A BOOK celebrating the notable anniversary of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland will launch with notes from stars, including James McAvoy.

The actor will reveal his personal connection to the venue in the book.

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland: Raising the Curtain will contain insights from famous alumni and former staff, as well as never-before-seen photographs.

Filled with personal revelations from James McAvoy, David Tennant, Sam Heughan, Alan Cumming, Richard Madden and more, the collection is set to hit bookstores on December 7.

“It’s a wonderful institution and the training is amazing”, said actor Sam Heughan about his time at the conservatoire. 

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Author Stuart Harris-Logan, Keeper of Archives and Collections at RCS said: “It’s hard to tell from our modern 1980s brick building but the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is one of the oldest schools for the performing arts in the world."

"But this book is so much more than a historical overview; it is a coming together. One can’t tell the story of our national conservatoire without sharing the first-hand experiences of those whose lives it has touched."

Our students and staff, both past and present, are as ever the true stars of the show.”

Glasgow Times:

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, Principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “The story of this place has never been about bricks or mortar, dates or statistics.

"It’s always been about people: staff, students and a wider family of alumni, supporters, partners and friends sharing their ideas, their dedication and their dreams. The RCS proudly reflects its home city of Glasgow in the belief that the arts are for everyone.”

The book will be available in bookstores and on Amazon.