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.


6 thoughts on “Early images of Craigie College, Ayr

  1. How do I view archive photos of Craigie college Ayr I was student there from 1967 to 1970 when I qualified ? Janette Jones ( nee Macpherson )

    1. Hi Janette, it was the librarian from UWS who had added the archived photographs on to his Pinterest page. The post wast created in 2012 and it seems that the link pointing to the images is no longer active and the page may have been removed. I will double check with our local history library to find out if there are any other images we may have on file that we could share with you, or if we can find any more images online that we could direct you to. Best wishes Julie.

      1. Thankyou Julie would enjoy looking through those photographs I was in section 67/3 and graduated in June 1970 I have very happy memories from my time there Janette Jones

      2. Morning Janette, I’ve spoken with our local history department and unfortunately we don’t hold any copies of this collection. Our best suggestion is to contact the library at the Ayr Campus of the University of the West of Scotland. Their email address is: libraryayr@uws.ac.uk or telephone 01292 886345. I’m sure they will be able to help. Best wishes Julie.

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