Scott Monument


McGill was main contractor for the lighting upgrade to the Scott Monument in Edinburgh’s Princes Street. The monument was completed in 1844 and is a listed building standing 200 feet high. Only a few lights still functioned, so we replaced the existing cabling and lighting in line with the council’s sustainable lighting strategy. More than 50 LED luminaires were installed, and were switched on, on the anniversary of Walter Scott’s death. The lighting has greatly enhanced the look of the monument.

Contract value£131,000
ServiceLighting installation
Key deliverables• LED luminaires on the monument and base
• Careful upgrade to historic listed building
• Working at height
• Collaboration with specialist rope access sub-contractor
• Installation of override switches