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articles and publications…

Articles and Conference Proceedings

I was delighted to have been invited to contribute to the 2012 edition of the excellent Building Conservation Directory. My article is on 'Early Twentieth Century Shops'. You can view the publication online using the tremendous 'flipping book' facility or can order through Cathedral Publications.



‘The Conservation of Historic Shopfronts’ Conference Proceedings, Construction History Society, Cambridge, 2006

“Researching Historic Shopfronts” in Construction History Society Newsletter

“The Tiled Shops of Scotland” in Glazed Expressions (newsletter of Tile and Architectural Ceramics Society)

Lecture delivered at Conserving Scotland’s Retail Buildings Seminar, September 2008

“Researching Scotland’s Retail Buildings”. Available to download at:

“The Tiled Shops of James Duncan” in Tile & Architectural Society Journal 2009 (PDF attachment)

“Scotland’s Bow-fronted Shops” in Architectural Heritage XX 2009

The Historic Shopfronts of PerthBooks and Booklets

The Historic Shopfronts of Perth 2008, Booklet for Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust

Scotland’s Shops published 2010 by Historic Scotland.
Two hundred page book with extensive illustrations which maps the history and development of retail buildings in Scotland. Includes conservation case studies. It is available priced at £15.00 from Historic Scotland (tel 0131 668 8638).

Read a review of 'Scotland's Shops' by Professor Leigh Sparks, Institute of Retail Studies, University of Stirling:


Textbook co-authored with Barry Bridgwood: Technologies of Architecture 5: History, Performance and Conservation 2008, Taylor & Francis

Policy & Guidance

Traditional Shopfronts: A Short Guide for Shop Owners. Historic Scotland http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/shopfronts.pdf

Links to Articles about Lindsay Lennie

The Scotsman, 20 March 2010, ‘High Street History’
Link to article

The Buteman, 4 March, 2010, ‘Fancy a Walk Round the Shops?’
Link to article

'Scotland's Shops' in Historic Scotland 'Focus' Magazine 2010 (p20)
Link to article – PDF Format

Minister for Culture launches new book 'Scotland's Shops' at Jenners 
Link to article