About Us

About Us

Since 1505, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh has been dedicated to the maintenance and promotion of the highest standards of surgical practice, through its keen interest in education, training and rigorous examination and through its liaison with external medical bodies. Whilst being keenly aware of its antiquity (the College celebrated its quincentenary in 2005), the College prides itself also on its innovation and adaptability. 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 fulfil the prime purpose of the College.

The College is situated in the City Centre, a short distance from the University of Edinburgh, and 10 minutes walk from Princes Street or the Castle. The Playfair Building on Nicolson Street was designed by the Scottish architect William Henry Playfair for the surgeons of the day and opened in 1832.

You can read further information about The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh on our website.

The College Shop is located opposite Reception. The shop has one member of staff, Mrs Marlene McGregor, who will be pleased to handle your purchases/enquiries in person, on the telephone, by mail order, via e-mail or the Internet.

Although we currently stock a wide range of different merchandise, we would be interested in hearing from you if you have any ideas for new items. Please also contact us prior to making your purchase if you are unsure whether we can ship purchases to your destination.