The MacKinnon Collection of Scottish photography was recently acquired by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland and is shared by both institutions. Originally amassed by collector Murray MacKinnon, these historic photographs brilliantly transport us back to a century of changing rural communities, growing cities and enduring historic sites, but also illuminate the faces and places that continue to affect our lives today. MacKinnon Collection Curator Blake Milteer will provide an overview of the collection and discuss its representation of Scottish life and identity from the 1840s through the 1940s – a century of dramatic transformation and innovation.
We would also like to remind Friends that all blue badge parking has been suspended on the Mound Precinct. We apologise for the inconvenience caused by this and please be assured that we aim to re-instate the bays as soon as possible.
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.
The Scottish National Gallery can be found just off Princes Street in the city centre.
In addition to the transport options below there are bike racks at each site and Just Eat Cycle Hire stations nearby.
Friends of the Galleries get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions, and enjoy a wide range of exclusive benefits including early exhibition access, special events and 10% discount in our cafes.
Browse what's on at the galleries below, or filter results to narrow your search.