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Geilsland House School, Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland

In 1964, the Geilsland House Approved School for Boys was opened at Geilsland Road, Beith, Ayrshire, under the management of the Church of Scotland's Board of Social and Moral Welfare. The premises could accommodate up to 60 boys.

Following the 1968 Social Work (Scotland) Act the establishment was redesignated as a 'List D' School for Senior Boys.

The school ceased operation in 2015 and the property was bought by the Beith Development Community Trust.


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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.