CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
TitleAberdeen Free Church Training College
Extent12 volumes and 3 photographs
Creator NameAberdeen Free Church Training College
Administrative HistoryHISTORY

The Free Church College and Practising School was situated on the site of the 1828 monitorial school on Charlotte Street. In terms of ethos and curriculum it was modelled on its Church of Scotland counterpart. In 1904 expansion led to a new practising school on John Street, and this site would be retained as a Demonstration school until 1970. When the Aberdeen Provinicial Committee (established in 1905) replaced the 'Committee of Management' in both church colleges, the decision was taken to build around the Free Church properties as the site for the new 'training college'.


Principal/Rector -

Alexander Ramage (1875-1889)
John Adams (1890-1898)
George Smith (1899-1907)
DescriptionThere are very detailed student records including Enrolment Registers, Attendance Registers and Records of Assessment. There are also some class/staff photographs.
Access StatusOpen
Related MaterialSchool Log book, Free East Church School, St Andrew Street 1863-1874. (MS 3812)

Published material relating to the College are held in Special Libraries & Archives Local Collection (open access):

Normal Echoes 1(1)-3(5), 1901-03 (1 volume)

Normal Echoes, New Series 1(1)-1(9), 1904-07 (1 volume)

Normal Echoes Special Issue, 1916: In Memoriam Charles McGregor (Aberdeen, 1916)
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