Edinburgh Royal Mile paintings and fine art prints from Highet Fine Art

Prints and Paintings of The Royal Mile Edinburgh

Now, for the first time, an opportunity is available to allow an insight into the magic that makes the Royal Mile in Edinburgh Old Town so enthralling!

For the first time, a panoramic painting of the most significant section of Edinburgh's Royal Mile, produced in extraordinary detail, allows an incredibly close look at the wonderful historic elements which make up the Royal Mile.


"A CAPITAL VIEW-The Art of Edinburgh"

My Royal Mile work features in a book entitled "A Captial View" - THE ART of EDINBURGH, one hundred artworks from the City Collection. In this publication, the author, Alyssa Jean Popiel, shows a variety of work dating from 1700 to the present day including such esteemed artists as Sir Henry Raeburn, Alexander Nasmyth, F.C.B Cadell, Anne Redpath and John Bellany. As she states "a magnificent celebration of one of the world's most beautiful cities".

It is a great privilege to have been invited to join these elite artists in this remarkable collection.

"A New look at the Old Town" -Exhibition of Original Paintings

at The Scottish Story Telling Centre, 43-45 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
20th January to 25th February 2012   10 a.m. - 6p.m.

A rare opportunity to see the remarkable original paintings of the north facing facades
of the historic Royal Mile. Rarely exhibited, the panoramic painting shows the fine detail
with which Bill Highet captured the world famous vista.

William Highet Exhibition of paintings of Royal Mile Edinburgh - copyright EDINBURGH-PHOTOS. COM

Fine art prints of these paintings can also be purchased from our on-line gallery
- please click here

Signed Giclee Prints offering even more remarkable colour and detail
are now available.

Giclee printing is a modern seven colour process which uses Archival quality Ultrachrome pigment inks, and is ideally suited to the production of fine art prints of the highest quality
and detail. Printing is done on pH neutral heavyweight art paper to ensure archival quality.
The process produces accurate fully saturated colours and represents the ultimate in
fine art print quality.

The extent chosen by the artist, William Highet, is the north facing facade of the ancient Royal Burgh of Edinburgh (1130 AD), and his paintings include St Giles Cathedral, Parliament Square - the site of the original Scottish Parliament, the High Street, Lawnmarket and Castlehill.

The original panoramic painting in colour and to scale is some 30 feet long and was completed by William Highet after two and a half years of painstaking work.

This painting of the Royal Mile has now been reproduced as a series of beautiful fine art prints. These fine art prints of historic Edinburgh will fascinate those who are interested in Edinburgh and its historic Old Town, with its prominent landmarks and tourist attractions, and by those who are excited by the diversity of Scottish architecture throughout history.

Such is the quality and the historical and architectural importance of this painting centred on the Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site, that a series of prints from the original painting has been taken into the archives of The Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland to be held there for posterity.

Following an exhibition of the painting by William Highet, held in the Museum of Edinburgh on the Royal Mile during the Edinburgh International Festival, the original painting is to be held by the City Art Centre Gallery.

To learn more about these fine art prints which have evoked much public interest and favourable comment, we have created this website, so that you may find more information about the intriguing "most famous street in the world" and allow you to purchase these prints from our online gallery.

A fantastic addition to the paintings of the Royal Mile is a panoramic view taken from the summit of Edinburgh's Calton Hill covering an almost 180° sweep over Edinburgh's Old Town from the Cannongate Kirk to the Palace of Holyrood House and beyond. It includes Salibury Crags and in the background Arthurs Seat within the famous Queens Park.

This painting from high above the Old Town shows in great detail many historic features of Edinburgh's World Heritage Site together with a variety of fascinating historic buildings contrasting with fine examples of contemporary architecture, e.g. the Scottish Parliament, Dynamic Earth, the new headquarters of The Scotsman newspaper, and the Queens Gallery adjoining the Palace.

The original painting in acrylic is 1500mm x 600 mm and was painted over a period of six months, completed at the end of October 2008.

Signed print of Holyrood, the Scottish Parliament and Edinburgh Old Town from Calton Hill
Signed Giclee prints can be bought on line from this website in two sizes:

610 x 250mm - Price £35 plus postage and packing (view and buy this print), and
970 x 340mm - Price £75 plus postage and packing (view and buy this print)        

To visit our on-line gallery and buy fine art prints of the Royal Mile Edinburgh,
please click here

We hope you enjoy this website!

Information about current and recent exhibitions of William Highet's work

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