Tag: schools

Auchinraith Primary

This photo of Auchinraith Primary School was shared by Ian Lappin. Does anybody recognise the pupils in the photo. And who’s the teacher? Some teachers at the time of this photo at Auchinraith School were Miss Sinclair, Miss Rose and Miss Drennan. What’s the exact year? Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by […]

End of Auchinraith School

  Blantyre organisations were shocked in the first week of November 1979, to learn that the derelict building formerly the Auchinraith Primary School at the corner of Craig Street and Auchinraith Road, would NOT be turned into a community centre. Springwells Tenants Association and the Boys Brigade had been especially interested in using the school, […]

Blantyre RC High School

  In the late 1970’s the council’s proposed allocation of £2.5m to build a Secondary Roman Catholic High School in Blantyre, was causing some controversy. To understand this, we must remind ourselves first that the Education Act back in 1918, gave the Roman Catholic Church the right to ask councils to construct separate Schools for […]

Miners turn to School Strikes

  During the great miners strike of 1926, some of the striking miners in Blantyre turned their attention to a new tactic. By trying to get their children to strike from going to school! However, the proposed strike of Blantyre School children on Monday 4th October 1926, was later publicly proclaimed by the local miners as being a complete […]

Blantyre Educational roots

The Scottish Reformation resulted in major changes to the organisation and nature of education, with the loss of choir schools and the expansion of parish schools, along with the reform and expansion of the Universities. In the seventeenth century, legislation enforced the creation and funding of schools in every parish, often overseen by presbyteries of […]