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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.    It has entered its third active century with the same objectives in mind.    The move from Calton Hill to Barnton in 1968 and the change to comprehensive education in 1973 have not changed the objectives of the Club, who welcome all former pupils to its membership

What's new?

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 2017 Remembrance service took place on November 10th.   Pictures in news pages.

The 2017 Prize-Giving took place on Friday 30th June.    Club President David Williamson presided, and Ken Macintosh MSP delivered the FP address.    Photographs and a report are 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.

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 contact Alastair Allanach

Committee   Current members are:

President - David Williamson

Michael Rutherford

Ian Cowie

Robert Forman

Russell Ogg

Robert Hay

Alastair Allanach

Roland Armes

David Taylor

Past President - Frank Crowe

Hon Treasurer - Zander McIvor

Hon Secretary - David Rutherford


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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