Collection T-AGR - West of Scotland Agricultural College records

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GB 249 T-AGR

Title

West of Scotland Agricultural College records

Date(s)

  • 1899 - 1949 (Creation)

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0.2 metres

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(1899-1990)

Administrative history

The West of Scotland Agricultural College was established in 1899, on the merger of the Scottish Dairy Institute and the agricultural department of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

In 1900, the College was located in Blythswood Square, Glasgow. In 1927, the estate of Auchincruive, Ayr, belonging to the late John Hannah of Girvan Mains, Girvan, was presented to the College. Initially, the Blythswood site was a major centre for teaching and administration whilst the Auchincruive site was devoted to activities such as farming, poultry husbandry, horticulture and estate forestry. In 1974, the Blythswood Square site was closed.

In 1990, the College became part of the Scottish Agricultural College.

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Minutes of the board of governors and committees; articles of association.

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Open

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  • English

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Minutes and papers of the Board of Governors of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (ref: GB 249 OE/1)

Minutes and papers of the Board of Studies of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (ref: GB 249 OE/2)

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