Poll School

Mr. John Campbell was Landlord of St. Catherines Hotel and also Coachdriver from Lochgoilhead to St. Catherines. While he was living in St. Catherine’s there was no proper school, educating children was difficult so Mr. Campbell decided to do something about that. He kept his passengers amused with tales and at the end of the journey he would ask for a donation to contribute to the fund he was raising for a new school at St. Catherines. He donated generously himself as did neighbouring gentry and a grant having been obtained from government. The foundation stone was laid in 1857 with Masonic honours.

Poll School closed on 30th June 1960, pupils and Teacher transferred to Strachur.

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Poll School ca 1880
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Poll school ca 1880
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Poll School playground ca 1940

BACK RIGHT
Paddy McHugh, Donald McNab.

FRONT CENTRE
M McHugh, Myra McNab, Milda Campbell.
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Poll School Playground ca1940

Myra and John McNab
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Poll School ca 1948

BACK ROW
Miss Flora McIntyre (Teacher), Ian Whitton, Archie Mackie, John Fleming, Neil Weir, Allan Munro.

FRONT ROW
Alastair Shaw, Peggy Darroch, Sheena Darroch, Margaret Fleming, Jim Weir.