The story of Heriot-Watt

Since our foundation in 1821, we have been outward looking pioneers of education in pursuit of knowledge to benefit the society and the world.

1934

Heriot-Watt became the home of acclaimed novelist Dame Muriel Spark.

2015

Heriot-Watt awarded its third prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize in Further and Higher Education.

2018

Edinburgh Business School opens Panmure House, the former home of the father of economics, Adam Smith.

2021

University celebrates its 200th anniversary.