School at the Castle
Percy George Kearns, was born in 1893. He was the son of a
Sgt Major in the Royal Artillery who was transferred to the Garrison
Artillery at the Castle about 1900.
At the time my father would have been about 7
years of age. He always told us that he
went to school in Edinburgh Castle. His
sister always said that Percy & Bill (my father and his brother) went to
school at the top of the Castle and she went to school at the bottom.
Dad attended that
school there for 7 years. He was also a choir boy
at St Giles church in the High Street at that time."
Return Visit to Edinburgh
"On his only trip to
the UK after his time there in WWII we took a trip to Edinburgh and
visited the Castle. Very near to where the Museum (I believe) is, there
was door to the upstairs floor. Dad said that was where he went to school.
one of the Guardians if it would be possible to go upstairs, and why. They
had a little argument over the fact that there was never a school up
there, but the fellow was considerably younger than my Dad."