Fonds ED/BU1 - Buchanan Primary School records

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Reference code

GB 224 ED/BU1


Buchanan Primary School records


  • 1882 - 1997 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

0.25 linear metres; 58 volumes; 4 photographs; 1 paper

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Name of creator

(c. 1860 -)

Administrative history

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.

Archival history

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.

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Buchanan Primary School

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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

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This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 224 practices.


None expected.

System of arrangement

The arrangement of this material reflects the order in which it has been used and received.

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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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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.




Archivist's note

Created by Neil Dickson, Assistant Archivist. Altered by Emma Boyd, Trainee Archivist.

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