Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Old Photograph Craibstone School of Rural Domestic Economy Scotland

Old photograph of Craibstone School of Rural Domestic Economy by Bucksburn, five miles North of Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Craibstone House was formerly the home of the Pirie family who owned Stoneywood Paper Mills and it was bought by the North of Scotland College of Agriculture in 1913 and this school was set up around 1920. The School was a training college for women who wanted to work on the land and provided training in household work, cookery, laundry, dairying, poultry and bee keeping and farm accounts. The mansion was totally destroyed by fire in January 1953 but a new college was built and the college continued to use the estate for research and experimental work in relation to grassland and crops. However, by 1968 Rural Domestic Economy was no longer a viable course and the School closed.

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