‘End of an era’ for the Law Society of Scotland
The Law Society of Scotland is operating from its Victorian townhouse offices on Drumsheugh Gardens for the last time today.
The Society confirmed its plans to move from the B-listed buildings to new Edinburgh offices at Atria One on Morrison Street in May this year, with the new office premises offering more modern and environmentally-friendly surroundings for staff and visitors.
Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “The Law Society has seen an enormous amount of change during its 47 years at Drumsheugh Gardens.
“Since we moved from North Bank Street in 1969, there have been 43 Law Society presidents, four chief executives and our membership has more than tripled, from 3,232 practising Scottish solicitors to over 11,300.
“This is the end of an era but also the start of a really exciting time. The next 12 months will mark one of the most significant periods of change in the Law Society’s proud 66-year history.
“We are excited to begin the journey towards being a truly world-class professional body and our new offices in Atria One will provide better facilities for both our members and others who rely on our services, including the hundreds of people who volunteer their time in delivering our regulatory and representative work.
“Our office move will help us to be relevant and effective in supporting our members, stakeholders and the public in the years ahead.”
The Law Society will be closed on Friday 4 December to facilitate the move and will re-open for business at 12 noon on Monday 7 December 2015.
Essential services will still be accessible while the office is closed.
From 7 December 2015 the Law Society’s new postal address will be: The Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX.
All telephone numbers will remain the same.