In Edinburgh, The
Royal Institution established the Scottish Academy in 1829. David Octavius Hill
became the Academy's first Secretary in 1830. This post was unpaid
until 1836, but the position enabled him to mix socially with many leading artists.
He continued to hold the position of Secretary to Royal Scottish
Academy until 1869, the year before his death.
DO Hill exhibited about
300 landscapes at the Royal Scottish Academy exhibitions.
Twenty-two of these were exhibited at a Centenary Exhibition displayed
at the Scottish Arts Council Gallery Gallery in Edinburgh in 1970 and at
other galleries around Britain over the following year.
accompanying the 1870 Exhibition]