Balloch School, Glen Nochty

Discussion in 'Locations' started by Douglas McMann, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    Not my image...obviously...given that it was taken in 1900...:rolleyes:

    Stopped off at this building, or whats left of it, for some nibbles whilst out for a cycle ride.

    Not a lot left, with the roof gone and the walls starting to crumble.

    I had heard it had allegedly once been a small school for the children of crofters and estate workers at the head of the glen, but thought it to be urban myth...

    How wrong I was...

    I will return some day armed with a camera to try and capture what still stands of this grand seat of learning...

  2. Rob MacKillop

    Rob MacKillop Edinburgh Correspondent

    Looks like you, bottom left, Dougie ;)
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  3. Julian de'Courcy

    Julian de'Courcy Well-Known Member

    Superb Doug, just love this type of image. The day when the camera determined how the set was too be, everyone lined up or seated and undoubtedly asked to stay still for a short while. I remember well even though I am not 100 yet ,when our village schools were such a size, sadly all closed now which entails a lot of travelling for the larger alternative establishments although some are very good.
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    How interesting, Dougie. You're definitely looking a it reluctant there! ;)

    I wonder if the girls on the far left and far right are sisters.

    Great idea to go back and re-record the building.
  5. Douglas McMann

    Douglas McMann Well-Known Member

    I'll certainly try and get there this weekend, but because of the topography I might have to utilise a (gulp) wide angle lens...:eek:
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