The Royal High School Club





A number of books  and pamphlets have been written about the School and its pupils, and the Former Pupils,  including the following:


History of the High School of Edinburgh William D Steven   1849 220 page history from 1519 to 1848.   The author was a former Head Master of Heriots !


The Royal High School Edinburgh James J Trotter, 1911 195 page record from 1128 to 1911 by the then Teacher of German


Roll of Honour  1914-1918  William C A Ross   1920 100 page record of "Our Schoolfellows who gave their lives for their country"


The Royal High School William C A Ross (Deputy Rector)    1934 146 page history from 1503 to 1934.  Presented free to leaving pupils until 1944


The Tounis Scule James B Barclay   1974 152 page update of Ross's 1934 volume with extensive appendices (q.v.)


A History of the Royal High School John Murray (Deputy Rector)   1997 147 page history of the School and Club from 1128 to 1997


The Royal High School Club James B Barclay   1999 33 page pamphlet detailing Club history from 1849 to 1999


The Royal High digital history Tom Bacciarelli / Alastair Allanach 2017 A digital archive, first edition June 2017


            Volume by Walter Scott Dalgleish 1857      No further information at present


            History of RHS FP Rugby Club 1868-1968   An 80 page history by Bob Ironside/Sandy Thorburn

  The RHS FP Rugby Club 1868-2002           An illustrated history by Hugh Mackenzie and friends


            For information about any of these publications, please contact


            Other Publications (which we hope will be featured in future website editions) include;


bulletSchola Regia
bulletAnnual Report
bulletSchool Newsletter
bulletYear books

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