West of Scotland Agricultural College

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

West of Scotland Agricultural College

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Description area

Dates of existence

1899-1990

History

The West of Scotland Agricultural College was established in 1899, on the merger of the Scottish Dairy Institute and the agricultural department of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College.

In 1900, the College was located in Blythswood Square, Glasgow. In 1927, the estate of Auchincruive, Ayr, belonging to the late John Hannah of Girvan Mains, Girvan, was presented to the College. Initially, the Blythswood site was a major centre for teaching and administration whilst the Auchincruive site was devoted to activities such as farming, poultry husbandry, horticulture and estate forestry. In 1974, the Blythswood Square site was closed.

In 1990, the College became part of the Scottish Agricultural College.

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Glasgow, Scotland

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Internal structures/genealogy

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Relationships area

Related entity

Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College | Department of Agriculture (? - 1899)

Identifier of the related entity

C0306

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

1899

Description of relationship

In 1899, the Department of Agriculture merged with the Scottish Dairy Institute to form the West of Scotland Agricultural College.

Related entity

Berry, Reginald Arthur, b. 1876, Professor of Agricultural Chemistry, West of Scotland Agricultural College, Glasgow

Identifier of the related entity

P0105

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

1905 - ?

Description of relationship

Berry was a Professor at the College.

Related entity

Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow (1887-1964)

Identifier of the related entity

C0065

Category of the relationship

associative

Dates of the relationship

From 1899

Description of relationship

For some years after the establishment of the West of Scotland Agricultural College, the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College (later renamed the Royal College of Science and Technology) had representation on the Agricultural College's governing body and contributed to its agricultural courses.

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Control area

Authority record identifier

C0052

Institution identifier

GB 249

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Created by Victoria Peters, February 2010.

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