Loyd Grossman, internationally renowned heritage figure, will be delivering the World Heritage Day lecture for 2021. Loyd will discuss the heritage dilemma faced by Edinburgh, where the cost of conserving the heritage rich environment is rising, while revenue from tourism has dropped dramatically.Drawing on examples from Paris, London and Venice, Loyd will look at the […]
Situated on the west side of the quadrangle facing the Vennel, the school dining room or refectory contained half a dozen highly polished tables set out in two rows flanked on either side by wooden forms. A massive stone fireplace stood at either end of the hall and gilt-framed portraits of the famous men who […]
The photograph shows the foundation stone which is situated on the north west corner of the school. The stone was laid during a special ceremony on the first of July 1628. “Jinglin’ Geordie’s Legacy”. A history of George Heriot’s Hospital and School.
The panel shows the pupils being taught by the teacher in the classroom.
The panel shows the pupils with two of the school guardians.
The second panel shows Charity on the left. A widow and her children stand on the right hand side of the altar.
The photograph shows one of the four panels above the main entrance to Heriot’s. The scene depicts George Heriot the goldsmith working in his forge. The photograph appears in “Jinglin’ Geordie’s Legacy” by Brian R W Lockhart.
Jan Bondeson has written an article on Saltcoats Castle for the “East Lothian Courier”. https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/19121835.forgotten-saltcoats-castle-connection-scotlands-last-wild-boar/
The illustration by R P Phillimore shows the Vennel. It’s possible that when Bobby first appeared, he may have managed to get into Heriot’s school grounds via the Vennel.
The illustration shows a bass drummer in Heriot’s school band during the 1860s. The bandsmen wore a yellow band around their peaked pillbox caps dark blue jackets, white waistcoats and grey trousers.