Early images of Craigie College, Ayr

Quadrangle. 1969. © K.M. Andrew.

The Library at the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland has an archive of almost 900 photographs of Craigie College of Education staff and student activities. The pictures were taken between 1964 and 1978 and include shots of new student intakes, classroom and social situations, college theatrical productions and much more. Do you recognise anyone in the photographs? Are you in the photographs? View these fascinating images to see how the college looked when it first opened in 1964 as a teacher-training college and get an insight into the life of students and staff who studied and worked there in the mid 1960s to late 1970s.

Students who graduated from Craigie College are automatically members of UWS’s Alumni Association so, whether or not you are in the photos, if you qualified from Craigie any time from 1964 onwards then please do register your details with the Alumni Association.


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