Partick Housing Association buries time capsule at new development

Partick Housing Association is well underway building 60 new affordable homes on the site of the former St Peter’s Primary School.

The school closed its doors in 2013, when it merged with nearby Notre Dame Primary School, and for over 100 years was an important institution in Partick that shaped the lives of many local people.

Ex-pupils, teachers and staff from the former St Peter’s Primary School have gathered in Partick to bury a time capsule containing lots of photos, information and artefacts from the old school.

St Peter’s last head teacher, Sadie Traynor, said: “This wonderful school provided continuous education for generations of families living in Partick. It was not just an educational establishment, but the centre of life in the Partick community.

“Everyone in Partick knew that there was always a warm welcome in St Peter’s Primary.  Our social events were always well attended, whether or not you had children at the school and our roof garden was a claim to fame as we were the only school in Glasgow to have one.  Robert Laurenson, our janitor, was a legend, shoveling coal daily into the coal fired boiler.”

Stewart MacKenzie, Partick Housing Association’s chief executive, added: “It’s been great to hear such fond memories about St Peter’s Primary School. We look forward to enriching the lives of people in Partick through providing new affordable homes that meet local housing needs, which are scheduled for completion in summer 2019.”