Robert Gordons College ( Auld Hoose ) pano,dusk in Aberdeen city centre,Scotland,UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:7870 x 3189 px | 66.6 x 27 cm | 26.2 x 10.6 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:18 August 2016
Robert Gordon's College is a private co-educational day school in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland. The school caters for pupils from Nursery through to S6. It originally opened in 1750 as the result of a bequest by Robert Gordon, an Aberdeen merchant who made his fortune from trading with Baltic ports, and was known at foundation as Robert Gordon's Hospital. This was 19 years after Gordon had died and left his estate in a 'Deed of Mortification' to fund the foundation of the Hospital. The fine William Adam-designed building was in fact completed in 1732, but lay empty until 1745 until Gordon's foundation had sufficient funds to complete the interior. During the Jacobite rising, in 1746 the buildings were commandeered by Hanoverian troops and named Fort Cumberland.