Centenary of Craiglockhart War Hospital

Join us for a spectacular light projection on to the original Craiglockhart building to mark the centenary of the opening of the Craiglockhart War Hospital.  

This special collaboration between the University and Double Take Projections will showcase a 10 minute projection from 7.30pm for 3 nights from Wednesday 2 November to Friday 4 November 2016.

Start date and time

Wednesday 2 November 2016 7:30 PM

to Friday 4 November 2016 8:00 PM

Event cost


The University’s Craiglockhart Campus has a remarkable and unique place in history.  Originally opened in 1880 as Craiglockhart Hydropathic Establishment, the building was later requisitioned from 1916-1919 as a military hospital for officers suffering from neurasthenia (more commonly known as shell shock).  

This year we commemorate the centenary of the opening of Craiglockhart War Hospital, where the doctors were at the forefront of the treatment of psychological trauma.   Two celebrated soldier-poets, Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, met in the hospital during the summer of 1917, each composing some of the most exceptional poetry of the Great War.  This important medical and poetic legacy has local, national and global significance.

The light projection will run for 3 nights from Wednesday 2nd November.  Please come along to the see the projection from 7.30pm.

Craiglockhart Campus

Edinburgh Napier University
Colinton Road
EH14 1DJ