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.
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 […]
Jock Dewar (aka ‘the man who has been to every Edinburgh Festival’) has given an interesting interview to the BBC about his visits to the Edinburgh International Festival over the last 70 years. I have to say that Jock does look well in the picture that accompanies the article. Link to the story on BBC […]
As the Duke of Edinburgh will be performing his final official engagement today, it seems a good time to recall the Royal Visit to the school back on 4th July 1958. Here are some photos from Schola Regia and the newspapers.
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 […]
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 […]
“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/
All Edinburgh Royal High School former pupils are invited to join me at Flight Club in Shoreditch on Monday 17th July. Starting @ 6.30pm for 7.00pm; running through until circa. 9.00pm. I’ll will buy you a drink (depending on there being enough funds in the kitty) and challenge you to a game of darts (latter […]