RHS FP Edinburgh Annual Dinner 2024

The Royal Scots Club hosted the RHS Edinburgh FP Club’s 2024 Annual Dinner . Club President Russell Ogg chaired the evening, with the guest speaker being Lee Ann Cockburn (RHS leaving year 1986). Lee was the subject of one of our recent ‘modern’ biographies, and given her occupation as an Edinburgh Police inspector (and part-time […]

Poetry Prize Winner 2024

The London Club sponsors the school’s ‘Prize For An English Poem’ at the  annual prize-giving ceremony. This Year’s Winner is Hannah McLaughlin. Her poem, ‘The Apple Tree” is published here along with winning poems from previous years. The celebration of the Prize Giving and Leavers ceremonies took place on Friday 28th June 2024 and was chaired by […]

A quick review of the plans for the Old Royal High School building

Your correspondent spent a useful hour reading through the planning application for the Old Royal High School building recently published on the City of Edinburgh Council’s web site. For an overview I opened the Design Access Statement (Part 1 of 2) which contains some very clear drawings and some great photographs.

A visit to the Old Royal High School site on the 24th of April 2024.

Your correspondent took a walk along Edinburgh’s Waterloo Place to see what progress has been made with the redevelopment of the Old Royal High School into the National Centre for Music. A plaque by the front gate announces the building as ‘New Parliament House 5&7 Regent Road’.  This name was chosen for a proposed devolved legislature […]

The Royal High School Club in London’s Annual Dinner on the 8th of March 2024

20 attendees assembled in the Function Room of the Davys at St James wine bar in Pall Mall for the 2024 dinner.  A party of 5 had travelled down from Edinburgh by train for the event: Head Teacher Pauline Walker, Depute Head Teacher Jen Menzies, School Captain Melissa Thomson and School Vice-Captains Cameron Allan and […]

The Regent Road RHS building

Two new directors appointed to the RHS Preservation Trust.

 Two new directors have been appointed to the Royal High School Preservation Trust: Grant Mackenzie and Kate Smith.  Both have extensive experience of building restoration projects and it is good to see people with this expertise working on the Old Royal High School. Read the full article in ‘Scottish Construction Now’ from 7th Dec 2023.