Culross, Fife

Painted media on paper, c.1950-63
Ian Gordon Lindsay (1906-1966)
RCAHMS: Ian G Lindsay collection gifted in 1973

This elevation of the houses along Low Causeway shows the style and colour of the buildings of Culross and their relationship to the street. In the early 1950s interest grew in the idea of preserving houses which represented the small scale domestic architecture of Scotland. Housing associations were formed, first for Culross and then for Dunkeld, to obtain grant aid for the restoration and adaptation of their traditional buildings. The architect I G Lindsay was appointed by the National Trust for Scotland to tackle the reconstruction of the dilapidated sixteenth and seventeenth century domestic buildings in Culross.

Many similar projects followed and historic buildings were adapted for life in the twentieth century I G Lindsay and Partners working on the restoration of properties the length and breadth of Scotland.