to reflect subsequent legislation.

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