How migration shaped the Rothesay townscape

A new exhibition telling the story of how inward migration has shaped the streets and buildings of Rothesay opened at the town’s library this week.

Part of the local Townscape Heritage Initiative, the Rothesay Migration Project showcases the results of a study by Dress for the Weather, a Glasgow-based architecture and design company, looking at five types of migration - invasive, stylistic, international, economic and seasonal - and at a building or an aspect of the town’s built heritage which is linked to each.

The exhibition opened with a guided walk led by Andy Campbell from Dress for the Weather which visited Duncan’s Halls (also known as the Palace Buildings) in East Princes Street, Rothesay Castle and Bute Fabrics’ offices and workshop in Barone Road, where design director Catherine Murray led a guided tour of the premises.

The exhibition itself will remain on show at Rothesay Library for the next three weeks.