Heriot's Hospital


George Heriot's School

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Heriot's Hospital was financed from the estate of George Heriot, jeweller to King James VI.  It was constructed 'for the teaching and maintenance of the sons of poor burgesses'.

There is a statue of George Heriot holding a model of the hospital on the first balcony of the Scott Monument


George Heriot's school is still on this site, in a prominent position to the south of Edinburgh castle esplanade.

The portrait painter, Sir Henry Raeburn was a pupil at George Heriot's school..



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