James Clark School

1919 to 1972


5 Spittalfield Crescent - on the corner of St Leonard's Street and Bernard Street

August 4 to 9, 2008

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm:  Saturday 10am to 2pm


The Collection

Southside Heritage Group has put together this exhibition of events in the history of James Clark School.  Some of the photos come from the collection of the Living Memories Association.

Other items were bequeathed to the Nelson Hall by the lawyer and historian, Mr Gray, after whom the room  where the exhibition is being held was named.


James Clark's School

The school opened in 1919 and finally closed on June 23, 1972.  It was named after Lieutenant Colonel James Clark CB, KC who commanded the 9th Argyll & Sutherland (Dunbartonshire) Highlanders.

James Clark was Chairman of the Edinburgh School Board when he volunteered for action in 1914 at the age of 55.  He was killed in action in 1915.

James Clark's School  -  2008  -  now converted to housing

The former James Clark's School, beside Holyrood Park - now converted to housing

   Peter Stubbs   peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                  Photo taken January 7, 2008

James Clark's School  Class  -  1966

A school class at James Clerk School, St Leonards, around 1966

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Jean Rae, Southside, Edinburgh


PLEASE NOTE:  The photos above are from the EdinPhoto web site, rather than from the exhibition.