The History of George Watson's College

The History of George Watson's College

Published on 20 November 2013

The George Watson's Hospital in Archibald PlaceGeorge Watson’s College, along with several other Schools in Edinburgh, features in Edinburgh City Library's latest Our Town StoryEdinburgh’s Orphan Hospitals & Schools. 

Our Town Stories is a free interactive website that brings together Edinburgh City Library’s amazing collection of old maps and images and uses them to tell stories of the city’s places, people and life in times gone-by.

The George Watson’s section of the story includes other images including a painting of George Watson himself, a past headmaster and the Boys' College building in Archibald Place.

This site has a wealth of material to interest old and young who love Edinburgh. It also has a fantastic range of Then & Now images that allow you to slowly change from a modern scene to see what it was like in the past!