- Legal documents 1901
- Constitution of the Marine Biological Association of the West of Scotland
- Annual reports 1912 -1991
- Promotional material c.1985-c.late 1990s
University Marine Biological Station Millport
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- Dates of Creation1901-1990s
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- Language of MaterialEnglish.
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Administrative / Biographical History
In the mid 19th century Millport was established as a significant area for biological research by David Robertson , a naturalist from Cumbrae, who studied the highly varied habitats of flora and fauna from the waters of the Clyde Sea. At Robertson's instigation more and more scientists came to study at Millport and in 1885 the'Ark', a floating laboratory, was drawn up on the shore. In 1897 a permanent marine research station was built and staffed leading to the formal foundation of the Millport Marine Biological Station. However, in 1901 its name was changed to the Marine Biological Association of the West of Scotland and given an official constitution. In the 1940s the station was re-named again to the Scottish Marine Biological Station, but was given the name under which it is now known in 1970, when Glasgow University in partnership with University College London, assumed responsibility for it. Today the University Marine Biological Station Millport is dedicated to providing excellence in teaching Marine Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Since its inception in 1970 , more than 20,000 visiting students have benefited from this facility.
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Subfonds level description compiled by Natalie Milne, archives assistant, January 2002 and John O'Brien, archives assistant, October 2002 .