Today, the building
still houses Edinburgh's Camera Obscura, together and a number of
The Camera Obscura
building is well maintained, but the building next door, on Ramsay Lane,
the former Ragged School of Dr Guthrie from 1848 has become derelict on
its first and second floors.
In December 2004, the owner of the Camera Obscura
announced well-advanced plans for a £1.5 million renovation, proposing to
bring back the derelict Ragged School building into use and also:
- add a new glass observation lift.
- open the top two floors as exhibition