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Edinburgh’s long established club and accommodation provider, the Royal Over-Seas League (ROSL), will close on the 31 January for refurbishment.

The building, located at 100 Princes Street, requires significant upgrading and the ROSL is now considering its future, following advice from independent building specialists.

As an Edinburgh fixture since 1930, the ROSL will continue its strong participation in the city’s arts, culture and hospitality scene by moving its entire operation to the Royal Scots Club, located at 29-31 Abercromby Place, for the foreseeable future. 

Diana Owen, Director General of ROSL, comments: “The Royal Over-Seas League plays an important role at the heart of Edinburgh’s cultural scene and this will be safeguarded while we review the future of our listed building.  The partnership with the Royal Scots Club will enable us to provide home-away-from-home clubhouse facilities for members who visit or live in Edinburgh.

“Our active ROSL Edinburgh Committee will continue its great work in organising a wide range of community events for Scottish members including; monthly coffee mornings, monthly Arts Lunches, and celebratory dinners marking key dates in the Scottish calendar. We are pleased that these will be hosted by the Branch at the Royal Scots Club.”

The Royal Over-Seas League is a self-funded organisation dedicated to championing international and multi-racial fellowship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. A non-profit private members’ club with a Royal Charter, it has been bringing like-minded people together since its launch in 1910.  ROSL has 16,000 members worldwide and another clubhouse in central London with social, cultural and humanitarian activities taking place around the world.  

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For more information contact:Angela Casey / Alie Simpson
Pagoda Porter Novelli
0131 556 0770
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