Teviot Row House
Teviot Row House, colloquially known simply as Teviot (//), is one of the Student Union buildings at Edinburgh University, Scotland. Run by Edinburgh University Students' Association (EUSA), the building in Bristo Square is the oldest purpose built Student Union Building in the world, having been opened on Saturday, October 19, 1889 (construction started in 1887).
Teviot has eight bars, including The Library Bar serving food à la carte; The New Amphion with counter meals for quicker service alongside à la carte meals; a debating chamber, used for functions; a dining room; a nightclub; a chocolate shop; and many other meeting rooms available for booking by student societies.
During the university period Teviot hosts a number of regular events catered towards local students. These include Open Mic Nights, club nights and a popular Sunday night Teviot Pursuits pub quiz. Special one off annual events utilising the entire building include a semester ending Christmas party, the Graduation Ball, and a Hallowe'en party. The building also plays host to EUSA's regular democratic meetings.
Teviot was built in a 16th Century Scots palace style with a coped crowstepped and pinnacled gables clasped by drum towers of the Falkland or Holyrood type but with large windows. It features large late Gothic traceried windows. In 1905 the 16th Century style west wing, containing the Dining Hall and Library Bar, was completed in squared coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings. In 1962 a Modernist style extension was added to the rear, containing the Underground and the Sports Bar. Prior to construction the site housed Lord Ross's house, built c.1740, which later became a Lying-in Hospital from 1793 to 1842.
- University of Edinburgh Building Profile
- No spirits and precious few women, Edinburgh University Union 1889 - 1989. I Catto, Editor.