Records of MacBrayne Hall, student hall of residence, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Photographs 1955-1984;
  • MacBrayne Hall history 1930s-1980;
  • Personal Property of Students Insurance forms 1976.

Administrative / Biographical History

MacBrayne Hall was founded in 1923, in memory of David MacBrayne, owner of the Glasgow and Highland Royal Mail Steamers, by his son Laurence MacBrayne. It was extended twice, in 1930 and then in 1948, finally comprising three houses in Park Circus Place. It accommodated and catered for 74 male students with some preference given to those from the Western Isles and Highlands. In 1972 MacBrayne Hall Annexe was opened as a female students' house with accommodation for 28 students. In the late 1980s the Hall was refurbished again which turned the residence into self contained flats as the demand for catered halls had dropped.

In 2000 the University sold 9 Park Circus, but retained the remainder of MacBrayne Hall. They also made slight changes at this point to allocate three attic flats to members of staff or postgraduate students who come to the University to study and bring their families with them. There is currently (2007) one part-time member of the wardening staff living in MacBrayne Hall alongside the student residents.


Arranged chronologically within record series

Access Information


Acquisition Information

Deposit : Barbara Leyden, Manager, Maclay Hall of Residence : December 2004 : ACCN 2690

Other Finding Aids

Digital file level finding aid available in searchroom

Alternative Form Available

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Applications for permission to quote should be sent to the Archivist.

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 0248 procedures

Custodial History

Held in MacBrayne Hall until deposit with GUAS


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Related Material

GB 0248 UGC 024, Records of Maclay Hall of Residence, University of Glasgow; UGC 151, Records of Queen Margaret Hall of Residence, University of Glasgow; AO/2, Financial records of Queen Margaret Hall, University of Glasgow; DC 233/2/13, Records of Queen Margaret Hall Ltd, University of Glasgow

Location of Originals

This material is original


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by

Lower level description compiled by members of Glasgow University Archive Service staff

Collection catalogued by Kathryn Mackenzie 6 June 2005. Catalogue converted to Encoded Archival Description by Kathryn Mackenzie 6 June 2005. Amendments made by Alma Topen, Senior Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) and Vikki Laidlaw, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing) 18 February 2007.

Geographical Names