About Us

Learn more about us and our venue.

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The College was founded on 29 November 1599 with the grant of a charter from James VI to Peter Lowe, Surgeon, Robert Hamilton, Physician and William Spang, Apothecary.

Our venue has been used as the filming location for many production companies including the BBC, Gate TV Productions, SMG Television, and Blind Side Productions.

Notable features of the building include original John James Burnet stained glass windows, striking Victorian fireplaces, a sweeping mahogany staircase and spectacular chandeliers. Each individually styled room offers character, charm and period features, all beautifully maintained to the highest standards.

Outstanding catering for all types of events

Fresh and local produce expertly prepared for you

Our catering team pride themselves on providing exceptional fine-dining experiences.

We will tailor your event to your exact requirements, to ensure it’s something truly special. From your initial consultation, we will work closely with you to create an unforgettable occasion.

We can cater for events from 10 to 200 people, from formal dinners to intimate private dining and hot and cold buffets. Everyone who dines at the College can expect exceptional food, first-class service and a very warm welcome.

Our venue, your events

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