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The Royal High School  Club  was founded in 1849 with the objective of maintaining the history and standards of the principal school of Edinburgh.   Welcome to the Club website - we hope you enjoy its features.

A New President

April saw the installation of a new President.     Ian Cowie, committee member for several years, took over from David Williamson, and one of his first duties was to chair the Prize Giving.

A Royal Preview for Two   This event was the re-enactment of an Evening News article of 24th April 1968 when two 7th form Preparatory pupils were shown the school to which they would be moving the following term.    The two pupils, along with a number of contemporaries, and two current 7th form pupils from a feeder school, re-enacted the Evening news article.  Photos will soon be available in the news pages.

The 2018 London dinner on Friday 16th March at the RAF Club was a resounding success, Tom Bacciarelli, recently retired 25 year head of English at the school, and famous for Rugby coaching and big stage show productions forming a great onstage duo with new young Club President Paul Fleming.    The London site has a wide range of photographs

The 2018 Edinburgh dinner on Friday 23rd March at the Principal Hotel featured Ann Budge, owner and CEO of Hearts FC as main speaker.   Photos available in the news pages.

The 50th Anniversary of the Barnton Campus establishment is being held in 2018.   Click on the image shown below to reveal the flyer which explains the events being held.   Also shown are 2 of the 7 popup displays, (one per decade at Barnton), plus a timeline.


A new School History has been created in digital format for the first time.   They were distributed to School Leavers for the first time at the Prize-Giving on Friday 30th June 2017.     For further information please contact Alastair Allanach

Committee   Current members are:

President - Ian Cowie

Michael Rutherford

Russell Ogg


Robert Hay

David Taylor

Roland Armes

Past President - David Williamson

Hon Treasurer - Zander McIvor

Hon Secretary - David Rutherford

Hon President - Robert Forman

For pen pictures of the committee, please click here


2014 Prize Giving platform party.  Rector Jane Frith is joined by Fraser Doherty, School Captain Robert Bough, RHS Club Committee members and other platform guests   Full report here


Were you in the pipe band?... this photo could be of interest to you


The RHSFP RFC Rugby history is now available.   This photo shows Pringle Fisher captaining Scotland in 1967


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