Royal High School – an offer you can’t refuse?

The Royal High School Preservation Trust has bid £1·5 million to purchase the Old Royal High School, exceeding the value currently put on the buildings by the City of Edinburgh Council. The trust says ‘this is a small part of a substantial funding pledge which has been made to the Trust to underwrite the cost of a conservation and conversion that respects the buildings’ original character, historic significance and location to secure their long-term future.’

If this bid is successful, it is proposed that St Mary’s Music School will relocate  in the old Royal High School building

More detail is in their press release (PDF).