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Royal High School

S N P C

Scottish National Photography Centre

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 September 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Photographer at work following the SNPC Forum

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 Background

Edinburgh has many collections of photographs.

Photographic exhibitions have been held at the National Portrait Gallery, the National Galleries of Scotland, the Royal Museum of Scotland, the Photographic Exhibition Centre and elsewhere in the City

 Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  The Royal Institution (now the Royal Scottish Academy) as  seen from Princes Street

But, to date, Edinburgh has had no building dedicated to photography.

Rock House

A couple of years ago, Rock House, the studio used by the calotypists, Hill & Adamson from 1843 to 1847, and several other photographers in later years, was offered for sale.

  Rock House in the 1870s

Consideration was given to purchasing the building and converting it into a centre to be dedicated to photography for the Nation.  But it soon became apparent that the building was far to small and inconvenient to accommodate many visitors.

The Royal High School

Within a few months, a far more ambitious project arose.  It was the possible conversion of the Royal High School in Regent Road, beneath Calton Hill,  into a Scottish National Photography Centre. 

This building is a short distance to the east of Rock House, and was one of the buildings photographed by Robert Adamson in the 1840s.

 Engraving in "Old & New Edinburgh"  -  The Royal High School in Regent Road

This project has received widespread support in the press.  The project is  regarded by heritage groups and others as providing a very appropriate use for a building that has been hardly used since the Royal High School moved out to larger premises at Barnton in the western suburbs of Edinburgh in the 1960s.

In the late 1990s the Royal High School was considered as a possible home for the new Scottish Parliament;  but the Parliament chose instead to move to a purpose built home near Holyrood.

Feasibility Study

A company, SNPC Ltd has been established, and has been set up.  It has established an action committee under the chairmanship of Michael Shea, the Queen's former press secretary.

An anonymous donation has been received, and is to be used to fund a feasibility study.  SNPC has produced a brochure giving the latest news of the project [at Nov 2002] .

The committee is continuing to consult interested parties and to ensure that their project is inclusive, following the Public Meeting in November 2003 at which no aspects of photography were ruled out.

It is hoped that the centre will be able to house the National Portrait Gallery's collection of 27,000 images and other photographic collections, and that it will be able to attract visitors, hold exhibitions, carry out conservation and to provide facilities for researchers and working photographers.

Forum at the Royal High School

The Scottish National Photographic Centre Action Committee hosted an open day in the Royal High School on Saturday 23 December 02, to explain their proposals and demonstrate the facilities available at the site.  The day was well attended with over 100 delegates and messages of support from others.

Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -   The Royal High School  -  Gallery Looking south       Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Gallery looking north

All buildings on the site could be made available for this project.  The cost of restoration might amount to 25m.

 Photograph by Peter Stubbs -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School          Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Tour of the Site        Photograph by Peter Stubbs  -  Edinburgh  -  23 November 2002  -  The Royal High School  -  Photographer at work following the SNPC Forum

 

 

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EdinPhoto - Home Page  Please send me an e-mail ...  with your questions, comments, suggestions or news.   At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.     At any time, you can search for a word  -  perhaps a photographer's name or a photographic topic.  The search will produce a list of pages on the EdinPhoto web site where this word appears.  

Photographs and Other Images  -  These include portraits of photographers  -  photographic outings -  Princes Street views  -  Newhaven Fishwives  -  etc.  Early Photography in Edinburgh  -  Talbot, Brewster, Hill & Adamson, Early Professional Photographers in Princes Street, etc.  Professional Photographers in Edinburgh  -  1840 to 1940  -  Their names, dates of business and studio addresses.  The Photographic Society of Scotland  -  1856 to 1873  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, etc.  The History of Edinburgh Photographic Society  -  1861 to date  -  Lectures, Exhibitions, Outings, Poems, etc.  EPS Publications - EPS Handwritten Records  -  Photographic Journals  -  Trade Directories  -  Books  -  etc.  Thanks to all who have encouraged and supported me in creating the EdinPhoto web site  -  including descendants of photographers  -  researchers  -  providers of photographs and other material  Background notes on the research thal led up to the creation of this site  -   together with lists of new material added to the site since its launch.  Brief comments on how this site might be used  -  Just browsing?  -  Seeking specific information?  Please add your questions, suggestions or other comments to the Guest Book.  Links to other web sites  -  Photographic Societies  -  Photographic History  -  Family History  -  etc.  Click here to find the link to the Edinburgh Photogrpahic Society web site.

 

A selection of my photographs, many from Edinburgh throughout the year.   Also photos from Scotland, London, Iceland, Italy, Hong Kong and elsewhere     Many old maps of Edinburgh (Old Town, New Town, while City), Leith and Newhaven.  Includes several old transport maps and a comparison of old maps with recent aerial photos.   Old engravings, mailly of Edinburgh scenes.  Some from the 1820s, some from the 1890s,  some others - includes many hand-coloured examples from the 1820s.   News from Edinburgh today  -  Events, Collections, Buildings and Gardens, Transport   This site includes     1. Post card portraits taken in studios in Edinburgh:    2. Post card views either takeen/published by Ediburgh photographers or views of Edinburgh, or both.y Edinburgh    Views of Edinburgh, grouped into three sections:     1. Street views:    2. Buildings:    3. Around Edinburgh   Views of transport around Edinburgh  -  Horse drawn trams and buses, cable cars, electric trams, buses and a few railway photos.  Also several maps of Edinburgh's bus and tram routes.   Links to pages with Photos of Groups   Frequently Asked Questions

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