Royal High School



Royal High School building back on the market

The former Royal High School on Calton Hill is to return to the open market after the City of Edinburgh Council cancelled a long-term legal agreement to redevelop the A-listed building.

Published 22 January 2021

Developer to return with 'more modest' proposal for Royal High School building

The developers behind rejected plans for the conversion of Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a hotel are to bring forward fresh proposals for the site.

Published 17 November 2020

Royal High School hotel plan knocked back by Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has refused planning permission and listed building consent for the conversion of Edinburgh's former Royal High School into a hotel following a public inquiry.

Published 27 October 2020

Public inquiry underway into Royal High School planning appeal

A six-week public inquiry which will determine the future of Edinburgh’s Royal High School is to begin today.

Published 18 September 2018

Former Trump adviser joins Royal High hotel legal team

Developers behind the bid to turn Edinburgh's Old Royal High School into a hotel have enlisted a former advisor to Donald Trump as an appeal was lodged against the decision to deny them planning permission.

Published 10 November 2017

Royal High School hotel decision to be appealed for second time

Developers behind plans to turn the former Royal High School in Edinburgh into a hotel are to appeal against last month’s refusal of their latest plans.

Published 12 September 2017

Royal High School hotel plan unanimously rejected

Developers have vowed to carry on their plans to turn the former Royal High School into a luxury hotel after the proposal was unanimously rejected by the City of Edinburgh Council yesterday following a six hour hearing.

Published 1 September 2017

Old Royal High School hotel plan recommended for refusal

Revised plans to turn the Old Royal High School building into a luxury hotel have been recommended refusal by City of Edinburgh Council planning officials.

Published 25 August 2017

Revised designs submitted for Royal High School hotel bid

Developers behind proposals to turn Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a luxury hotel unveiled a scaled-back vision for the site.

Published 22 February 2017

Royal High School hotel plans scaled back

Developers behind a project to transform Edinburgh’s historic Royal High School into a luxury hotel have revised their plans in an attempt to gain council approval.

Published 13 September 2016

Music school plan for Royal High School gains full council approval

The fate of Edinburgh’s Old Royal High School has moved a step closer to being decided after the City of Edinburgh Council unanimously approved plans to transform the building into a music school.

Published 18 August 2016

Planning report backs music school bid for Royal High School

Plans to transform Edinburgh’s former Royal High School into a new music school and concert venue have been recommended for approval.

Published 11 August 2016