Quarybrae Primary School

Quarry Brae Public School

The main building of the school viewed from Crail Street


The school viewed from the corner of Quarrybrae Street and Crail Street.  The building at the front as I recall was some sort of Annexe and the building at the rear was the Main School Building


Quarry Brae Public School

Quarry Brae Public School (Temporary)

Quarry Brae Public School (Temporary) was opened on Tuesday 6th January 1903.  The temporary school was housed in the New Public Halls, Parkhead which were located at 1286 Duke Street.

Quarry Brae Public School (Temporary) closed on Thursday 30 June 1904 at the recession for the summer holidays.


Quarry Brae Public School

The permanent Quarry Brae Public School was opened on Tuesday 16th August 1904 in Baird Street (now Crail Street) after the end of the summer vacation.

The School was designed by Ninian Macwhannell and John Rogerson.  The school consisted of 3 floors of classrooms located off a central hall.  When originally built it overlooked Westmuir Quarry which was filled in during 1905.

The formal opening of the school was held on Friday 9th September 1904.  The ceremony took place in the evening at 8.00pm.  The Chairman of the School Board, Mr. R. S. Allison presided.

The following was extracted from the log books of the school which dated from 6 January 1903 to 30 June 1959

Log Book Entries:

January 6, 1903 This school was opened this day (Tuesday).  Mr. James Dunlop Martin, Headmaster.  Miss Mary Isabella Mack, Assistant Mistress.  Enrolled, 11 boys and 11 girls = 22.

Friday, January 9, 1903 Enrolled, 28, 15 boys and 13 girls.  Wet, stormy, snowy day

Friday, 16 January, 1903 Enrolment now numbers 30 boys and 27 girls.  Class IV has 1 boy and 1 girl, Class III has 6 girls, Class II has 2 boys and 2 girls, Class I has 3 boys and 3 girls.  Learning 24 boys and 15 girls as infants

Quarrybrae Duck

Friday, 23 January 1903 No. on Roll is now 66, 35 boys and 31 girls.

Friday, 30 January, 1903 No. on Roll is now 72, 36 boys and 36 girls

Friday, 6 February, 1903 Roll is now 72

Friday, 20 February, 1903 Roll is now 93

Friday, 6 March, 1903 Roll is now 114

Friday, 13 March, 1903 Roll is now 119

Friday, 1 May, 1903 Roll is now 137

Friday, 15 May, 1903 School was closed from Wednesday afternoon till this morning on account of the visit of the King and Queen to Glasgow.

Tuesday, 10 November, 1903 Annual Report for session 1902-1903

Received on above date

This temporary school is conducted under very great difficulties.  The surroundings are somewhat dingy, the accommodation is unsatisfactory, and the material to work with is rather poor.  It is hoped that the removal to the permanent school will be made as soon as possible.  The infant division is making good progress in the circumstances.  Simultaneous lessons answering should be reduced to a minimum and discipline generally should be firmer.  In Reading, more care should be devoted to clear articulation and a greater effort ought to be made to teach the children English.

Class I of the Infant Division is doing very well indeed, but slate arithmetic is not practical enough.  The two higher classes of the Division are under the charge of one teacher and are taught in the same room as the Senior Class.  Considering this lack of accommodation, fairly good work is being done.  The oral side is on the whole satisfactory, though Reading requires more attention.  The Dictation exercises of III might be considerably improved both in Penmanship and on Spelling, and the Arithmetic of the same class leaves something to be desired in point of accuracy.  Here again “Simultaneous Answering” is too frequent, this habit is especially to be deprecated when so many classes are taught in one room.

Duck Window

The highest class has made a very fair amount of steady progress.

Signed By;

James D. Martin, Headmaster

Mary I Mack, Assistant Mistress

Isabella Bell, Assistant Mistress

Lizzie Connor, Assistant Mistress

Margaret P. Watson, Assistant Mistress

20 November 1903, G.W. Alexander, Correspondent

Friday, 4 December 1903 Roll is now 217.

Friday, 15 April, 1904 The following is a report on the HM Inspector of Schools visit on Tuesday, 22 March, 1904

The conditions under which this school is conducted renders good work difficult; laxity of disciple renders it impossible.  A decided improvement will be expected if unreduced grants are again to be recommended.  Something more might be done in the lower part of the school to reduce the confusion which is inevitable when several classes in one and the same room are engaged in oral work simultaneously.

Thursday, 30 June, 1904

This temporary school was closed this afternoon for the summer vacation.  At 16 August it will be continued in the new school.

James D. Martin, Headmaster, left 30th, transferred to Camlachie School.

Tuesday, 16 August, 1904

Quarry Brae new school was opened today with the following staff;

School Bell

John Dunlop, Headmaster, transferred from Parkhead Public School, James Milne, Second Master, transferred from Kent Road School, Elizabeth Milne, Infant Mistress, transferred from Parkhead School and the following certificated assistants from the temporary school.  Mary Isabella Mack, Lizzie M. Connor, Margaret P. Watson, Elspeth McBain, Isabella H. Dawson, John Miller and Janet R.N. Ward, certificated teacher.

Friday, 19 August 1904 Total Enrolled, 689

Friday, 26 August, 1904 The classes are gradually getting into working order but the want of apparatus and sufficient staff is hampering work somewhat.

Friday, 9 September, 1904

Today the scholars were kept for four hours so as to make two attendances then dismissed for the day in order to prepare for the formal opening of the school.

The ceremony took place in the evening at 8 o’clock.  R.S. Allison, Chairman of the School Board presided and there was a large gathering of members of the School Board, parents and friends.

Friday, 28 October, 1904 Roll now 850.

Monday, 22 January 1906 HM Inspector of Schools Report of Tuesday, 9 January 1906.

Instruction in the infant division has been unavoidably retarded by a recent closure due to an epidemic of measles; but in the circumstances creditable progress is being made in the various subjects.  With more practice in the oral reproduction of suitable fairytales the children should soon acquire a wider vocabulary and facility in expressing themselves correctly.  Considering the mixed character of the classes the Junior Division is doing well.  The most marked weaknesses are found in classes 1 and 5 especially in the latter.  The work proceeds on very poor lines particularly in oral composition, Arithmetic and Drawing: but in Arithmetic the attention should not be confined to calculation in money.  In classes 1 and 2 the poetry selected is too hard.  The girls of classes 1,2, and 5 are much inferior to the boys in Arithmetic.

The Senior has many excellent features and in all classes thoroughly sound work is being done.  It is a noteworthy fact the girls of class 3 are superior to the boys in Arithmetic.  The two Supplementary Courses continue to perform their function with credit.

A Final estimate of the general results of instruction will be furnished, if necessary, at later period of the season.

It is to be observed that many pupils who left school on attaining the age of 14 had previously been in regular attendance.

Wednesday, 14 August 1907 HM Inspector of Schools Report for visit of Tuesday 16 July 1907

It cannot be said that the Infant Department has advanced in proficiency: but it had reached a very high level last year, and that has been well maintained by Miss Milne and her enthusiastic and capable staff.  Reading is uniformly excellent, but in Wtiting and Brushwork some inequality is observed and, on the whole, the manual side of the work leaves room for improvement.

The average age of the children in the Junior Department is unusually high: in the lowest class, which left the Infant Department at Easter, about half the children are over eight, while in te highest class, about one third are over eleven.  The Division as a whole is in sound condition.  Here, too, the oral side of instruction is most creditable.  As a rule, the pupils are responsive and intelligent, though some of the girls in 2 and 3 are somewhat dull and inert.  An effort should be made to cultivate still further the equality of distinctness in Reading and Repetition, a bolder and more uniform style of Penmanship, and a neater and more delicate touch in Brushwork.  Geography in its earlier stages should be taught with the help of a map or globe, and the memorising of unintelligent lists should be studiously avoided.

The Senior classes which are composed of pupils, who have not passed through the lower classes of the school, contain some weak material.  But the teaching is sound and the results of instruction, especially in Drawing, Dictation, Composition, and Arithmetic are extremely creditable.  The pupils presented under Article 29:1 at the December examination made a good appearance: but it was impossible to accept any of those presented on the two subsequent occasions.

An excellent feature of the Supplementary Course is the regular attendance of the boys, a large proportion of whom earned the Merit Certificate during the year.

The criticisms made in the last report still apply to some extent.  But on the whole, the work has been attended with gratifying success.

Friday, 4 June 1909 The following report has been received from the Education Department Friday, 28 May 1909.

The efficiency of the infant department is fully maintained.  The teaching is interesting and effective throughout, special praise being due to the Reading, Brushwork and Free arm Drawing.  The speech of the children, however, is too often lacking in distinctness which characterises their Reading.  In the highest class the work is very advanced and of excellent quality, physical exercises in particular calling for communication.

Much earnest and successful work has been accomplished in the Junior Division.  The Spelling and Arithmetic of class 5 show some weaknesses; while in class 2 and 3 more drill is wasted in rapid oral calculation, and an attempt should be made at better phrasing in the Reading lesson.  But in almost all other aspects these classes have made very creditable progress.  Throughout the Division Arithmetic has especially advanced in intelligence and in accuracy.  The lower class is in very good condition: While the highest, originally formed of children from at least three classes, has been gradually raised to a fairly uniform level of attainment.  It falls to be noted that on the day of inspection there were 118 children present in the two highest classes and of these only 35 were under 10 years of age.

In Senior class 5 Spelling admits of improvement, and Arithmetic is remarkably weak, but in other aspects the results of instruction are thoroughly good, and the children are alert and intelligent.  Class 4 as a whole, gives evidence of faithful and vigorous teaching but here again, Arithmetic falls below the level of the other subjects, and the girls take a less active part than the boys in class work.  The pupils of class 3 acquitted themselves with distinction in all of the tests applied.  The written exercises of class 3 and 4 deserve praise and sound work has been done in class 2, Drawing and Brushwork deserving special commendation.  The general quality of the work in class 1 is good, but Grammar requires increased attention, and written composition might more frequently assume the form of a letter.

Much of the work of the higher section of the Supplementary Course is excellent, and the pupils here, with few exceptions, qualified for the award of the Merit Certificate.  The boys of the lower section have a creditable knowledge of the work professed, but their records are marked by inaccurate spelling.

Friday, 25 June, 1909 Roll is now 1041

Friday, 19 November, 1909 Every day this week the frost and fog have been very severe and the attendance has been very much reduced in consequence – many of the more thinly clad being absent.  Reported to the School Board all scholars in want of clothes or want of boots

Friday, 16 June, 1911 School closed on Tuesday for “Coronation Treat.”  The infants were entertained in school in the forenoon and the older scholars were taken in Tramcars to the Scottish Historical Exhibition and entertained there for the day.

Wednesday, 21 June, 1911 School closed on 22 & 23 in honour of the Coronation of His Majesty, King George V

Friday, 10 November 1911 A severe storm of wind and rain prevailed on Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th.  In the height of the storm, the chimney head of the private rooms on the south side of the school was carried away.  It smashed onto the roof of the number 17 classroom breaking the slates, bringing down a large part of the ceiling, and then feel on the playground.  Fortunately this occurred on Sunday forenoon when no one was about.

Friday, 24 May, 1918 School closed 20th and 21st for the Kings birthday holiday

Friday, 30 August, 1918 A good many children are still on holiday with their parents and a few excluded owing to the presence of infectious diseases in their homes.

Friday, 2 May 1919 A considerable amount of parents kept their children off school on account of May Day Labour Demonstration in the city.  This affected between 50-60 children.

Thursday, 1 April, 1920 Dr. Young attended on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday and vaccinated all children whose parents wished it to be done.  The number for the three days this week and for Saturday was 202, 61 of these were vaccinated for the first time.

Thursday, 8 April, 1920 All of the children got 10 minutes to see the eclipse of the sun.  Doctor was present.

Thursday, 8 December 1921 Windows cleaned yesterday and today.  While one of the cleaners was doing the outside of Room 16, he overbalanced somehow and fell some 20 feet or so on to the roof of the boiler house.  Dr. Laird called in, pronounced the man dead, and the body was removed to the mortuary in an ambulance waggon.

Friday, 20 June, 1924 A considerable number of notifications of infectious diseases received this week which partly accounts for the lower attendance

Friday, 22 August 1924 Miss Dykes appointed to class of unemployed juveniles

Friday, 29 August, 1924 Mr. Wallace, Superintendant of Drawing called regarding manual classes for the unemployed juveniles

Friday, 20 February, 1925 Headmaster left shortly before 3pm to go to the opening of Shettleston and Tollcross new District Library.

Tuesday, 28 April, 1925 School photographed by Sternstein

Friday, 29 June, 1928 Extract from Scottish Education Department Report dated Thursday, 19 April 1928

The School Choir has this year won the shield presented by Bridgeton Burns Club and a team of 2 pupils were awarded the Glasgow Herald Shield for Life Saving

Roll number at date of visit was 1135

Monday, 30 January, 1933 The Advanced Division of the school was transferred to Riverside School today.  The following teachers were also transferred; J.C. Smith, John C. Paul, David Adamson, Alexander G. Simpson, Leslie Duncan, William G. Kippie and Grace Robb.

Thursday, 6 April, 1933 Extract form Scottish Education Department Report for Session 1932-1933

The activities of the school are carried on under distinctly pleasant conditions in rooms which are spacey, airy, and well lit.  The industrial position of the neighbourhood may be gauged from the numbers in receipt of aid; of 1220 children, 470 are given free books; 240boots and clothing; and 50 foods.  Among the others a Savings Association encourages habits of thrift

Wednesday, 5 April, 1939 Much time has been taken up during the last few days in connection with the scheme for the evacuation of the school children in the event of this country being at war.  A letter to the parents and a questionnaire has been issued and statistics thus supplied will enable the authorities to ascertain what arrangements to make in a county area for the reception of those who are to be evacuated

Tuesday, 29 August, 1939 The school reopened today instead of 1 September as intended.  Owing to the very serious international situation it was considered desirable to recall the scholars in order to have them on hand for instruction and quick decision regarding evacuation from Glasgow if war should break out.

Teachers and scholars attended school on Saturday 26 August in order to receive instruction regarding Evacuation Rehearsal to be held Monday 28 August.

The rehearsal was held in the morning and forenoon of the 28 August.  Scholars and parents were practiced in finding their Assembly Rooms and in forming into groups, and marching.

Thursday, 31 August, 1939 Code Telegram was received today, Thursday asking the evacuation instruction to be put into operation.  The school was dismissed.

Sunday, 3 September, 1939 Scholars, pre school children and parents assembled in school at 7am and were evacuated to Strichen, Aberdeenshire.

Monday, 11 September, 1939 School opened for registration of second evacuation.

Tuesday, 12 September, 1939 Teacher returned from New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire

Monday, 3 June, 1940 Registration for evacuation continues.

Tuesday, 6 May, 1941 During the night there was an air raid by the enemy.  The “raiders passed” signal was not given until 4am.  School is not in session this forenoon

Monday, 12 November, 1951 School was broken into during the week-end.  Entry was gained by breaking a window in the ground level.  Books and documents were scattered about the floor of room 24 and pictures taken from the walls.  Money was taken from teacher’s desk in room 23.  No other rooms were touched but the key box was burst open and all keys removed.  The matter was placed in the hands of the police who are investigating.

Friday, 16 November, 1951 Most of the keys stolen were recovered during the dinner interval on 12 November 1951.  Some were found in the garden into which they had been thrown, others in an open space, and the remainder in a disused wash house.  No money was recovered.  As a result of investigations in school and by the police, suspicions fell on 2 pupils, Charles Blair and Thomas Burns.  They were summoned to the Eastern Police Station with their parents for examination and will in due course be charged with the offence.

Tuesday, 18 December, 1951 Notice received that pupils Charles Blair and Thomas Burns had been charged before the Sheriff Court with breaking into the school and had been placed on probation for 2 years.

Wednesday, 26 August, 1953 School reopened today.  The annexe in Barlanark (Pendeen Road) for infants also opened.  Miss McWilliam, Infants Mistress attended at Barlanark to enrol pupils.  Over 90 pupils enrolled there.

A very great number of pupils sought enrolment to Quarry Brae (over 100) but as the school was incapable of accommodating that number, about half the total were sent to Parkhead School for enrolment.

Scottish Education Department Report for Wednesday 28 October and Thursday 29 October 1953.

A recent influx of pupils from the new housing areas in Barlanark has created difficulties in organisation and has interfered with progress of the classes beyond the infant stages.

Tuesday, 21 October 1958 School library was formally opened by Dr. MacIntosh, Director of Education

Quarry Brae Public School Staff

Staff from 1903 to 1959

The staff recorded below in the log books contains all staff including temporary appointments, domestic science staff, secretaries etc.  Those recorded are dependant on how well the logs were maintained.

From the log books it would appear that there was a high turnover of staff throughout the years recorded.

The table below is sorted by year to make it easier to locate teachers at the year(s) of attendace for those who wish to check teachers names.

Surname Forename Started Left   Surname Forename Started Left
Mack Mary Isabella 06/01/1903 25/07/1927   Morrison Marion F (MA) 14/04/1931 ?
Martin James D. 06/01/1903 31/07/1904   Nelson Cecelia A. (MA) 14/04/1931 19/04/1931
Bell Isabella 23/03/1903 15/04/1942   Thomson Malcolm 14/04/1931 19/08/1934
Connor Lizzie 11/08/1903 24/06/1906   McComb Mary M. 20/04/1931 21/05/1942
Watson Margaret P. 14/09/1903 15/08/1910   King Agnes 01/06/1931 ?
McBain Elizabeth 07/12/1903 17/11/1905   Logan Susan 17/08/1931 ?
Dawson Isabella 11/01/1904 13/09/1904   Ramsay Jean G. 17/08/1931 16/04/1932
Frew Jeanie B. 11/01/1904 29/01/1904   Rome (Rowe?) ? 19/08/1931 29/01/1933
McArthur Jeanie B. 11/04/1904 20/04/1904   Roy William (MA) 02/11/1931 08/12/1931
Milne James 16/04/1904 02/06/1928   Hendry Annie G. (MA) 08/02/1932 ?
Miller John M. 20/04/1904 11/10/1904   Wighton Dorothy (MA) 09/02/1932 13/03/1922
Wood Janet 20/04/1904 25/10/1905   Barrie Florence 14/03/1932 01/09/1940
Dunlop John 16/08/1904 24/12/1920   Frank Hannah (MA) 19/04/1932 24/06/1932
Milne Elizabeth 16/08/1904 31/03/1931   Robb Lucy (MA) 19/08/1932 ?
Chalmers Agnes J. 26/08/1904 30/09/1922   Fraser Elizabeth 08/09/1932 31/08/1948
Wright Allan B. 26/08/1904 01/09/1929   Reston Isabella M 26/10/1932 27/11/1932
McLean John R. 01/09/1904 27/09/1906   Robb Grace 01/11/1932 30/01/1933
Brown Jane 02/09/1904 16/04/1907   Culbert Mary M. 06/12/1932 23/12/1932
Newton Annie M. 02/09/1904 30/06/1947   Stirling Margaret B.B. (MA) 10/01/1933 ?
Reid Jane 02/09/1904 31/08/1908   Mckenzie James 01/02/1933 ?
McLarty Annie C. 04/09/1904 31/01/1905   Hutton Rachel S. (MA) 17/05/1933 ?
Livey Catherine 19/09/1904 16/10/1916   Cameron Alex 21/08/1933 19/08/1935
Tosbit Janmes 26/09/1904 07/01/1909   Anderson Barbara (MA) 24/08/1933 30/06/1938
McAllan Barbara P. N. 03/10/1904 ?   Dougall Adam 01/09/1933 ?
Baird Jeanie 12/10/1904 31/08/1910   Lyall Edna 04/09/1933 06/01/1942
Littlejohn John 12/10/1904 28/02/1905   MacDonald Margaret L. 01/04/1934 28/06/1946
Steven Alec 07/11/1904 ?   Stephen Catherine C. 16/04/1934 25/08/1954
Smith John 21/12/1904 26/06/1908   Johnston David C. 17/04/1934 29/06/1934
Brown Jane Isabella 06/02/1905 30/11/1908   Grossart Isobel D. 02/05/1934 29/06/1934
MacEwan Sydney 07/02/1905 31/08/1905   Hollingsworth John (MA) 20/08/1934 15/10/1934
Menilees Archibald 01/03/1905 31/08/1913   Murdoch Alex G.H. (B Sc) 24/08/1934 06/10/1934
Swan Jean C.L. 21/08/1905 03/09/1945   McLean Catherine D. 27/08/1934 ?
Dick James (M.A,) 01/09/1905 19/08/1918   McCorquendale Annie S.M 25/09/1934 28/01/1935
Gilmour Williamina 04/09/1905 31/08/1908   Caplan Carl 11/10/1934 31/08/1938
Thomson Peter 04/09/1905 22/02/1907   McFarlane Walter M (B Sc) 16/10/1934 18/08/1935
Steven Miss 18/09/1905 30/06/1906   Thomson Jenny R. 23/10/1934 29/03/1935
Bell George 19/10/1905 17/11/1905   Grossart Isobel D. 04/03/1935 20/03/1935
McNeil Florence 01/11/1905 30/04/1906   McDiarmid Elizabeth (MA) 01/04/1935 29/04/1941
McKenzie Bertha 20/11/1905 24/11/1905   Campbell John 07/05/1935 06/10/1939
Aitken Mary G. 27/11/1905 17/10/1906   Bryce Andrew 19/08/1935 21/01/1939
Famah Elizabeth A (M.A.) 01/05/1906 04/11/1908   Connor James L.C. (MA) 19/08/1935 11/10/1936
Gill Jessie M. 03/09/1906 20/08/1907   Holmes Margaret L. 19/08/1935 ?
Whyte Maggie D. 13/09/1906 27/02/1925   Stewart Jane 13/11/1935 02/03/1941
McKinnell Annie 08/10/1906 30/06/1953   Hutchenson Duncan B (MA) 01/09/1936 ?
McLennan Kenneth M. 08/10/1906 31/10/1907   Nolan Andrew 01/09/1936 ?
Bain Janet 15/10/1906 30/11/1906   Crichton Hugh 19/10/1936 13/02/1938
Cameron Elizabeth 26/11/1906 18/08/1919   Fergusn William 01/03/1937 31/08/1937
Souter Rachel D. 10/12/1906 01/05/1948   Ford Arthur H. 21/07/1937 ?
Dallas Matthew M. 16/09/1907 13/03/1927   Carly Robert 06/09/1937 31/08/1939
Drummond Archibald B. 11/11/1907 30/09/1908   Poole Sam (B SC) 14/02/1938 30/06/1938
Ewing Mary 13/01/1908 01/09/1911   Bremner Margaret S. 01/09/1938 18/09/1938
Williams Henry 11/08/1908 30/06/1909   Gray Thomas 01/09/1938 04/09/1940
Burns Arthur 01/10/1908 14/10/1909   Moncreif John S. 01/09/1938 01/09/1938
McFadyen Findlay 20/10/1908 20/01/1959   Smith David D. (MA) 01/09/1938 03/10/1940
Thomson Catherine 05/11/1908 23/02/1909   Mullin Mary M. 10/10/1938 23/10/1938
Smith Mary Jeffrey 01/12/1908 05/03/1909   Mcaskie Samuel (MA) 07/03/1940 06/12/1943
Forbes George M. 11/01/1909 ?   Peebles Thomas (MA) 22/04/1940 30/06/1942
Ross Oswald B. 08/02/1909 24/08/1909   Kelly Isabella 16/09/1940 30/04/1942
Cowan Minnie 08/03/1909 31/03/1931   McDonald Robina 05/11/1940 06/11/1940
Kennedy David (M.A.) 30/08/1909 17/03/1916   McLean Jean B. 05/11/1940 ?
Kennedy David 30/08/1909 17/08/1930   Dempsie Jean 24/01/1941 06/01/1942
Thomson Matthew M. 18/12/1909 26/02/1915   Thomson Elizabeth 05/01/1942 03/05/1948
Templeton Mary B. 18/01/1910 15/08/1910   Stopper Dorothy 26/03/1942 03/05/1942
Stalker Duncan 23/05/1910 15/08/1910   Grant Jessica D. 13/04/1942 31/08/1942
Stratton Margaret J. 22/08/1910 17/03/1911   Young Jemima 16/04/1942 25/11/1942
Campbell Elizabeth B. 01/09/1910 31/08/1946   Stewart Elizabeth T.H. 04/05/1942 30/09/1943
Barr Alex 19/10/1910 11/11/1910   Shaw Annie M. 01/06/1942 31/08/1943
Thomson Andrew 20/10/1910 01/12/1910   Gibson Jessie R. 01/09/1942 26/02/1943
Dickson Mrs. 27/10/1910 ?   McWilliam Margaret 01/09/1942 09/09/1954
Hoggan Jane P. 02/12/1910 11/01/1911   McPhail Lachlan 01/09/1942 15/12/1945
Reid Margaret 02/02/1911 01/05/1911   Reid Marjorie 01/09/1942 04/01/1943
Gibson James (M.A) 09/02/1911 04/03/1911   Burns Gertrude 16/09/1942 04/01/1943
Hillcoat William T. 06/03/1911 24/04/1911   Morrison Margaret S. 09/12/1942 04/01/1943
Norton Sarah 20/03/1911 13/10/1915   Shaw Annie M. 05/01/1943 25/08/1954
Stewart Wylie W 24/04/1911 20/03/1914   Stevenson margaret M. 05/01/1943 31/08/1943
McVicar M 04/09/1911 01/09/1912   Young Jemima 05/01/1943 08/03/1943
Crookston Janet Glen 07/09/1911 02/09/1912   Logan Annie 25/01/1943 31/08/1943
Ross Donald 11/09/1911 31/08/1914   McNaughton Elizabeth (MA) 25/01/1943 06/04/1943
McNicol Mary R. M. 17/11/1911 22/11/1911   Gibson Jessie R. 27/02/1943 31/08/1943
Cowan Isabella 29/04/1912 11/05/1912   Morrison Jacob (MA) 01/03/1943 09/10/1943
Watson Mary M. 11/05/1912 01/09/1912   Reedy Thomas 05/04/1943 07/10/1946
Allan Elizabeth 02/09/1912 04/02/1914   Wetherstone ? 03/05/1943 31/08/1943
Booth Agnes M. 02/09/1912 24/04/1913   Young Jemima 03/05/1943 20/09/1943
Ewing Mary 02/09/1912 ?   Gibson Jessie R. 01/09/1943 30/09/1958
Powrie Jessie M. 02/10/1912 ?   McLean Mary C.C. 01/09/1943 04/09/1944
Brough Elizabeth B. 03/02/1913 07/04/1913   McNaughton Elizabeth (MA) 01/09/1943 06/11/1943
Fairweather Louise T 10/02/1913 31/08/1913   Watt Mary M. 01/09/1943 11/09/1943
Salmond Jenny 10/02/1913 31/03/1914   Fraser Stewart 01/10/1943 02/09/1945
Gamston Barbara G. 11/02/1913 13/06/1913   McEwan Isabella 04/10/1943 04/09/1944
Paterson Amelia 06/03/1913 10/04/1913   Ross Mary B. 13/10/1943 23/12/1943
Kelly Mary 19/05/1913 31/08/1913   McIlwain Elizabeth 20/10/1943 23/10/1944
McDonald Elizabeth K. 20/06/1913 31/08/1913   Reid Marjorie 08/11/1943 31/01/1946
Gilmour Charlotte M. 06/10/1913 06/09/1918   Urquhart Christina (MA) 17/04/1944 20/09/1944
Rae Mona 09/02/1914 ?   Gallacher Honora C. 04/09/1944 11/09/1944
McComb Helen S. 20/02/1914 17/03/1914   McInnes Letitia 04/09/1944 30/06/1966
McKinnon Robert 23/03/1914 07/02/1919   Forsyth Elizabeth 11/09/1944 13/11/1944
Young Isobel M. (MA) 01/04/1914 06/04/1914   Proudfoot Jane 22/09/1944 30/06/1947
Montgomerie Elizabeth M. 03/04/1914 ?   Leary Owen 16/10/1944 04/02/1946
Clarkson James 01/09/1914 03/09/1914   Urquhart Christina (MA) 18/10/1944 29/08/1955
Shearer Elizabeth 15/09/1914 05/12/1914   Collins Agnes M. 31/10/1944 02/01/1946
Bett Lizzie M. 21/09/1914 05/10/1914   McDonald Ewan 01/06/1945 31/08/1945
Millan Charles M. 30/09/1914 23/08/1915   McLean Wendy M. 01/09/1945 ?
White Mary A.A.D. 11/11/1914 16/11/1914   McInnes Margaret L. 03/09/1945 31/08/1948
Crawford Annie K. (M.A) 17/11/1914 30/06/1958   Holburn Mary G. 18/09/1945 ?
Steel William 01/03/1915 11/09/1916   Morrison Alick (MA) 01/10/1945 31/10/1945
Pride Robert M. 27/04/1915 27/05/1915   Mcmanus Margaret 03/01/1946 31/08/1946
Lakin Alexander 23/08/1915 ?   Poole Sam (B SC) 08/01/1946 02/06/1946
Marshall George 23/08/1915 15/11/1915   Peden Christina B. 28/01/1946 03/05/1948
Moore Arthur 19/10/1915 21/01/1916   Ross George 10/06/1946 01/07/1948
Milne Archibald (M.A.) 10/01/1916 01/05/1916   Calder J (Miss) 02/09/1946 21/05/1954
Brown Jessie M. 23/08/1916 ?   Cleland Mr. 02/09/1946 ?
Mark William F. 11/09/1916 30/06/1917   Graham Agnes (Miss) 02/09/1946 30/09/1946
Smith Jabina 13/02/1917 21/03/1917   Mathison Mr. 02/09/1946 ?
Borthwick Annie K. (M.A) 23/04/1917 19/08/1917   Thomas Mr. 02/09/1946 24/12/1947
Mckenzie Diana 20/08/1917 31/10/1918   McKinnie Dougald (MA) 08/10/1946 ?
Stevens Thomas 20/08/1917 29/06/1923   Stirling Louise 27/01/1947 ?
Dykes Janet F. 25/02/1918 09/10/1927   Gallacher Margaret 01/09/1947 26/02/1948
McAlpine Margaret 06/05/1918 19/08/1918   Traynor Mary 01/09/1947 02/10/1947
Scott Marion 09/09/1918 11/07/1923   Wheelan Alfred (MA) 05/01/1948 ?
Young Elizabeth M. 09/09/1918 31/08/1943   Crosbie Janet C. 26/02/1948 31/08/1948
Powrie Jessie 02/10/1918 ?   Boyd Janet 05/04/1948 ?
Howie William 18/02/1919 07/10/1919   Carr Mary 03/05/1948 31/05/1948
Fraser Annie K. (M.A) 23/05/1919 05/01/1936   Ferguson Elizabeth 03/05/1948 ?
Baxter Joseph 30/09/1919 07/09/1932   Delaney Mary 01/09/1948 ?
Irvine Alex 09/10/1919 29/01/1933   McDonald Margret 01/09/1948 ?
Rowan Clarinda N. 16/11/1920 28/04/1922   Harkness Joan 02/09/1948 ?
Dougall Jessie M. 03/12/1920 13/01/1922   Campbell Murdina 28/08/1950 31/11/1953
McGrowther James 10/01/1921 11/02/1921   Coulson Agnes 28/08/1950 02/04/1951
Hamilton William B. 14/02/1921 31/05/1925   MacGrigor Grigor (MA) 28/08/1950 11/02/1955
McIntosh Dorothy 10/11/1921 26/04/1923   Cuthbertson George H. 01/02/1951 20/12/1954
McLuckie Jeanie 04/04/1922 10/10/1923   Porter David S. 02/04/1951 29/08/1955
McGilvaray Catherine 17/05/1923 11/10/1923   Pinkerton Helen W. 27/08/1951 25/02/1952
Howie William 21/06/1923 24/01/1937   Rodger Cecelia (MA) 25/08/1952 26/01/1953
Ormond Kate 19/08/1924 18/08/1925   Bell Muriel 29/08/1952 02/12/1953
Laverick Edward 25/08/1924 11/09/1924   Anderson Joseph 26/08/1953 ?
Cowie Alex 15/09/1924 Did not start   Hewitt Catherine (MA) 26/08/1953 ?
McDonald Alex 18/09/1924 26/01/1925   MacNamara Bridget 26/08/1953 ?
Hornshaw Janet (MA) 23/02/1925 06/05/1925   Marshall Isabella 26/08/1953 24/01/1958
Murdoch Janet S. 02/03/1925 29/03/1925   Jackson Annie 31/08/1953 ?
Wilkie Charlotte C 30/03/1925 07/09/1925   Aitken Emily 07/09/1953 ?
Thomson Thomas P. 01/06/1925 03/05/1935   Hay Ellen 10/09/1953 25/08/1954
Keppie George 19/08/1925 29/01/1933   MacDonald Peggy 25/09/1953 ?
Pringle Margaret 08/09/1925 01/09/1940   Pratt Ronald (MA) 12/10/1953 ?
Anderson Elizabeth W. (MA) 12/10/1925 ?   lawrie Susan 01/11/1953 11/02/1955
Smith Thomas C (MA) 16/11/1925 29/01/1933   Irvine Margaret 16/11/1953 ?
Adamson David (M.A.) 14/03/1927 29/01/1933   Aitken Annie 25/01/1954 ?
Menzies Grace 22/08/1927 27/08/1928   Laird Elizabeth 28/01/1954 ?
prentice Jeanie F.B. 22/08/1927 04/09/1933   Anderson Catherine P. 25/08/1954 ?
Nairn Andrew 02/09/1927 02/10/2027   Graffin Margaret 28/08/1954 05/09/1955
Hastie Jean 06/09/1927 29/01/1933   Ferguson Emily 06/09/1954 29/08/1955
Bell Mary 22/09/1927 ?   Macann Christina 04/10/1954 ?
McVean John M.G. 03/10/1927 06/12/1927   Chisholm Donald 20/12/1954 ?
Baxter William 17/10/1927 ?   McCormick Mary 31/01/1955 29/08/1955
Allison Robert 06/12/1927 23/12/1927   Johnston Robert E. 14/02/1955 ?
Cambell Ian 16/01/1928 05/10/1930   Cairns John G. 29/08/1955 31/10/1955
Moore Charles M. 20/02/1928 07/11/1928   Gallager Helen S. 29/08/1955 30/06/1959
Brodie William George M 20/08/1928 26/06/1936   Love William C. 29/08/1955 27/01/1956
Lees Penelope 27/08/1928 ?   Scouler Jessie 01/09/1955 23/09/1955
McInnes Letitia 27/08/1928 08/05/1944   Scott Marion 03/10/1955 ?
Richie Eunice H. 03/09/1928 30/09/1928   Coltman Hugh F. 21/11/1955 27/01/1956
Torrance L. 08/11/1928 20/05/1929   Donnely Mary 30/01/1956 29/06/1956
Martin Mary 05/02/1929 ?   Cullen Edith M. 27/08/1956 30/06/1959
Cuthill Agnes J.M. 21/02/1929 09/04/1929   Kerr Sheila 27/08/1956 21/05/1957
Robertson Annie 19/04/1929 12/05/1929   Grigor Jean 28/08/1957 ?
Crawford Andrew (MA) 21/05/1929 14/10/1929   McConnell Ellin 28/08/1957 30/06/1961
Paul John C. 04/09/1929 29/01/1933   McCrossan Sheila C. 28/08/1957 30/06/1966
McIntyre Janet M. (MA) 03/10/1929 06/11/1929   McKay Monica C. 28/08/1957 23/01/1959
Young Charles K. (B Sc) 15/10/1929 29/01/1930   Pickering Janet M.C. 28/08/1957 ?
McLaren Margaret 30/01/1930 04/02/1930   Hamilton James 27/01/1958 ?
Duncan Leslie H. (MA) 05/02/1930 29/01/1933   Gladhill Edgar 03/09/1958 17/10/1958
Cambell Agnes N (MA) 28/03/1930 04/05/1930   Fowler June ? 30/06/1947
Leslie Sheila J. 02/04/1930 03/06/1930   Goodwin Andrew ? 08/09/1930
Simpson Alex G.(B Sc) 18/08/1930 29/01/1933   Grant John (MA) ? 04/09/1950
MacKay Alasdair G.D. 06/10/1930 29/01/1933   Hamilton Maribel (LRAM) ? ?
Gray George E. 20/10/1930 ?   Murray Eunice H. ? ?



18 thoughts on “Quarybrae Primary School

  1. Margaret Dryburgh, née McCombe

    I attended Quarry Brae School from 1953 to 1960, my teachers were Miss McLean and Miss McInness mostly, she was strict but a very good teacher, fond memories. The headmaster was Mr Johnston and the PE teacher Mr Elder. Miss Marion Scott gave lessons on the violin and Miss Mailey was the Music teacher. We had a good education at Quarry Brae it was a very good school.

  2. John Gray

    I attended Quarrybrae School from 1946-1953. My teachers were,,,Miss McLean,Miss Shaw Mrs Holburn And Miss Anderson. Many happy memories of my time there.I remember that sometimes there would be a green slip of paper clipped to the teacher,s register which meant that someone was due to visit the dentist[at the corner of Crail St. and Tollcross Rd].You could sense the terror till you found out that it wasn,t you. Went on to Eastbank Academy in Shettleston with my good friend Alex Frame With whom I,m still in touch.We both stayed in Sorby St. Parkhead at that time.So sad to see the old school is no more.

  3. Margaret dickson

    I attended quarry brae st around 1962 give or take a year my father robert dickson went there with his brother jackie sisters grace and margo had to be around 1926 for anfew years. Lived with my grandparents grace and samuel Dickson 69 Quarry brae St only went there for a few months but fond memories

  4. Donald Robertson

    I attended Quarry Brae Street Primary school from 1952 I remember my teachers being the 2 Miss Robb,s and later teacher Miss Cullen who later married to become Mrs Fotheringham and the head master was Mr Johnston,happy memories from that period I lived at 106 Quarry Brae Street

  5. Bill McGibbon

    I attended Quarrybrae from July 1942 till may 1949. Our headmaster was the dreaded “clock man” Mr Ross. The basement was used as a bomdshelter.we sat there with our gasmasks on. So sad to see it is no longer there.

  6. Anne Brown nee McNair

    I attended quarrybrae primary school ,I lived in the tenement building direc tly facing it in crail stree I always remember this teacher I had–Miss Gibson. she always

    wore tan clothes ,never any other colour, that was way back in the early fifties

  7. David Reynolds

    I attended Quarrybrae in P7 in 1982, leaving in June. I remember the cakes we’d buy in Westmuir street! I also remember that once a week the truck would drive by heading to the local abbatoir, and the whole neighborhood would stink, it smelled like sick!

  8. James Reilly

    I was at this school and attended in P1 in 1977, left after then and moved down to England. Came back in 1982 where I went into P7. My cousins also attended there. Edwina Reilly was the same age as me, her siblings Athena, Daniel, George and Anna also attended there, they lived in Beattock Street just across the road, I lived in Quarryknowe Street. Anyone remember the penny bags that were filled with broken cakes you could by from the bakers on Westmuir Street?
    I can only really remember a couple of people from the school, 1 guy was the best at keepy-uppy, quite a tall boy and the other guy has his birthday the day after mine. My dob is 17/02/72 and his is/was 18/02/1972. ive forgot his name but remember him from his fair curly hair like Leo Sayers lol, his first name was Justin…any takers?

    1. Jane thompson ( stewart )

      the broken cakes were from Greens the bakers, even when I was at quarrybrae in the fifties ,, that was a great stop off
      I used to get a penny bag and ask for gingerbread edges ,,my favourite ..

    2. Bruce Reid

      I think I was in the class with George…was he in the year below?

      Always find it so strange…can remember so much (names, faces, places)…and yet at the same time so little…the name triggered the memory! I went on to Whitehill and then moved to England in 1986…end of second year.

    3. Gary Elliott

      Hi i came across the post a remember the lad Justin back in the day he was from lily bank, i was in the same yr as him, Gary Elliott 21-2-72 i came from westmuir st in walked along like the rest of the post ta greens for a penny bag!! The things kids did back in the day kids today don’t or wouldn’t be allowed to do

  9. Ian Mclean

    Quite interesting but I’m dissappointed that you chose to cut things off at 1959! I attended between !965 and 1969 before my familly moved to Springboig, I remember my last teacher here being a lovely redheaded lady named Mrs or Miss Finnegan. I lived across the road from the school in the only close still standing.

    1. Elaine Mitchell

      My maiden name was Nicol and I was in the same class as an Ian McLean. I also remember Miss Finnigan,with red hair, and I remember we used to sing the song “there was an old man named Michael Finnigan” (behind her back). I was friends with Karen Anderson, Ann Graham and Catherine McKinlay.


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