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TITLE
Grammar School, Grantown On Spey
EXTERNAL ID
PC_GM_POSTCARDS_036
PLACENAME
Grantown on Spey
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie
SOURCE
Grantown Museum
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23286
KEYWORDS
building
buildings
architecture
education
Grammar School, Grantown On Spey

This postcard shows the original Grantown Grammar School building on South Street, Grantown-on-Spey. The building, now Grantown Primary School, was designed by Alexander Marshall MacKenzie and built in 1875. The Grammar School opened just a few years after the passing of the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act, which for the first time made elementary education compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 13.

Alexander Marshall Mackenzie (1848-1933) was an Aberdeen-based architect, whose work was well known in the northeast of Scotland. Marshall MacKenzie's best known work is probably Marischal College in Aberdeen, which he significantly extended between 1893 and 1905. He also designed Crathie church, which was built between 1893 and 1895, and is attended by the royal family on their visits to Balmoral.

Marshall MacKenzie designed several buildings in Grantown-on-Spey, including the Grant Arms Hotel and the town's war memorial.


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Grammar School, Grantown On Spey

MORAYSHIRE: Cromdale, Inverallan and Advie

building; buildings; architecture; education;

Grantown Museum

Grantown Museum Photographic Collection

This postcard shows the original Grantown Grammar School building on South Street, Grantown-on-Spey. The building, now Grantown Primary School, was designed by Alexander Marshall MacKenzie and built in 1875. The Grammar School opened just a few years after the passing of the 1872 Education (Scotland) Act, which for the first time made elementary education compulsory for all children aged between 5 and 13.<br /> <br /> Alexander Marshall Mackenzie (1848-1933) was an Aberdeen-based architect, whose work was well known in the northeast of Scotland. Marshall MacKenzie's best known work is probably Marischal College in Aberdeen, which he significantly extended between 1893 and 1905. He also designed Crathie church, which was built between 1893 and 1895, and is attended by the royal family on their visits to Balmoral.<br /> <br /> Marshall MacKenzie designed several buildings in Grantown-on-Spey, including the Grant Arms Hotel and the town's war memorial. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href="mailto: gosmuseum@btconnect.com">Grantown Museum</a>