CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3179/13/12
Alt Ref No8
TitleDunfermline College of Physical Education
Date1952 - 1956
Extent1 box
Administrative HistoryDuring the Second World War, Dunfermline College of Physical Education was relocated from Fife to Aberdeen. It was situated at Woolmanhill, in the city centre, close to Aberdeen Provincial Centre for the Training of Teachers and to Marischal College, both of whose staff contributed to training provision for its students.

After the war, plans were proposed to transfer the College to a new site at Seaton, on the north of the City, close to Old Aberdeen and the University's King's College. Although land was purchased, building works never commenced. As the College provided training for students across Scotland, it was decided that a permanent location in central Scotland would be more appropriate. A suitable site was found at Cramond, north of Edinburgh, and the new College buildings were opened by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, on 7 June 1966.

Whilst in Aberdeen, the college was known as 'Woolmanhill Emergency Training Centre'. Mary Esslemont served on its Management, Finance, and Residence Committees, as 'Woman Medical Officer' nominated by the Scottish Education Department.
DescriptionMinutes, 1952 - 1958; Jubilee celebration programme and lunch menu, 1955; commemorative brochure marking the opening of Dunfermline College of Education at Cramond, Edinburgh, 1966.
AppraisalStray minutes of the Scottish Council for the Training of Teachers, 1959 - 1961, were disposed of. A full set of the bound minutes of the Scottish Council for the Training of Teachers is held in the University Library.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThe records are available subject to the signed acceptance of the Department's access conditions.
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