Contributeur: Elizabeth Baird, RLS Club Edinburgh, Lothian

The RLS Club met at a hotel in Edinburgh which was formerly the home of the great lighthouse builder Robert Stevenson, RLS’ grandfather. Members enjoyed a talk on the 8 years which Stevenson spent as a student, eventually abandoning engineering for law.  By studiously avoiding lectures and pursuing his colourful interests elsewhere he laid the foundations for a wide a varied literary career.

Former home of Robert Stevenson

Commemorative plaque

RLS the student aged 21

The RLS Club under the watchful eye of Robert Stevenson (picture at the back of the room)