The former

Craigmillar Primary School

2006

 

Craigmillar Primary School [now closed]  -  2006

The former Crigmailar Primary School, Harewood Road, Craigmillar  -  Photographed March 2006

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs                                                                                                 Photograph taken March 21, 2006 at 4.58 pm

Enlarge this picture

     The former Craigmillar Primary School, Harewood Road, Craigmillar -  photographed March 2006

Zoom-in

     The former Craigmillar Primary School, Harewood Road, Craigmillar -  photographed March 2006

 

Craigmillar Primary School

School Closed

Craigmillar Primary School  closed in December 1999 when the number of pupils had fallen to under 100.  It amalgamated with nearby Peffermill Primary School, with the intention that pupils from both schools would move into a newly built school in 2003.

Redevelopment

Now, in 2006, the school is stands alone in Harewood Road, all the surrounding housing having been demolished.

The owners of the building,  Lothian Housing Association, have obtained money to redevelop it as a centre of excellence for the arts and social enterprise organizations.

Listed Building

The school was built in the 1930s, designed by the Edinburgh City Architect, Ebenezer J MacRae.

The building is 'B' listed.  It is considered by Historic Scotland it to be an interesting example of his work, and also on account of the mural in the dining hall, painted by John Maxwell.

 

County Cinema

 Craigmillar Around Edinburgh

Recollections of Craigmillar

 

 

__________________