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Register House just before completion

By: Steven Robb

Laying the foundation of General Register House, 1774 Two hundred and fifty years ago today, on 27th June 1774, the foundation stone of Register House

Old Edinburgh Reborn: Update Where is the old Scottish Parliament Building hiding? Remarkably there are significant parts of the old Scottish Parliament Building still in

The Lending Library by Isaac Cruikshank (between 1800 and 1811)

Access the new Books and Borrowing Database The Books and Borrowing Database, containing borrowing records covering eighteen different Scottish libraries active in the period between

Great Debate finalists 2024

By: Jo Chapman

National debate for schools The Historical Association recently announced the winner of the Great Debate 2024: Emma Crow from Broxburn Academy, Broxburn, West Lothian. The

Trinity Collegiate Church from Lower Calton by Henry Duguid 1848

By: Jill Harrison, Jean Guild Grant awardee

Last week Jill Harrison was out and about in Edinburgh looking for more pieces of her Trinity Stones jigsaw puzzle and gives us her

The latest issue of the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club The latest edition of ‘The Book’, the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club, Volume

St Giles & Parliament Square

By: Dr Robert Sproul-Cran, Jean Guild Grant awardee

Creating virtual photographs of Edinburgh in the 1700s Introducing ‘Old Edinburgh Reborn’ Photography came to Edinburgh in the early 1840s and the city has been

Images of books and the OEC Bibliography

A rich resource of Edinburgh’s past The Bibliography of Edinburgh History has been updated by the Old Edinburgh Club, forming an extensive collection of nearly

National Portrait Gallery, London
Alison Macdonald

By: Alison Macdonald

12th February 2024 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of George Heriot. His name is well known in Edinburgh for the extraordinary legacy he