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This is a rectangular room with ornate columns around the sides. The room is mainly used for exhibitions and can be used as a bar area for the Banqueting Hall.

The walls are lined with Cuban mahogany inlayed with tapestry. The ceiling is also very ornate with chandeliers. There's a large fire place on the south side.

To Reach

Having entered the building, continue forward to the reception desk. You will either be required to join one of the public tours of the building or, if you have other business within the building, you'll receive a pass.

Turn left, from Reception and continue, through the short corridor (including a steep ramp), to the foot of the Marble Staircase, go up a flight of steps, turn left (west) and go up another to the first floor. Turn left (south) follow the balustrade to the corner then turn left again (east). At the end of the balustrade, turn left (north) go up a flight of steps then turn left (west) and go up another flight to the second floor.

Turn right, continue to the wall in front of you then turn right again and go through the door on your left.


East Side

  panels with tapestry

South Side

  door from the atrium
wall juts out, very ornate carving
wall retreats
pillar, about a metre from the wall
ornate fire place with the Glasgow coat of arms and St. Mungo
pillar, about 1 metre from the wall

West Side

wall retreats with tapestry on south side
wall with tapestry
door to Octagonal Suite
wall with tapestry

North Side

  glass doors onto balcony above George Street
door to balcony
ornate wood and tapestry recess, used as a chair store at the time of our survey.

East Side

  west wall of Banqueting Hall

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