Special editions of the Bridge have been published, featuring contact and support information. New - find out what services our essential local businesses are able to offer on our Online High Street. Read More Online High Street. The dark February evenings have been brighter than usual for residents of Dunkeld and Birnam. Throughout the month, The Royal School of Dunkeld has been illuminated to mark its th anniversary. Indeed February launched 5 months of celebration for the school and the wider community, which will culminate in a Royal Garden Party on 27th June.
The roots of education run very deep along the banks of the Tay and a church school would certainly have existed in Dunkeld by the end of the 8th century. Bishop George Brown, Chancellor of Dunkeld Cathedral, founded a Grammar School in the early 16th century for the education of choristers. George until much of the Cathedral was destroyed in during the Reformation.
At the same time the school came under the patronage of the Earl of Atholl and his successors and the original Royal Charter still resides in the archives at Blair Castle. After the school was destroyed at the Battle of Dunkeld in pupils were accommodated in a building attached to the east gable of the Cathedral, which still shows the marks. During this century the school moved to a building at the foot of Cathedral Street, remaining there until when it relocated to Culloden House at the Cross.
When this closed in the girls rejoined the boys in the Royal Grammar School. By , pupils from Dunkeld and schools on the other side of the river in Little Dunkeld and Torwood were transferred to the present building, which carries on the proud name and history of The Royal School of Dunkeld. The Royal School of Dunkeld has always been at the heart of the community and the th anniversary provides many opportunities to join in.
Any time from now and throughout the spring, former pupils are invited to schedule school visits for sharing memories with children. The Bridge and Heartland FM will bring you updates on this unique season of celebration in the months to come. Watch this space! Calling all former pupils and teachers of The Royal School of Dunkeld: As we celebrate the school's th anniversary, we are on the hunt for community archives.
Do you have any photographs, cine films, postcards, letters, newspaper clippings especially relating to the school and perhaps the celebrations in ? Were you a star pupil who received a prize book or certificate? We would like to display these and make digital copies of some artefacts, where possible, for future generations.
All items will be treated with care and returned. Read more. The similarities between our sister cities of Asheville and Dunkeld-Birnam go far beyond the geography, the common ancestry and the We will be holding a shorter exhibition in the lower hall at the Duchess Anne, Dunkeld from 20th August My goodness what a time it has been. I think we all realise now that coming out of lockdown is proving a lot harder than going in!
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