Reid and Forbes, Architects, 1931. Modern movement school,
long symmetrical 2-storey, main block with rear classroom
extensions in similar style. Reinforced concrete, frame
building with central 7-bay entrance section, wide 4-bay
classroom ranges with taller terminal pylon entrance bays,
additional bays now projecting from side elevation. Main
entrance in splayed recess at centre pilaster strips and
elaborate diamond detailed doors, flanked by small windows
in banded wall surface balcony, with scalloped cill over
centre, pie-crust to outer sections at 1st floor breaking
forward at centre to form porch below; cornice band and
stepped parapet over 1st floor with central plinth for flag
staff. Long, horizontal windows to classrooms with
metal-framed rectangular glazing pattern; cill bands and
banded parapet. Entrance blocks with pilaster strips to
doorways, double leaf diamond detailed door, scrolled iron
work in fanlight and on balcony above. Similar scrolls in
stone on stepped moulded crowning plinth.
Historic Environment Scotland is responsible for the designation of buildings, monuments, gardens and designed landscapes and historic battlefields. We also advise Scottish Ministers on the designation of historic marine protected areas.
Listing is the way that a building or structure of special architectural or historic interest is recognised by law through the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997.
We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.
The statutory listing address is the legal part of the listing. The information in the listed building record gives an indication of the special architectural or historic interest of the listed building(s). It is not a definitive historical account or a complete description of the building(s). The format of the listed building record has changed over time. Earlier records may be brief and some information will not have been recorded.
Listing covers both the exterior and the interior. Listing can cover structures not mentioned which are part of the curtilage of the building, such as boundary walls, gates, gatepiers, ancillary buildings etc. The planning authority is responsible for advising on what is covered by the listing including the curtilage of a listed building. For information about curtilage see www.historicenvironment.scot. Since 1 October 2015 we have been able to exclude items from a listing. 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 Historic Environment Scotland Act 2014. 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 current legislation.
If you want to alter, extend or demolish a listed building you need to contact your planning authority to see if you need listed building consent. The planning authority is the main point of contact for all applications for listed building consent.
Find out more about listing and our other designations at www.historicenvironment.scot. You can contact us on 0131 668 8716 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.