Tynecastle High School
The Old School
The Old and New School -
Copyright: Peter Stubbs
Photograph taken June 15, 2010
Tynecastle Secondary School
The old Tynecastle High School is a
B-listed building. It opened in 1912.
In April 2007, Edinburgh Council
approved the sale of the school and nearby nursery to Heart of
Midlothian Football Club. It was expected that the
school would be demolished to allow new building by the
football club to proceed.
However, in May 2007, a Liberal
Democrats / Scottish National Party coalition took control of
Edinburgh City Council and vowed to oppose any plans to
demolish the old school, a B-listed building.
Edinburgh Council's, in April 2007***
gave approval for a new Tynecastle High School to be built in
McLeod Street in McLeod Street, close to the old school.
The school has now been built.
It opened in January 2010.
But see 'Reply 1' below.
Old School -
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I had based my comments above on reports
that I had read in the Edinburgh Evening News. However,
Donald Wilson, Labour Councillor for Sighthill Gorgie ward
photo is good but the commentary is a bit politically
misleading! The approval for the new school was given by
the previous Labour Administration before the Lib Dem / SNP
coalition came to power. I remember it well because I was one
who fought hard for it for years.
Dems opposed the new school for Tynecastle on at least two
separate occasions at the Full Council. It is ironic
therefore to give the impression that the new school was
anything to do with them. We had to make sure it was in
tablets of stone before they came in so that they could not
' B Listed'
school building was nothing to do with it as this was part of
the new stadium plans, rather than the relocation of the
school which was dependent solely on the relocation of the
Council roads depot.
the B listing on the old school was always clearly understood
to be entirely a matter for Hearts. This would be a
matter for Planning and is not within the gift of the
Donald Wilson, Edinburgh,
Labour Councillor for Sighthill Gorgie: December 17,