Basil Paterson

Tutorial College

Founded 1929


Basil Paterson Tutorial College is now an English language school that also operates as a sixth form college, teaching pupils in small classes and offering a transition between school and university.

The college celebrates its 80th anniversary this year (2009) and is looking for more information about its history and about its founder.

Below are some brief notes on the college's history.  If you can provide any further information, please email me, then I'll pass your message on to the college.

Thank you.    -  Peter Stubbs:  June 28, 2009

College History

Catriona Elder, Academic Advisor at the College writes:

"The college has been at 66-67 Queen Street since 2005.

Formerly, it was based at Rutland Square, then at Abercrombie Place, sharing premises with  Dugdale's Secretarial College until the two institutions combined.

The college was founded in 1929 by Basil Paterson, a former pupil of George Watson's College.  Basil died in 1967, then  Edward Paterson took over its leadership.  It seems likely that he was a relative of Basil."

Catriona Elder, Basil Paterson Tutorial College, Edinburgh:  June 22, 2009