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The History of Scottish Stained Glass

This event has been cancelled

In order to help protect the health of our staff and visitors during this difficult time, we have closed all of our Galleries.

Scottish National Gallery Hawthornden Lecture Theatre
  • Tuesday 21 April, 6.30-8.30pm
£ 14.00


This event has been postponed. Ticket holders will be contacted directly. For more information, please contact [email protected]


Linda Cannon has been studying, researching, restoring and conserving some of the finest stained glass in Scotland for 40 years. In this talk she will explain why Scotland's stained glass is unique within the British Isles; owing much to the Reformation-era iconoclasm of John Knox and his followers, as well as to the industrial and trade connections with the Hanseatic League and North America. She will introduce us to many of the leading stained-glass artists whose work can still be seen around Scotland, up to, and including, the present day.

Princess Margaret of Norway m. James III Scotland, by Cox Buckley & Co, London, 1883, Lerwick Town Hall, Shetland. Detail. Photograph by Linda Cannon.

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Event accessibility

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  • Hearing loop

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We are currently working on improving our galleries. During this time some rooms will be closed and some facilities will be temporarily removed. There will be limited disabled access to some areas.

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  • Baby changing facilities
  • Seating throughout
  • Bike rack

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The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.

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