This morning, I cycled round to local heritage property, Holmwood House, which is owned by Scotland’s National Trust. This building dates from 1859-61 when designed by celebrated Glaswegian architect, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson for a local paper mill owner. The building was one of high status with a dual purpose: to provide suitable accommodation for the owner’s family and to impress guess and potential business clients. the building is situated close to the White Cart ( a river) because of proximity to the mill powered by the same river. Thus production, marketing and residence was very closely integrated on the same complex. Also, being water powered, the business was very eco-friendly.