Royal High School

Sir Walter Scott was one of the pupils at the Royal High School. 

The school was founded in 1188 as a school for the Abbots of Holyrood. it has been based at 4 different sites.

Since the sixteenth century, the school has been at four different sites. The engravings below show the first three of these.

The school is now at Barnton in the west of Edinburgh.

 

Engravings from Old & New Edinburgh  -  1890

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Old High School

The 1st building

1578

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The High School  -  the second building  -  1820

The 2nd building

1777

Engraving from 'Old & New Edinburgh'  -  The Royal High School

The 3rd building

1829

 

Other Engravings

Modern Athens

1829

Engraving from 'Modern Athens'  -  hand-coloured  -  The Royal High School

Engraving from "Modern Athens  -  hand coloured (another picture)  -  The Royal High School

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal High School in Regent Road

The Royal High School

Regent Road

Published
in Germany

Engraving of the Royal High School  -  Published in Germany

 

Postcards

Around 1920s?

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Library?

Library

   Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Art Classroom?

Art Classroom

   Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Art Classroom?

Art Classroom

 

Scholar's Pass

1859 to 1860

Royal High School  -  Scholar's Pass issued in 1859  -  The front of the Pass

Front

Royal High School  -  Scholar's Pass issued in 1859  -   The back of the Pass

Back

 

Forum of the Scottish National Photography Centre

November 2002

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 September 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Photographer at work following the SNPC Forum

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -   The Royal High School  -  Gallery Looking south                          Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Gallery looking north

 Photograph by Peter Stubbs -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School         Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Tour of the Site        Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Photographer at work following the SNPC Forum

 

Stereo Views

  Stereo view by an unidentified photographer  -  The Royal High School 

View by an unidentified photographer

 

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