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EPS Premises

68 Great King Street

68 Great King Street  -  EPS Premises

Opening Night

The Edinburgh press reported on the opening of the new EPS premises at 68 Great King Street, by the Lord Provost, on Wednesday 5 October 1955.  The Evening Dispatch said:

The society used to share premises with the Royal Society of Arts, but they decided some time ago that they should have a "place of their ain"

The premises acquired were a former lawyer's office in the New Town of Edinburgh, converted to meet the needs of the society.


Mr W Little, EPS President, took the opportunity to object, in front of the Lord Provost, to refer to the "desecration" of Princes Street Gardens that would result from the building there of a multi-storey car park.

The Lord Provost spoke of EPS, its exhibitions - to promote the art of photography - and the society's earlier photographic surveys of Edinburgh, photographs from the George Square area of the City being held in a large album in the society's archives. 

The Lord Provost  did not respond to MR Little's comment about an underground car park in Princes Street Gardens.  This car park was in fact never built.]

On behalf of EPS, A Dunbar said that the new clubrooms might become the scene of a new Renaissance in Scottish Photography

The above details are taken from Evening Dispatch, 6 October 1955 and The Scotsman,  6 October 1955



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