Pitsligo School's log book

This guide was last updated in 2009

Pitsligo School's log book, Aberdeenshire

Log books were weekly diaries that recorded all kinds of day to day information. The Scottish Archive Network’s “Virtual Vault” includes the complete log book of Pitsligo School, from the coastal parish in Aberdeenshire, from 1874 to 1912. The easily readable pages are simply scanned in and you can flick forward or back, one page at a time.

It includes the names and duties of the headmaster, school teachers and monitors, copies of the annual inspection reports from 1875 to 1909, plus details of curriculum, textbooks, and religious instruction.

The head also carefully noted attendance and reasons for absence, which often related to the farming calendar. This serves both as a case study and a window on parish life.

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