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Queen Margaret University College

A New Home

Queen Margaret University College, currently based at Leith and Corstorphine in Edinburgh, has announced plans to move to a new £50m campus to be built at Craighall, in the south of Musselburgh, close to the A1.

Work on the new 35-acre campus is due to begin in Spring 2005, and the campus is expected to open in 2007.

[Edinburgh Evening News 10 September 2004, p.21]

The New Campus

Work is now about to commence on the new campus.  It is to house over 4,000 students and is expected to open in Autumn 2007.  The 35 acre site is to include:

-  a public square and woodlands.

-   exhibition space.

-  a hotel and student accommodation.

-  a students' union and internet Cafés .

-  sports facilities.

Access from the A1 will be along a newly planted tree-lined avenue.

[Edinburgh Evening News, 15 April 2005, p.23.]

[Herald & Post, 21 April 2005, p.15.]

Edinburgh and Leith Sites

The Gateway Theatre, Leith Walk, will continue to be used by Queen Margaret University College.

After the College moves to Musselburgh:

- around 300 new homes are to be built on their 23-acre site at  Clermiston.

-  the B-Listed former Leith Academy school at Duke Street is to be sold and is likely to be developed as housing.

Leith Academy

Leith Academy, Leith Links  -  A Valentine Postcard ©


[Edinburgh Evening News 15 April 2005, p.23.]

History of the College

1875:  The college started as the Edinburgh School as Cookery

1971:  It was re-named Queen Margaret College

[Edinburgh Evening News 15 April 2005, p.23.]



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