The History of Leith

June 13, 2011

School Holidays in 1720

28 July 1720.—The Scholars of the Grammar Schooll having presented a Petition for the usual Harvest Vacance, The Session allows the same to be granted for Three weeks after the first of August next, And the Session to meet in the Schooll on Monday next for that effect.
(Note.—This Minute indicates that the ” vacance ” was arranged so that the children might assist at the harvest.)

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