College of Science & Engineering

The Campus History Exhibition

A brief history of the development of the King's Buildings campus during its first century.

The KB campus history exhibition, mounted outside The Nucleus

In December 2021, as part of the KB101 centenary celebrations, a King's Buildings history exhibition was mounted on panels outside The Nucleus Building. We have now made the information on the panels available online for those who have not yet had a chance to see them.

The exhibition consists of a series of aerial photographs of King's Buildings from 1920 onwards. Alongside each image we have included a brief description of the work undertaken at that time, showing how the campus has evolved over the last one hundred years.

At the bottom of this page you'll find a list of the permissions and constraints attached to each of the exhibition images. If you would like further information, or if you know of other aerial images, please contact us at the email address below.

peter.reid@ed.ac.uk

Image permissions

1914 OS map This partial print has been permitted for non-commercial, educational use from the Ordnance Survey 25-inch edition, 1914. Permission of the National Library of Scotland. https://maps.nls.uk/index.html
1920, 2019 The University of Edinburgh is the rights holder of these prints; permission is required for their re-use.
1921, 1946, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1992

These images were found stored in University premises, and despite extensive searches in collections, archives, within the University and elsewhere we have been unable to determine their origin. Accordingly, we have obtained Orphan Works Licences from the UK Intellectual Property Office, covering non-commercial use for our exhibition. If you have any information on the provenance of these images we would like to hear from you: contact Peter Reid from the College of Science and Engineering:

peter.reid@ed.ac.uk

1929

This print is used with permission by the Canmore Collection (item 1315439), and can be purchased for download at the following link:

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/SPW027335

1931 Edinburgh City Archives are the rights holder for this image (ref. Acc477, img#42), and have given permission for non-commercial use in our exhibition.
1954

This print is used with permission by the Canmore Collection (item 1438269), and can be purchased for download at the following link:

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/en/image/SAR021178