One of Edinburgh’s leading modern art venues, the Scottish Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) is a common stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours of the city. The venue, which is situated in a neoclassical building opposite Modern Two, features exhibits from the permanent collection, including displays devoted to figurative art in Scotland from 1918–1945, abstract art, Cubism and more.
Free tours, including family-focused options and an introduction to contemporary art for adults, are held on select dates. Talks and workshops are also held here, as are performances. An audio tour, covering the grounds of Modern One and Two—dotted with sculptures and works by the likes of Charles Jencks and Barbara Hepworth—is available to visitors. Special exhibitions, occasionally held here, sometimes require a separate entrance ticket.