Cannon | MacInnes

Signet Library (Linda)

Parliament Square, Edinburgh
WS Society

The Signet Library is at the heart of Scotland's ancient legal system.

Signet Library Interior

This beautiful window was accidentally damaged. It needed to be repaired in two days, in time for an important dinner which was due to be held in the Library.

Broken Window

The broken glass had been hit by something hard, from the inside. The exterior protective glass was not damaged. It was important to know which side had been hit, so the cause could be known. Lawyers need evidence!

Broken glass

There was not enough time to safely conserve the broken glass using epoxy resin, so a new copy was painted.

New glass

Detail of painting - water matte over oil trace




Original and copy


The restored window, painted and installed in two days.

Finished panel


Finished panel



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