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Tynepark Training Home for Girls / Tynepark School, Haddington, EastLothian, Scotland

In around 1911, the Church of Scotland established a Training Home for Girls at Tynepark House, Poldrate, Haddington, East Lothian. It provided accommodation for up to 24 girls from dangerous surroundings or needing training, aged 16-18 at their date of admission.

Former Tynepark Home for Girls, Haddington, c.2013.

On 1 October 1945, the establishment was certified to operate as an Approved School, receiving girls placed under detention by a juvenile court.

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

The school closed in 1983. The property is now believed to be in private residential use.


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