Ancestry UK

Langlands Park School, Port Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

On 2 July 1962, the Langlands Park Approved School for Girls was formally certified to operate in premises at Glasgow Road, Port Glasgow, Lanarkshire — the building had previously housed the Carnegie Park Orphanage. The new school was run by the Church of Scotland.

Carnegie Park Orphanage, Port Glasgow, early 1900s. © Peter Higginbotham

Following Scotland's 1968 Social Work Act, the establishment became a 'List D' School.

The buildings no longer survive.


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  • None identfied at present — any information welcome.


  • Higginbotham, Peter Children's Homes: A History of Institutional Care for Britain's Young (2017, Pen & Sword)
  • Hyland,Jim Yesterday's Answers: Yesterday's Answers: Development and Decline of Schools for Young Offenders (1993, Whiting and Birch)
  • Millham, S, Bullock, R, and Cherrett, P After Grace — Teeth: a comparative study of the residential experience of boys in Approved Schools (1975, Chaucer Publishing)
  • None identified at present.