Bill Strang directs new OU Choir commission

2021 has been a desperate year for singers of all kinds, but particularly for choral groups. I have been rehearsing the Open University Choir for most of the year on Zoom, which has been a strange experience because the time lag means no-one can hear anyone else singing. In an attempt to do something creative […]

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 […]