47 Greenhead Street.....Latterly this building was the
'St.Aidens School for older Handicapped Boys'
|This is the former Greenview
School a splendid building which was originally the mansion of the cotton
baron, Dugald McPhail, and dates from 1846. It was bought by the City of
Glasgow in 1959 and the philanthropist James Buchanan left £30,000 for
its conversion into a school, established as the Buchanan institute "
a school for the maintenance and instruction of destitute
( oor Jimmy probably wouldn't be happy its no longer a school, but I'm
sure he would be delighted at the transformation of the building
) The year after the education act of 1872, which made education
compulsory, the delightful 'Young Scholar in studious pose', was
carved in sandstone by William Brodie and placed on top of the
( see photographs )