Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co

 Royal High School

Regent Road, Edinburgh

Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Art Room

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  St Hilda's School, Liberton  -  Dining Room, Junior House

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Royal High School

The Postcard

This postcard is by Buchanan & Co, Croydon, England, a company that produced many postcards of schools, including several in Edinburgh.

It has not been sent through the post.

Here is another postcard of the Royal High school, published by PA Buchanan:

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Library?

The Royal High School

This picture shows the interior of the Royal High School on Regent Road.

Engraving of the Royal High School  -  Published in Germany



Art Room

The room in the main picture at the top of this page looks to me as if it may be an Art Classroom, but if you know different, please e-mail me

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Art Classroom?


Answer 1

from Phil Wilson

Thank you to Phil Wilson, Aberdeen, who replied a couple of hours after I added the picture to the web site, confirming that the room was indeed the school's Art Room.

Phil sent me a copy of this photograph of the same room taken from the Royal High School's Prospectus, 1925-26.

Postcard by PA Buchanan & Co  -  Royal High School, Edinburgh  -  Is it the Art Classroom?

Please click on the thumbnail image above to enlarge this photograph and read more about it.

with acknowledgement to Phil Wilson:  January 8, 2007

Answer 2

from Brian Gourlay

Thank you to Brian Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire, who responded to the two postcards of the Royal High School that I added recently to the web site:  showing the Library and the Art Room.

Brian remembered the Library well, but added:

"Strangely, I don't recognise the art room. I can only think it was not in the main school, but perhaps on the top floor of the building extension near to road up the Calton Hill above the gymnasium which housed science and maths classes when I was there.

During my time, art classrooms were in Regent Terrace where the school occupied houses Nos, 1, 2 and 4 - with the American Consulate at No. 3.

Brian Gourlay, Biggar, Lanarkshire:  January 15, 2007

Brian:  Yes, the room does, indeed seem to have been used for science.  See answer 1 above.

Peter Stubbs:  January 15, 2007




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