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Commemoration marks site of historic priory

The site of a former medieval priory on what later became University grounds is to be marked in a ceremony.

A public event will commemorate the significance of the Blackfriars Priory at what is now the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation.

A plaque will be unveiled and two short talks will shed light on the importance of the site in Edinburgh’s history.

Historic dig

Eddie Bailey of Headland Archaeology, who has been carrying out excavations at the site, will outline his impressions of rediscovering the Dominican Priory.

Rev Dr Janet Foggie, Minister of St Andrew's Parish Church and Depute Clerk, Presbytery of Dundee, will discuss the people of Edinburgh Blackfriars.

Booking tickets

A drinks reception will be held afterwards in the ECCI conference room.

The Most Reverend Leo William Cushley, Archbishop and Metropolitan of St Andrews and Edinburgh, will unveil a plaque commemorating the site of the Blackfriars Priory.

The event, from 5.30-7pm on Tuesday 25 October, is free but ticketed. For more information and to book, please click on the link below.

Blackfriars Priory Commemoration