Craigmillar Schools, East Edinburgh Education Building, Architect, Photo, Scottish Design Development

Craigmillar School Edinburgh

Niddrie Mill & St Francis Primary Schools Craigmillar, Lothian, southeast Scotland, UK.

11 Mar 2009

Design: Elder & Cannon Architects

slot view brise soleil south facade

Photos by Keith Hunter, 11 Mar 2009:

Niddrie Mill & St Francis Primary Schools

external view dining hall central space

Niddrie Mill & St Francis Primary Schools walkway view from north

Client / Employer: PARC Craigmillar Developments Ltd.

Dates built: 2007-08

Design: Elder & Cannon Architects, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.

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images from Pagoda PR, 071008

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photos © Adrian Welch, 120108

The Craigmillar School photographs were taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: [email protected]

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images from Elder & Cannon architects, 22 May 2006


Craigmillar School

Castlebrae Secondary School, Craigmillar
Date: 2007-
John McAslan + Partners

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building photos © Frazer Hay, April 2008

New learning centre in Craigmillar

IntoUniversity Craigmillar opened in April 2021, providing additional educational support to young people aged 7–18 living in an area traditionally associated with social deprivation.

The establishment of the new learning centre in Craigmillar to respond to educational disadvantage and improve access to higher education and training and is a ground-breaking collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, the University of Glasgow and education charity IntoUniversity.

It is one of three new centres to be established in Scotland through the partnership, with two more based in Glasgow.

Support for young people is provided through free after-school academic tuition, mentoring with university students and local professionals, in-school aspiration-raising workshops and work experience opportunities.

The centre is inclusive of all academic abilities and aims to help young people to achieve a university/college place or another positive destination.

This Edinburgh education facility is managed day-to-day by IntoUniversity, who currently run 35 centres across England and Scotland.

71% of school leavers who attended existing IntoUniversity centres in 2020 went on to progress to university, compared with 26% of students from similar backgrounds nationally.


Craigmillar Buildings

Craigmillar Buildings

Craigmillar Regeneration Craigmillar Craigmillar Estate
photo © Adrian Welch

Craigmillar Craigmillar housing
photos © Adrian Welch Jan 2008

Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle photos by Adrian Welch

Craigmillar Regeneration
The City of Edinburgh Council are currently working on a European project entitled LUDA (Large Urban Distressed Areas) which is looking at approaches to Urban Regeneration in different European States. The Council case study centres on Craigmillar.

Edinburgh Architecture

Contemporary Edinburgh Architectural Designs – recent selection from e-architect:

Scottish Parliament

Missoni Hotel Edinburgh

New Town Harvey Nichols

EDI are working on massive housing plans in the area, including landscaping plans to the south-east of the ‘new’ Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

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