Anniesland College

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Anniesland College
Type College of Further Education
Established 1964
Principal Linda McTavish
Location Glasgow, Scotland
Campus Glasgow
Colours Pink, silver and white

Anniesland College was a small, local further education college in Glasgow, Scotland, established in 1964.

The college had 7 schools, offering a range of courses and levels of study, full-time, part-time or flexibly. This new building is at Hatfield Drive, with a -3 storey classroom block, 2 storey workshops, a multimedia library and nursery. Anniesland College offered many outreach courses in community centres and schools, and had links with other colleges, universities and local industry including shipbuilding.

Notable students[edit]

Kenny Dalglish, the Scottish international football player was briefly a student, as an apprentice joiner, in the 1970s.

Alex Kapranos (Huntley) was a part-time lecturer in IT for a couple of years until June 2003, when Franz Ferdinand, the Glasgow indie rock band, of which he was lead singer/guitarist, signed a recording contract with Domino Records.


On 17 November 2011 Cardonald College announced it had entered merger talks with Anniesland College[1] and on 28 March 2012 it was announced by Cardonald College principal, Susan Walsh, that a merger with Cardonald College, Anniesland College and Langside College was "highly likely."[2]

On 30 July 2012 the colleges agreed to push ahead with merger plans and named The Guardian reporter and Cardonald College journalism lecturer, Kirsty Scott, the Merger Communications Manager. [3]

On 28 August 2012 a formal consultation was launched and ran until 16 November 2012.[4]

On 14 December 2012 Cardonald College principal Susan Walsh was appointed principal of the new college. [5]

On 1 August 2013, Anniesland College, along with Cardonald College and Langside College, were absorbed to form Glasgow Clyde College. As a result of the merger, Anniesland College became Glasgow Clyde College Anniesland Campus.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Exclusive: Cardonald College opens merger talks with Anniesland College « The Cardonald Courier". 2011-11-17. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  2. ^ "Langside College enters Cardonald merger talks as principal names the date « The Cardonald Courier". 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  3. ^ "More Glasgow colleges merge". Local News Glasgow. 2012-08-01. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  4. ^ Victoria Weldon (2012-08-28). "Views on colleges merger wanted". Herald Scotland. Retrieved 2012-09-17. 
  5. ^ Blane, Douglas (14 December 2012). "Principal appointed for new super college". The Cardonald Courier. Retrieved 20 December 2012. 

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Coordinates: 55°53′10″N 4°19′12″W / 55.88605°N 4.32003°W / 55.88605; -4.32003