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Architecture

The embarrassing story of Scotland’s most important 20th century structure

The brutalist beauty that is St Peter’s Seminary has lain in ruins for decades. This March it is brought back to life as part of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

27 February 2016

9:00 AM

Finding St Peter’s is not straightforward. I approach the wrong way, driving up a pot-holed farm track between a golf club and a wood until a fly-tipped sofa blocks my way. Beyond the sofa, behind padlocked security fencing, stands an old stone bridge. Someone has sprayed ‘Go Home’ on the pillar.

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Hinterland is at St Peter’s Seminary from 18 to 27 March and is part of Scotland’s Festival of Architecture 2016.

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