THE former Royal High School in Edinburgh has been put back on the open market.
Say owners, the local authority, here in an announcement, the Thomas Hamilton-designed iconic building is back on the market for “interested parties to submit development proposals in return for a long lease”.
Adds the announcement: “The council’s finance and resources committee agreed in January in a private session that the historic and iconic building on Calton Hill would be remarketed, signifying the start of a new chapter for the site which lies at the heart of Edinburgh’s original World Heritage Site.
“Any proposals need to ensure a sustainable long-term future for the Royal High School, be of the highest architectural quality and take into account the conclusions drawn by the Scottish Ministers following [a] public inquiry.”
The decision to find a buyer follows rejection of a luxury hotel plan, which proved controversial. There was also keen interest from the local, St Mary’s Music School.
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