Craigmount School

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Craigmount School was a private school originally for boys, but for most of its history for girls, in Edinburgh. It opened in 1874 and closed in 1966.

History[edit]

Craigmount was founded in Edinburgh in 1874 as a school for boys. In 1884, it was re-opened as a boarding school for girls. During the Second World War and the immediate post-war years (from 1939–52), the school was at Scone Palace, Perthshire. At the end of the summer term, 1952, it moved to Minto in the Borders, leasing Minto House. In 1962, Minto House was purchased for £20,000.[1] In 1966, the school was closed.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Minto House Debacle". Context. Institute of Historic Building Conservation (36). December 1992. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  2. ^ National Library of Scotland Inventory Acc.12271 Craigmount School
  3. ^ The Liberal year book, Volume 18, Page 62, 1922 (Liberal Publication Dept:Great Britain)
  4. ^ Marshall, Francis, Football; the Rugby union game, p321, (1892) (London Paris Melbourne, Cassell and company, limited)
  5. ^ Marshall, Francis, Football; the Rugby union game, p321, (1892) (London Paris Melbourne, Cassell and company, limited)
  6. ^ Marshall, Francis, Football; the Rugby union game, p404-405, (1892) (London Paris Melbourne, Cassell and company, limited)
  7. ^ George Edward Cokayne, Vicary Gibbs, The complete peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom: extant, extinct, or dormant, Volume 13, page 375 Editors: Vicary Gibbs, Baron Thomas Evelyn Scott-Ellis Howard de Walden; (The St. Catherine press, ltd.) 1940

Coordinates: 55°28′40″N 2°40′40.46″W / 55.47778°N 2.6779056°W / 55.47778; -2.6779056