Provost Ross's House. This house was built in 1594 and is said to be the work of Master Mason Andrew Jameson, father of the portrait painter. Early in the 18th century it became the Town House of one of Aberdeen's Provosts, John Ross of Arnage. In a derelict state, it was acquired by the National Trust for Scotland and saved by appeal to its members and supporters. The city of Aberdeen and the Associated British Picture Corporation each contributed six thousand five hundred pounds. The house was re-opened by the Secretary of State for Scotland in 1964.