The History of Leith

February 14, 2014

Education in 1610

6 May 1610.—Mr Thomas Barclay is re-quisted 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 yryt for a mr. (i.e., master).
(Note. —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 Records

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