Category: Blantyre Schools

Auchinraith Special School, Part 1 of 2

I recently asked readers about Auchinraith Special School but having only got limited response, I have decided to do my own more detailed research. The first of 2 parts here…. First discussed in 1927, at that time Auchinraith House was a derelict mansion house, surrounded by open sewage. The Education Committee intended to buy the grounds and […]


As P7 pupils this week said goodbye to primary school, many pupils are looking to transition to the “big school” in August. Blantyre man Stephen Welby still has his old blazers from 1970s High Blantyre Primary School and 80’s Blantyre High School! Complete with their sewn on logos and his various collected badges! Anybody else […]

Classroom ‘Huts’

“Temporary” school huts. St Joseph’s, Livvies, Blantyre High…..any other schools? I use the term “Temporary” very loosely…….what’s your memories of spillover, modular classroom “huts”? On social media, the following comments were provided by readers: Margaret Stewart Calder st high school had these huts in the 60/70s. They were situated across from the school, where the […]