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fransav
anyone please tell me if you could where craig residential school was????thanks
boots
Hi Fransav, sorry I don't have any information for you but could you perhaps tell us are you looking for a residential school in Scotland or in Canada and if you have any idea of the part of the country you think it might be in and the years you are interested in. The more information you can give the easier it is for people to try and help. Believe me, we'll try!
Dexter St. Clair
"Craig" residential school does not spring to mind. Perhaps it was Craigpark, Craigholme, Craig being the suffix of a bigger name.

As boot says more information would be helpful

Was it in Scotland?
When are we talking about?
Was it definitely a residential school or was it a List D or some other residential establishment.
Why were children there? As part of a holiday, or course. Because of emotional reasons, physical health or something?

There's a fairly current list of schools here

Schools catering for special needs
fransav
sorry folks about the non information my fault i went to craig for six weeks in the sixties and it is in scotland i just cant remember were it is but i am sure it was well used by the schools in glasgow think it was more or less a holiday for those that couldnt afford one think the departure point was somewere on high st .just all these years i still have not met anyone who has been there thank you for your help bye for now
Dexter St. Clair
I'm struggling to find one called Craig. Here's one in Rothesay

Ascog

It wasn't thsi one

QUOTE
Every year the school club would spend two weeks at a residential school in Argyle. We stayed in Achnamara and loved every minute of it. The sailing was wonderful and the scenery breathtaking.
Or this one at Garlieston

QUOTE
Mr. Edward Strutt, a step grandson, became owner, and then sold Galloway House to Glasgow Corporation for a residential school which had monthly intakes of primary six and seven children to provide education in the country. The school, which had a succession of excellent head teachers and staff, was run from 1947 to 1976 when educational spending cuts closed all Glasgow's residential schools. Since that time, Galloway House has been a private house, first with an American owner, and now with an Australian owner.
Isobel
I'Msure there was a Graigpark school close to Hoganfield loch.
jimmyd
If you tell us the School you attended at the time ,we may be able to trace it that way.Many church organisation ran places for disadvantaged kids ,from the city .The schools would identfy children in need and refer them on . PM me if you need info
Rabbie
Ah think there was another school near huggy loch was called Mossbank. My granfaither went to it when he was a boi. I remember him telling me of the times he had there. It looked an evil auld manky place to me when I wus a wean, looked worse than Bar L.

It was just alang the same street where the 38 Bus terminus is in Millarston, think there is big private hoosing scheme on the site now.

On the subject of residential schools / summer schools I been to 3 in the 60's, some on more that one occasion.

Wus one in Colintraive

Wus one in Castle Toward

Another private one in Clynder, that was owned by a Mr McLean who had offices in Paisley Rd West.

Will prolly get aroond to relating some stories aboot them when I can get a wee bit o time to sit down and think!

Ah dont think I have heard of one called Craig tho, but will have a ferret aboot an see if can find anything.
mitchell
There was also another one just outside Ardrossan called "The Seafield residential School"
davyab44
Another residential school was Nerston near East Kilbride. Spent a couple of months there myself in 1958.
alex hunter
been looking for craig residential school myself i was ther twice in the sixties

i remember a bus coming to pick us up in glasgow city centre and i'm sure it is in ayrshire probably nr maybole if that jogs any memories
Guest jackie *
hi jackie here went to craigie in the 70s the address was craig residential school crossbank, kilmarnock, east ayrshire,kaz obp, just looking that up myself,
John M
Hi I went to Craig Residential School in the 60s left from centre of Glasgow taken there in Ayrshire somewhere attended classes Mon to Fri and on weekends was freetime.
celtic-chic67
I went to a residential school in the late 70's for about 4 weeks, it was in kilmarnock.
It was a huge big white house and it had it's own swing park in the grounds.
I loved it ,we would all sit in a big room on a friday night and watch a film.
that's where i seen calamity jane for the first time,came back home & sang all the songs
out of it and to this day it's still one of my favourite films.
They also took us to ice-skating and the swimming,happy memories but I was still young
then and missed my mum & dad.
Kendee
Hi , I remeber craig Resi school reasonably well. It was in Kilmarnock and i too remember sitting watching films and waiting for the buttered rolls to come from the kitchen . I also recall the 2 male dorm were called "THE ASH & THE OAK ( cant remeber what the girls was called ( not that interested in females at that time ,,,,,,
If anyone else was there in the sisties get in touch ...you never know , we may have met !!!
eamon d
I went to craig residential school - its just outside kilmarnock between gateside and crosshouse up a wee back road by the cochrane inn. we often walked to crosshouse with the teacher to get sweets and went to the picuture house in kilmarnock on a sat night. I slept in the oak dorm. I was there for 3 years from 9 till 11 years old. That was in 1953. I can remeber John Dauwson and his brother and Jim Caine. we were good mates and i enjoyed my time there.
MICK MCGREGOR
craig residential school was in dundonald near kilmarnock. i was there 7 times, for a month at a time from 5 to 12 years old. great memories.
pau1
used to go to st john ogilvie primary in wellhouse .every year me and my brothers would get sent to a residential school in kilmarnock called the Craig.i think it was for "poor"families of the east end of glasgow. does any one else remember this, or maybe you went.
cant really remember much about it exept it was run by nuns, we used to go to classes as normal and play on the grounds all weekend.
if anyone knows anything about this place please reply. cheers..
Java
Hiya biggrin.gif

The subject of residential schools has come up a few times, following are links to the original posts..

Residential Schools
pau1
QUOTE (PAU1888 @ 29th May 2008, 07:17 PM) *
used to go to st john ogilvie primary in wellhouse .every year me and my brothers would get sent to a residential school in kilmarnock called the Craig.i think it was for "poor"families of the east end of glasgow. does any one else remember this, or maybe you went.
cant really remember much about it exept it was run by nuns, we used to go to classes as normal and play on the grounds all weekend.
if anyone knows anything about this place please reply. cheers..

found it ...
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/mpl?moduleur...mp;t=h&z=18
Guest John R *
Hi I was just thinking about Craig residential School, if i rememebr it was in Kilmarnock, I went there in the early seventies for 6 weeks, dont know why I went or was sent, i do know my mum was having a baby atthe time (no. 10) so it was probably to give her a break :-) The thing that sticks with me was going to church on sunday and they gave us little suits to wear - pretty kool - but we didn't get to keep them - shame eh smile.gif

JR
Guest George *
Hi, Craig residential school was near Kilmarnock. I went there for a month in 1973 - It was murder!
Guest chrismac *
craig was somewhere in ayrshire, it was a pure hellhole i hated the life out of it, it was like a bloody home for poor kids, so if any teachers read this you were all ********!
Guest Catherine *
I went to Craig "Ressie" about 3 times when i was younger. My friend in school used to get sent, i i went and applied to go myself much to my Mum's outrage but she let me go and i loved it!! We were picked up from Buchanan Street Bus Station and driven down to Kilmarnock. I have so many fond memories of that place. I was actually in the last group of girls to attend the school that must have been around 1985. I have been trying to get information on it but there doesn;t seem to be too much on the web. It was such a wonderful big Tudor Mansion, i wonder what they use ot for now, anyone know?????

Catherine
Guest fransav *
yes i went back last month the big house is still standig but has been turned into flats
fransav
went to kilmarnock last month just out for a drive with the wife went to crossbank and the school is still their but has been made into flats still looks the same still glad i found it as i have been looking for years
Guest Terri *
Hi folks.

I've been looking for some informaion on Craig Residential School as I went there a few times in the early 80's. I have only fond memories of it and so I came across this discussion and thought I should add to it.

Craig is now an appartment complex housing 11 appartments and I think 4 houses on its lands. It is now Craig House, Crosshouse, Kilmarnock.

I cannot add pics for some reason but there are a few lovely exterior shots on www.marchstonehomes.com the developing company's website.
Olden_Pleh
My 3 brothers & I went to Craig twice in the latter part of the 60's. It was a pretty good time ... we used to go into the corn field and all the other 'out of bounds' areas. I first learnt how to stand up on the swings there which was monumental!

We used to go to church on Sunday's and on the way back someone would always say, "First to see Craig!"

Mrs Kerr cut everyone's hair as soon as they arrived. We used to line up in the Conservatorium and a teacher would announce how much pocket money our parents had sent us and I was always stunned at the amount for me as it seemed way too much ... There was a stream for swimming too but it was always a bit too cold.

I remember peering into the classrooms thinking how lucky we didn't have to do schoolwork. I also remember there was a siren that used to go off every now and again and it used to terrify me!

I got hit just above the eye by one of the swings too, and I had to go and get stitches ... there was blood all down my face and as I was led back to the main building I couldn't see but I could hear the sound of gravel beneath my feet.

I was very lucky to return there in the late 1980's ... the place was run down but I had a good look much to the angst of the caretaker ... I later learnt it was terribly vandalised then sold and redeveloped as a residential area. At least it's still there anyway, even if the old grounds have gone ...













johnboy
hi, i was there for six weeks in 71 and four weeks in 72 along with my brother ,it was a prison for kids as far as we were concerned.glad to see the back of it,used to count down the remaining days on the swings singing "ten more days to go,ten more days of sorrow" etc. kids used to escape in the middle of the night as well,what an advert for the place.oh,and it was boys only back then.
Bigal
QUOTE (MICK MCGREGOR @ 28th Jan 2008, 04:04pm) *
craig residential school was in dundonald near kilmarnock. i was there 7 times, for a month at a time from 5 to 12 years old. great memories.


I went to the Craig and enjoyed my time there in the late sixtes always remember the teacher who was very tall( cant remember her name) but she was a wonderful person. also remember a
family from the parkhead area. and a boy with an italian name from the possilpark area and another boy from Sunnylaw Street. i have very fond memories of the Craig.
Guest
I was there in 1967, all I can remeber was boys running away and the police bringing them back! Also queing up for the tuck shop and waiting for a parcel and postal order to arrive. We used to get bannana milk and a buttered roll at night. I also remember missing the european cup final as had to go to mass with the nuns!!!!!!!
*tony*
QUOTE (Kendee @ 22nd Jan 2008, 11:41pm) *
Hi , I remeber craig Resi school reasonably well. It was in Kilmarnock and i too remember sitting watching films and waiting for the buttered rolls to come from the kitchen . I also recall the 2 male dorm were called "THE ASH & THE OAK ( cant remeber what the girls was called ( not that interested in females at that time ,,,,,,
If anyone else was there in the sisties get in touch ...you never know , we may have met !!!

*tony*
hi folks! i was in old craig school in the mid 60s for about 6 weeks, i think i was about six or seven at the time. I went during the winter term and we had to go to school (no fun). I remember getting the belt in the middle of the night because someone kept putting the dorm light on, and when i got up to put it off the teacher caught me. Some of the boys used to wet the bed so they would get sent home. Other boys ran away and there were horrible rumours going around that the foxes would eat you if you tried to run away. (i was petrified). Does anyone remember a song we used to sing...i know a rubbish dump far far away...? I absolutely hated the place an have nothing good to say about it. 6 weeks felt like a lifetime and i couldnt wait to get home. The best day was when i left the 'dump' and returned to glasgow and i remember getting picked up somewhere in the town before going home to pollok on the 50 bus from midland street. all the best troops, tony leonard
ken docherty
Ah yes!!! I still remember Graig, I was there About late 50s I remember a sports day when all the parents came, and also a game of football arranged by one of the teachers with a local side who turned out to be in there early teens and thrashed us. I could play a wee bit then and got a goal and I was nicknamed "Stanley" after that ( after Stanley Mathews) I also remember 2 big coloured teachers who took us for gym I think they were from GUANA or summat !
If anyone has any pic new or old ....Gonnea send me thum ??? maybe I might have been there with you, my dorm was the ASH.
Nice to read from you all and stirring memories.

email... nedderton@hotmail.com

Ta all
Ken
Guest
hi i was there in the 70 it was the best time i had i rember the swing park and the swings the climbing frames and a wee hide away that i would sit in with my big brother then we met a lad called robert he was a fantastic singer we had to sing hymis in the morrning but i would not sing and listen to him and no me not gay lol we all just hit it off for the start .i went there 3 or 4 time and he was always there .At craige i made a very good mate that a will never forget
george restrick
QUOTE (Guest @ 18th Oct 2009, 07:33pm) *
hi i was there in the 70 it was the best time i had i rember the swing park and the swings the climbing frames and a wee hide away that i would sit in with my big brother then we met a lad called robert he was a fantastic singer we had to sing hymis in the morrning but i would not sing and listen to him and no me not gay lol we all just hit it off for the start .i went there 3 or 4 time and he was always there .At craige i made a very good mate that a will never forget

angela grant
QUOTE (Guest jackie * @ 13th Jun 2007, 08:19pm) *
hi jackie here went to craigie in the 70s the address was craig residential school crossbank, kilmarnock, east ayrshire,kaz obp, just looking that up myself,

*Richard*
Hi There,
I went to Craig Residential School in I think 1976. I remember a teacher who had a gold mark 1 capri and getting a digestive and milk before bed. I also remember a boy with crew cut called Kojak who got squashed at the swing park when the remains of an old roundabout fell on him, I don't think he was hurt bad. We used to play at ninjas of The Water Margin in the woods. I also learned to swim in Kilmarnock swimming baths. Does anyone remember feeding the chickens or the mini tractor ? I have happy and sad memories of Craig, maybe I will return some day to reminisce.
Bye for now
Richard
theted
hi,i was in seafield residential school way back in the 60s..ive always wondered why i was sent there..of what i can remember it was not a happy place for me...
Taylor9
Just came across,this post,dont mind if i ask ,was it Seafield School Ardrossan,you went to. way back in the 60ts.
philipl mcdevitt
QUOTE (*Richard* @ 17th May 2010, 06:26pm) *
Hi There,
I went to Craig Residential School in I think 1976. I remember a teacher who had a gold mark 1 capri and getting a digestive and milk before bed. I also remember a boy with crew cut called Kojak who got squashed at the swing park when the remains of an old roundabout fell on him, I don't think he was hurt bad. We used to play at ninjas of The Water Margin in the woods. I also learned to swim in Kilmarnock swimming baths. Does anyone remember feeding the chickens or the mini tractor ? I have happy and sad memories of Craig, maybe I will return some day to reminisce.
Bye for now
Richard

hello richard.
i have to tell you that my mum was the head teacher at craig at the time you speak of.(mrs mcdevitt) The car you refer to was owned by Anne Marie Murphy who was a teacher there at that time along with Maimie Curran and Lesle Gemmell. I was 15 years old then and from time to time would go down to Craig to visit, and I have some vague memories of this period. I wish I could tell you more!
regards, Phil.
eugenecawley@btint
i was at craig residential school twice in the early 60,s once i was in the (oak) and once in the(ash) with my brother p.j. i remember it well,the classrooms the conservatory,where you got tuck twice a week, tv in the dining hall, digestive biscuits and milk at supper time, taking youre laundry down ,wearing sannies in the house,great swings ,fitba pitch ,and twice a ,week movies on the pull down screen,i seen the dambusters ,and some mickey rooney films,i also remember letters to and from home,getting yer postal order for tuck money,and getting a penny for the plate on a sunday morning and the bus taking us to mass in kilmarnock,as we were poor gajjies fae the gorbals it was great to have a bed to yourself, regular good grub, 6 weeks of fun ,i remember mms gallagher the headmistress,miss bradley, and everybody,s favourite mrs curran,,.happy days.im 55 now and still remember.... eugene cawley.
PAUL MC GREGOR
QUOTE (*tony* @ 24th Sep 2009, 03:25pm) *
hi folks! i was in old craig school in the mid 60s for about 6 weeks, i think i was about six or seven at the time. I went during the winter term and we had to go to school (no fun). I remember getting the belt in the middle of the night because someone kept putting the dorm light on, and when i got up to put it off the teacher caught me. Some of the boys used to wet the bed so they would get sent home. Other boys ran away and there were horrible rumours going around that the foxes would eat you if you tried to run away. (i was petrified). Does anyone remember a song we used to sing...i know a rubbish dump far far away...? I absolutely hated the place an have nothing good to say about it. 6 weeks felt like a lifetime and i couldnt wait to get home. The best day was when i left the 'dump' and returned to glasgow and i remember getting picked up somewhere in the town before going home to pollok on the 50 bus from midland street. all the best troops, tony leonard

Harty
QUOTE (fransav @ 4th Feb 2006, 09:43pm) *
anyone please tell me if you could where craig residential school was????thanks

Dundonald Tarbolton Rd near kilmarnock. Its still there and so is the orchardits noe been turned into flats.
michael robertson
i remember watching the film,(al jolson story),fantastic facilities,remember the tuck shop at the back of the main house,and my parents sending me money when i was short,i also remember being a table leader,playing football against the local lads,and singing the residential song,would love to see the house again,if anyone has any pics would appreciate seeing them.e :rolleyes:a :early 70s.
michael robertson
hello george,did you come from garthamloch,did you go to st thenogs school?(red hair,persecuted)if so please reply to this.
ceader bhoy
look at the place now it private flats cheers c/b
*Pauline*
Does anyone remember the janitor Joe hopkin, if you do get in touch with me, he would love to know how everyone is getting on alannpauline@btinternet.com
theted
QUOTE (Taylor9 @ 23rd May 2010, 06:57pm) *
Just came across,this post,dont mind if i ask ,was it Seafield School Ardrossan,you went to. way back in the 60ts.

hi,yes it was...i cant remeber how long i was there for,But i couldn't wait to leave the place...thanks theted.
Guest
QUOTE (*Pauline* @ 16th Feb 2011, 05:39pm) *
Does anyone remember the janitor Joe hopkin, if you do get in touch with me, he would love to know how everyone is getting on alannpauline@btinternet.com

I went to Craig about 5 or 6 times always in the winter and always for 6 weeks..... Went for a drive today to Ayr and managed to find Craig on the way back..... I have fond memories if the place.... all the names Phil mentioned were good people.... his mother, Ms Curran, Ms Gemmell, Ms Murphy, Ms Wilkie and the Christies.... while watching a film one night Mr Christie took very unwell reckonhe had a stroke or a heart attack..... The Church we were taken to was in Coodham... Therefore I think it was mainly Catholics that went there.... At night we used to be lined up fir evening prayers and singing.... I used to get to the descant to the first Noel .... My grandparents had a caravan in dundonald and they would cone to visit us and they would always bring ms curran a box of chocolates.... And during that nights film she would shout me n my brothers out for a chocolate much to the annoyance of everyone ekse my email is mwm390@hotmail.com

Mick McAndrews
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