Planning permission granted

We are delighted to announce that planning permission for the Old College refurbishment project has been officially granted by the Edinburgh City Council planning office.

Enabling works for the project will now begin at the end of January and work on the new Law Library and the refurbishment and restoration of Lecture Theatre 270 (the original octagonal Adam Lecture Theatre) will begin shortly after.

Several Law School staff have moved offices to allow the works to start and the Teaching Administration Offices are now located on the South-West Corner of Old College, by the Talbot Rice Gallery. For more information about these relocations please see the main School website (

A new video has been uploaded showcasing the history of Old College, the refurbishment plans, School vision and alumni interviews reminiscing about their time at the School. Please do watch it on the homepage.