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Doodling from the Quartermile

QuartermileAlleyA quick black and white sketch from a favourite area of mine for sketching.

Quartermile is the marketing name given to the mixed use redevelopment of the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site,  overlooking The Meadows. Now home to many luxury apartments and swanky restaurants the area is a mixture of stunning modern architecture and equally beautiful original Royal Infirmary buildings.


This and the park in close proximity makes the area a great place to sketch. In this one I havve caught the old on the left, the new on the right and in between the park and the trees.


Quartermile website


Quartermile, Edinburgh continues to develop

ProjectQuartermileThere is a new restaurant opening up in the heart of Edinburgh, within the Quartermile development, once the Royal Infirmary Hospital.

Now a mixture of old and new architecture, the area is really coming to life as more businesses move in to the vibrant area just off the Meadows park. It is a favourite place to sketch for me as there is a real mixture of buildings, stunning old stone work and striking walls of glass which create great reflections plus the greens of the park in the background.


This sketch is from the square one block back from Meadows Walk, which is fast becoming a foody hotspot in Edinburgh’s South side. The new restaurant will sit in the middle of this block over two floors and include an outside bar and seating within the square.


Currently known only as ‘Project Quartermile’ there has been plenty of buzz around the restaurant opening online. The official name and branding will be revealed tomorrow, Friday 6th June. I’m looking forward to seeing the building finished, and enjoying a little alfresco dining in Quartermile square.


Quartermile website

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