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History of the School

Braidwood Primary is in the process of being rebuilt, therefore we are currently in a decant situation in the original Crawforddyke Primary School, Eastfield Road, Carluke.

We hope to be in our school of the future, in Term 1 session 2015 - 2016.

The original building, a traditional sandstone design is situated in Braidwood Road. It has recently been converted into housing.

Braidwood Primary School

Our rounded, semi-open plan building was opened in 1974. The outer circle of the school accommodated 7 class bases, two open areas and an ICT computer suite. The inner circle had two open areas, one for use by P.1-3 pupils and one for use by P.4 pupils. It also had a well resourced fiction and non-fiction library. The carpeted centre circle was used for P.E, drama and assemblies. The design of the school helped to pull the school community together well.

When this building opened in 1974 only two of the class bases were used to accommodate the pupil roll which at the time was around 40 pupils. Miss Torrance was appointed Head Teacher of the new school. Miss Torrance remained in post for over 20 years until her retirement in June 1997.

The school roll grew steadily. In 1997 when Mrs. Lynas took over as Head Teacher, the roll had risen to 121.