National Music Centre for Scotland

We have just become aware that the Old Royal High School building in Regent Road is to become a National Music Centre for Scotland. On 7th October 2021 the Edinburgh city council’s finance committee agreed to grant a long-term lease on the building to the Royal High School Preservation Trust, which has secured £55 million […]

Sir Walter Scott 250th anniversary

The great Man’s 250th birthday was celebrated on Saturday 30th October, with a ‘National Service of Thanksgiving for his life and work‘ in St Giles Cathedral, followed by a procession from Parliament Square to the Scott Monument. The school was represented by Head of Biology Gordon Rutter (doubling up in his capacity as Officer to […]

School Remembrance Ceremony 2021

The Royal High School 2021 Remembrance Ceremony is available on YouTube using the link below Kate Fraser used the website Remembrance topics from the Royal High School (Edinburgh) FP Club website, in their entirety in her address to the video-based Remembrance service. The link to the RHS Club Remembrance article is at The article includes an […]

Challenging Plays in the 60s

The RHS Dramatic Society in the 1960s didn’t shy away from mounting challenging productions. From Harold Pinter’s “The Dumb Waiter” in 1963, Othello in 1964, Anouilh’s Becket in 1966, “The Physicists” by Friedrich Durrenmatt to a production of the considerably racy “One More River” by Beverly Cross around 1969. The RHS Dramatic Society had no […]