The Law Society of Scotland is operating from its Drumsheugh Gardens headquarters for the last time today, 3 December.
Tomorrow and over the weekend it is moving out of the B-listed Victorian town houses to new offices at Atria One on Morrison Street, next to the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The new building will provide more modern and environmentally-friendly surroundings for staff and visitors.
Essential services such as the professional practice helpline will still be accessible for emergencies while the office is closed.
The new office opens at noon on Monday 7 December, from when the Society’s postal address will be: The Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh EH3 8EX. All email addresses and telephone numbers will remain the same.
Lorna Jack, chief executive of the Society, 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.”