The History of Leith

March 17, 2012

From the Records-1909-Education

6 May 1610.—Mr Thomas Barclay is requistecl
to send his servant to Aberdene for
ane man to be reader and musiciauer, 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).
(Xote.—The Kirk Session had the duty of providing
for education in the Parish as the School Boards
now have. 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).

source-South Leith Church

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