Records of the West of Scotland Agricultural College

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Minutes of the Board of Governors and Committees; Articles of Association

Administrative / Biographical History

The West of Scotland Agricultural College has its origins in the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, where a Department of Agriculture was established in 1891, although classes in agriculture had been in existence since 1887 and veterinary surgery and medicine had been taught in the 1830s at Anderson's University. In 1898 the Scotch Education Department drew up a scheme for an Agricultural College in the West of Scotland, to take over the existing agricultural teaching at the Technical College and at Kilmarnock Dairy School and the new College was established in 1899. The Technical College had representation on the Governing Body of the Agricultural College and contributed to the agricultural courses for a number of years after the establishment of the new College.

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Archivist's Note

Archivist's note: Description prepared by Margaret Harrison, Web version by Graham S. Holton, Jordanhill LibraryRules or Conventions: Description based on Scottish Archive Network guidelines, based on ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2000). and Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997)Date of descriptions: October 2007.

Related Material

GB 249 OE/1 Minutes and papers of Board of Governors of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College; GB 249 OE/2 Minutes and papers of Board of Studies of the GWSTC

Geographical Names