The History of Leith

August 10, 2011

Providing for education

6 May 1610.-—Mr Thomas Barclay is requisted to send his servant to Aberdene for ane man to be reader and musicianer, and the Session orders him to have twelf pound for his expensis. Siclyk the minister is desyred to vryt for a mr. (i.e., master).
(Note.—The Kirk Session had the duty of providing for education in the Parish. There were two schools, viz., -a grammar school, and a vulgar or music school. The former was taught by a master, the latter by the Reader or Session Clerk.)

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