GB 224 ED/BU1
- 1882 - 1997 (Creation)
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Extent and medium
0.25 linear metres; 58 volumes; 4 photographs; 1 paper
Name of creator
Buchanan Primary School has been in operation since 1860 and continued until 2018 when it was temporarily closed due to the last pupils on the small school roll transferring to nearby Drymen Primary. In April 1912, new buildings were opened across from the original schoolhouse as the school became a “Higher Grade School” where additional space allowed for more practical activities to be taught. This building became the modern Primary School, with extensions in 1965 and 1995, and the original schoolhouse was converted into holiday accommodation.
The records of Buchanan Primary School were donated to Stirling Archives by the school on 20th September 2011 with the exception of ED/BU1/6 which was most likely transferred to the Central Regional Council Archives by Stirling County Council after the local government reorganisation of 1975. An additional deposit was gifted to us by Drymen Primary School in December 2018.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Buchanan Primary School
Content and structure area
Scope and content
Consists of daily registers – Primary School, 1974 – 1997; daily registers – Nursery, 1974 – 1997; summary registers, 1986 – 1987; register of absences of teachers, 1976 – 1991; register of teachers’ appointments and resignations, 1982 – 1991; photographs, 1938 – c.1970; log books, 1914 – 1991; admission and withdrawal registers, 1882 – 1997; public notices, 1912
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 224 practices.
System of arrangement
The arrangement of this material reflects the order in which it has been used and received.
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Stirling Council Archives abides by the provisions of Data Protection and Freedom of Information legislation as it applies to public bodies in Scotland, therefore, access to some material may be restricted.
Conditions governing reproduction
Application for permission to quote and to publish images must be sent to the Council Archivist.
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Name access points
- Buchanan Primary School (Subject)
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Rules and/or conventions used
ISAD(G), 2nd ed. International Council on Archives
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Dates of creation revision deletion
Created 23 May 2016; updated 19 Dec 2018.
Created by Neil Dickson, Assistant Archivist. Altered by Emma Boyd, Trainee Archivist.