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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.


The 2019 Annual Dinner will held on Friday 22nd March in the Principal Charlotte Square.    The toast to the Club and School will be offered by Professor Peter Hayes, Head of the Division of Health Sciences, Edinburgh University.    Invitations with a request for tickets will be circulated in the next few weeks.


The 50th Anniversary of the Barnton Campus establishment is being held in 2018.

Aside the 'Royal Preview for two' (see the news pages), other events were:


Procession/Sponsored Walk from Regent Road to Barnton -  photos here, and video here


Gala Dinner at Dynamic Earth, October 5th - photos here, KT singers here.

During the Gala Dinner, John Murray, Ken Thomson (Mr KT) and Anne Richards were expertly filmed by Ian Cowie for the digital history.     Youtube links to the videos are available on request.


Memorial tablets for those FP's who died in World War 2 were unveiled on November 9th.   The tablets were researched, designed and commissioned by a Former Pupil, with funding provided by the Royal High School Club.     Photographs are available in the news pages.


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.    See the news pages for a report and photographs.

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.

A new School History - in digital format for the first time, can be obtained from Alastair Allanach who co-edits the product with Tom Bacciarelli.

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


2018 Royal Preview for Two.   Alan Blyth and Keith MacConnachie are joined by their contemporary classmates and two future first formers


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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