St Andrew's College, Drygrange
|St Andrew's College, Drygrange|
Drygrange Nursing Home (Grange Hall)
|Former name(s)||Drygrange House|
|Founder(s)||Archbishop Gordon Gray (later Cardinal)|
|Heritage designation||Category B-listed building|
|Designated||4 June 1991|
|Architect(s)||John Peddie and Charles Kinnear|
|Deanery||St Cuthbert's Borders|
|Archdiocese||St Andrews and Edinburgh|
Founded by Gordon Gray shortly after he became Archbishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, the college was operated by the archdiocese in a large country house called Drygrange House. The house, standing north of the Leaderfoot Viaduct, included sizeable grounds bordered by the River Leader, a tributary of the River Tweed.
The archdiocese took the decision to close the college with effect from the autumn of 1986. The closure was blamed by then-Archbishop Keith O'Brien, himself a former student of the seminary, on the halving of the number of new Scottish entrants to the priesthood.
The remaining students were transferred to Gillis College, Edinburgh, the new seminary for the archdiocese, and some 2,300 items from the college's library were deposited in the National Library of Scotland.
On another analysis, the new Gillis College was the seminary of St Andrew's, transferred to a new site and renamed.
- Paul K. Bakyenga, Archbishop of Mbarara
- Dennis Canavan, Scottish politician
- Bishop Vincent Logan
- Cardinal Keith O'Brien
- Bishop Stephen Robson
The entrance to the former Drygrange House, in the Scottish Borders (2008).
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