Person NameGamrie School Board; 1873-1919; Banffshire
ActivityGamrie School Board covered the area of Gamrie civil parish on the north coast of Banffshire. There were ten schools in Gamrie parish when the School Board was set up: Macduff Public (later Shand Street) School; MacDuff Free Church (later Duff Street) School; MacDuff - Murray’s Institution (later known as Murray’s School); Longmanhill Subscription School; Pitgair Assembly School; Gamrie Public School; Gardenstown Subscription School; Gardenstown Assembly School; Protstonhill Denominational School; and Den of Muick Adventure School. In total there was accommodation for 1,120 pupils, though there were 1,165 on the roll. New schools were set up by the Board in 1876 at Clenterty and Bracoden and Pitgair, Gamrie, Protstonhill and Gardenstown Assembly schools were closed. Gardenstown Infant School was opened in 1910. The Education (Scotland) Act 1872 (35 & 36 Vict., c.62) created school boards in Scotland with a statutory duty to provide education for all children between the ages of 5 and 13. The boards had an elected membership made up of owners and occupiers of property of the value of £4 or over. They were responsible for the building and maintenance of schools, staffing and attendance of pupils. They were overseen by the Scotch Board of Education. The Education (Scotland) Act 1901 (64 Vict. and 1 Edw. VII, c.9) raised the school leaving age to 14. School boards were abolished by the Education (Scotland) Act 1918 (8 & 9 Geo. V, c.48) and replaced by education authorities and school management committees.
Corporate NameGamrie School Board
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