Book Launch

On Tuesday 3 December 2019, former pupil Norma Allan launched her new book ‘Box Hats and Blue Stockings’ – a collection of memories and other memorabilia from the era of the Girls’ School. The event took place in Riddle’s Court, off Lawnmarket, and many alumni came to hear about the book, chat with friends and generally enjoy pleasant company on a chilly December afternoon.

James Gillespie’s Trust was delighted to support Norma’s book launch and several Trustees attended (Ann Henderson, chair, on right of Norma). If you would like a copy of the book but were unable to attend the event, please email the Trust at and we will pass on your request.

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