Professor Brian Edwards has produced a series of pen and ink sketches, documenting buildings of important architectural significance in the area. These focus mainly on the period from the 6th – 19th century with an emphasis on bridges, castles and churches. Sketches are captioned and include some interpretation, where further information is available.

A sketch of Chirnside Bridge showing the mill behind, by Brian Edwards.
Drawing of Chirnside Bridge, by Brian Edwards, January 2020.

The sketchbook will be produced on a small print run at the end of the project, in early autumn 2020, but we are delighted to be able to offer a glimpse of an early draft, which can be downloaded from the link below.

The front cover of the architectural sketchbook, with a watercolour of Cranshaws Church by Brian Edwards.
The front cover of Whiteadder: Churches, Castles and Bridges, Brian Edwards, 2020.

Whiteadder: Churches, Castle and Bridges. (initial draft 2MB PDF). A limited print run of the book will be published in July 2020. If you would like a copy please send us a message through the contact page with your name and address and a note requesting a copy.

Professor Brian Edwards is Emeritus Professor of Architecture for Edinburgh College of Art at Edinburgh University and author of the book ‘Understanding Architecture Through Drawing’ (2000). A full biography for Professor Edwards can be found on the ECA website: