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wee minx

Balrossie residential school

I had a look round this place the other week.
Balrossie residential school near Kilmacolm.
I'm struggling to find much information about it other that it was an orphanage for sailers sons, used during the war for something like AK?
Also was residential school for boys, and used by the Boys Brigade or the likes.
It would be good if anyone can find any more info on it, especially the enscription on the wall of the building..the sig has shed no light, its hard to make out at all.
There is a connection to Quarriers as far as I know, and also the Marquis of Lorne is said to have opend the school.
Doog Doog

Minx, that inscription,I've seen that "signature" somewhere before.

I've seen it on a few buildings where I work though one has long since been demolished. I'll have a gander to confirm I'm right,but for now I reckon its James Coats,brother of Peter & Thomas Coats who had textile mills.
Cuban

It's now tighter than a badgers.
Stuball

Not quite, its not

wee minx

Was there not steel shutters put up more recently?
Stuball

All round the ground floor, yes
Cuban

Sneaky  
Doog Doog

Doog Doog wrote:
Minx, that inscription,I've seen that "signature" somewhere before.

I've seen it on a few buildings where I work though one has long since been demolished. I'll have a gander to confirm I'm right,but for now I reckon its James Coats,brother of Peter & Thomas Coats who had textile mills.


Minx,another of the same 'signature' :



on the St Mirren supporters social club.
wee minx

 waow...excellent Doog Doog, I'll need to do some research now
Doog Doog

wee minx wrote:
 waow...excellent Doog Doog, I'll need to do some research now


Minx,the monogram is that of James Coats,who with his brother Peter,formed J & P Coats.
The building housing the St.Mirren supporters club was once the gymnasium for the mill workers,so I've been told.
wee minx

Superb Doog Doog, you will have satisfied a few people who have been tearing thier hair out with that information now , thank you very much  
david

Re: Balrossie residential school

hi wee minx i was sent to balrossie in 1974 for being a bad boy and spent three years in this hell hole i was just looking it up yesterday and was amazed your pics are great brings back some memories it was so bad in there i ran away in the end.
wee minx wrote:
I had a look round this place the other week.
Balrossie residential school near Kilmacolm.
I'm struggling to find much information about it other that it was an orphanage for sailers sons, used during the war for something like AK?
Also was residential school for boys, and used by the Boys Brigade or the likes.
It would be good if anyone can find any more info on it, especially the enscription on the wall of the building..the sig has shed no light, its hard to make out at all.
There is a connection to Quarriers as far as I know, and also the Marquis of Lorne is said to have opend the school.
Stuball

You can see the above pictures? Looks to me like they've been deleted

Here is my set of photos from the place HERE
Beano

Stuball...nice set mate  
cybers

Stuball wrote:
You can see the above pictures? Looks to me like they've been deleted

Here is my set of photos from the place HERE


Ithought they all jist looked the same  
iman4d

I used to work at Balrossie and indeed was there the day the school closed, closed the doors of the place- it was the most idyllic setting and there was never a dull moment
spiritualistjames

Balrossie School

Can someone please tell me if this place is still standing?
Stuball

Re: Balrossie School

spiritualistjames wrote:
Can someone please tell me if this place is still standing?


Probably....
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