Clan Walker Guest House
The Royal College of Surgeon's in Edinburgh
We are in a superb location, just a
short 10 minute walk from The Royal College of Surgeon's
Accommodation– Guest house
located near the city centre. Bed and Breakfast, b & b accommodation in the
capital of Scotland, situated only around 1 mile from Edinburgh Castle. Our
location is the Newington area on
the South Side of the city and not
far from the busy and famous Royal Mile. Close at hand are numerous attractions,
good restaurants and the Festival theatre, Queens Hall / Kings Hall as well as
the Edinburgh University Pollock Halls of Residence and The Royal Commonwealth
Swimming Pool and the
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. We have great
views of Arthur's Seat and Holyrood Park from the rooms at the front of our house.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, a centre of excellence for surgical education and research traces its origins to 1505 when the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh was formally incorporated as a Craft Guild of Edinburgh, and granted a royal charter in 1506 by King James IV of Scotland. HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, is the current Patron of the College.
At the beginning of the 21st Century, the College has over 17,000 Fellows and Members, only half of whom live in the British Isles. Whatever their location, the Membership is concerned to fulfill the prime purpose of the College. Quite simply this is the maintenance and promotion of the highest standards of surgical practice and surgical training. Until very recently, the College has been concerned almost entirely with the setting of standards and the conduct of examinations designed to ensure that these standards are being maintained. Today the College is increasingly concerned with the provision of surgical education and training in addition to maintaining and enhancing its historic role. Dr Helen Dingwall has published a new History of the College "Famous and Flourishing". The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been in continuous existence as a corporate body since 1505, it may claim to be one of the oldest surgical corporations in the world.
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
0131 527 1600
Bed and Breakfast Accommodation near Royal Surgeons' Hall Museums of Edinburgh
Scotland's largest medical museum houses one of the most significant surgical collections in the world. William Playfair's outstanding Pathology Museum*, the oldest in Britain, contains human anatomical and pathological specimens from the late 18th century. Other objects, images and artworks trace surgery's fascinating history from Roman times to the present including the breakthrough discoveries of antisepsis and anaesthesia, the curious development of false teeth and the chilling Burke and Hare murders. 'Sport, Surgery and the Well Being' highlights the benefits of sports and exercise medicine and gives you the chance to test your skill as a surgeon on the keyhole surgery training unit.