This volume presents an interdisciplinary approach to the distinctive character and development of scottish housing with particular attention to the tenement. Scottish housing in the twentieth century scottish people wikipedia the scottish people scots scots fowk scottish gaelic albannaich or scots are a nation and ethnic group native to scotlandhistorically they emerged from an amalgamation of two celtic speaking peoples the picts and. In the twentieth century the distinctive scottish use of stone architecture declined as it was replaced by cheaper alternatives such as portland cement concrete and mass production brick stone would however be retained as a material for some housing stock in edinburgh aberdeen and dumfries and would undergo revivals 100. The introduction is particularly useful in providing a concise overview of the major developments in scottish housing the individual chapters of the book are interesting case studies but as such they hardly manage to produce a coherent picture of twentieth century scottish housing. Scotland in the modern era from the end of the jacobite risings and beginnings of industrialisation in the 18th century to the present day has played a major part in the economic military and political history of the united kingdom british empire and europe while recurring issues over the status of scotland its status and identity have
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