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Princess Royal commemorates veterinary college site


Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, was guest of honour at the new Saint Andrew Square Bus Station in Edinburgh on Thursday October 2 to unveil a plaque to commemorate the now demolished Clyde Street Veterinary College, which was sited there until 1914.

The Clyde Street College was the forerunner of the University of Edinburgh’s Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Her Royal Highness performed the ceremony following a visit to one of the University’s present day Veterinary School sites, at Easter Bush, Midlothian, where she launched a new ultrasound pet scanner at its Small Animal Hospital. At Easter Bush, she was shown a three-dimensional computerised model of the former Clyde Street College, produced by University of Edinburgh architecture students.

The Clyde Street Veterinary College - the first created in Scotland and the second established in the United Kingdom - was founded in 1823.