Royal High School Preservation Trust to be leased the former Royal High School

The Royal High School Preservation Trust is to be leased the former Royal High School building, set in heart of the city’s World Heritage Site on Regent Road, following remarketing of the property.

Councillors on the Finance and Resources Committee approved the RHSPT’s proposal for a long lease of the Council's property at their meeting today (7 October).

Councillor Rob Munn, Finance and Resources Convener, said:

It’s great news that this iconic building, set in the heart of our World Heritage Site, will now be restored and put to good use again, making it accessible for many generations to come.

I’m delighted committee approved this proposal today as I’m confident it meets our criteria as the RHSPT will ensure a sustainable long term future for the former school while at the same time committing to the high architecture standards required for future restoration of the building to make sure it is in-keeping with our World Heritage Site.

Councillor Joan Griffiths, Finance and Resources Vice-Convener, said:

This is great news for people in Edinburgh as when we finalise the lease, we’ll explore partnership opportunities with the RHSPT so we can share knowledge and open up opportunities for our pupils as well as other musicians, choirs and orchestras from throughout the city to make good use of this much loved building and the world class facilities the trust is planning to provide.



Published: October 7th 2021