Plans for the old Royal High School Building

Today’s Guardian features a story about the attempts to build a luxury hotel on the old Royal High School building on Regent Road.  https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/nov/09/developers-urbanist-hotels-famed-edinburgh-neoclassical-royal-high-school-luxury-hotel The article is followed by a lively debate in the comments.

Royal High School Club in London Pre-Xmas Drinks Party

Following last year’s extremely enjoyable evening at the Iron Duke, we return to this traditional Fuller’s pub in the heart of the West End for the Pre-Xmas Drinks Party. Where: The Boot Room, upstairs at The Iron Duke pub, 11 Avery Row, Mayfair, London W1K 4AN.  See the map at http://www.irondukemayfair.co.uk/find-us When: Tuesday 21st November […]

New Photos of Teachers on the Site

For those at the school in the 50s and 60s, there are now new photos with the Rose Tinted Spectacles and Happy Days page. Miss Barnett and Miss Hamilton from the prep school, “Minnie” Minck, “Fanny” Whiteside, “Horsey” Shires, Bill Bowie, Percy Campbell, Ironside and McNichol. Also back are “Where are they now?” photos from […]

Comment on plans for the old school building

You may be interested to read Guardian Columnist Kevin McKenna’s view on the plans to turn the old Royal High School building into a hotel – “What threatens Edinburgh more than tourism is the recent civic support for a building policy that threatens the very character of its ancient and beloved built heritage. We have […]

A New Play at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

“Lord Dismiss Us” at theSpace @ Surgeons Hall. Former Royal High School pupil, Glenn Chandler, writes and directs the first adaptation of Michael Campbell’s wickedly funny 1967 novel to mark the 50th anniversary of the partial legalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. https://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/event/757812-lord-dismiss-us/