Paxton House video tour

Edinburgh College film students have created a video for Paxton House to introduce visitors to the popular tourist destination when they take the guided tour.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 21 February, 2018, 10:37
Edinburgh College Broadcast Media lecturer Jim Mason; Edinburgh College Broadcast Media curriculum manager Marjory Crooks; Edinburgh College student Vicente Noviello; John Home Robertson

The video includes interviews with its last laird, former MP and MSP John Home Robertson. It also includes old photos showing the history of the house.

Over several months, three HND students – Katrina Farrell, Gav Young and Vicente Noviello – worked on the project under the direction of Marjory Crooks, curriculum manager for broadcast media at Edinburgh College.

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They interviewed Mr Home Robertson, whose family owned Paxton House until 1988. They also interviewed his wife Catherine and sister Georgina.

Marjory said: “This was a unique project for our students. Their collaboration with the Paxton House Trust allowed them to learn about working with clients in a commercial environment.”