The Archive website contains over 400 images, and the digital history contains at least 200 more unique items, and many images are awaiting display, so this topic should be well-filled. In addition, we have been busy recording a number of videos in the past few years, and this site is better placed than its predecessor to display these items. There is an extensive set of photo galleries in the archive site, and while they will be migrated to this site in due course, they can still be viewed here.

As a taster, click here to see one of the 2 minute video clips extracted from a full length interview of Matt MacIver being interviewed by Tom Bacciarelli in 2017. Matt talks about the significance of the extra-curricular activities which took place during his tenure as Rector (1989-1998).

We are publishing a couple of Galleries to be going on with, including the 2019 Annual Dinner, but will start with the visit of HRH Duke of Kent on Jan 19th 2020, when he met many School representatives, toured a variety of exhibits in the School Hall, unveiled a memorial plaque, and surprised the Rector and dignitaries by insisting on delivering a short but splendid personal address, thanking the pupils for his visit. The event, which was a delayed part of the Barnton 50th anniversary celebrations in 2018, was enabled by Val Tudball MBE DL, 2007 RHS Club President, to whom many thanks.


The 2019 RHS Club annual dinner

The last event held by the Edinburgh branch of the RHS Club was the Annual Dinner, held on Friday 22 March 2019 in the ‘Roxburghe Hotel’ (that’s what we all know it as). The turnout was much lower than in previous years, but the hotel allowed the event to go ahead, using just half of the available ballroom space. The principal speaker was Professor Peter Hayes, Head of the Division of Health Sciences at Edinburgh University. We once again welcomed the Senior and Nation captains, and many teachers and other school staff. The school fiddle ensemble, conducted by June Nelson, once again made a welcome appearance.

A good night was enjoyed by all.