The Reid and Forbes Drawings

The Edinburgh firm, Reid & Forbes, were the architects for the new school. Their drawings are works of art, just 9 large sheets of fine, silky linen, stored in the City Archive. In late 2018 they were checked by Graham Construction for guidance on how to demolish the buildings, in particular the roof and foundations.

The south elevation

The East elevation and section
The ground plan
Section showing boiler house, head teacher’s room, stair case and staff room
Location, including Portobello School on “Niddrie Road”