The Collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768

9th April, 2018
St Andrew's and St George's, 13 George Street, Edinburgh

This talk will shed light on the collapse of Holyrood Abbey Church in 1768 following the puzzling substitution of the decaying roof trusses with masonry walls in 1760 by John Douglas and James McPherson. Speaker Dimitris Theodossopoulos teaches conservation and architectural technology at the Edinburgh College of Art and is a civil engineer. He has researched and published extensively on a wide range of Scottish subjects.
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