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Forfar Female Industrial School, Forfar, Angus (Forfarshire), Scotland

The Forfar Female Industrial School was established in 1852 and occupied premises at 31 Lour Road, Forfar. Unlike a number of other establishments of its type, the institution remained a day-school and did not provided residential accommodation for any of its pupils. It was thus never accredited as a Certified Industrial School to receive children committed by magistrates to detention.

Miss McKay was teacher at the school from 1869 to 1878, and Miss Chapman from 1878 onwards.

The school closed in 1890. The property is understood now to be in private residential use.


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