The joy of going behind the Hidden Door - Angus Robertson

It was a real treat to be able to go into the old Royal High School on Calton Hill to explore the Hidden Door festival. For those unaware, Hidden Door finds forgotten urban spaces in which the public can explore and discover incredible music, art, theatre, film, dance, spoken word and more.

Showcasing new and emerging talents, the festival gives new and vibrant life to places unused for many years.For the Royal High, half a century of little use and exposure to the elements required volunteers to spend weeks doing an extensive clean-up to prepare the spaces for Hidden Door 2022.

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Angus Robertson is the MSP for Edinburgh Central and the Cabinet Secretary for the Constitution, External Affairs and Culture

The old Royal High School on Calton Hill is one of the treasures being unlocked as part of the Hidden Door festival. PIC: Creative Commons.