Visit Peebles - The Royal Burgh

School Brae

Leading from Peebles High Street to Tweed Green.

School Brae Leads from the High Street down to Tweed Green (it is accessed from the High Street Via the Archway beneath the Old Townhouse adjacent to the Chamber Institute.

At the foot of School Brae, facing the Tweed stands the former burgh schools which were in use until 1900.

The one to the west, with the three fishes carved on its pediment, was built in 1766 as the English School. The other on the east corner, with the carved St Andrews cross panel, was built in 1812 as the Grammer School ( note the carved 'G' above the side doorway).

As you walk up School Brae, the large building on your left was formerly the Burgh School (1886).


Historical content : taken from the Town Walk