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Kirn
Cast iron fountain stand - geograph.org.uk - 837994.jpg

Cast iron fountain stand on the shorefront at Kirn.
Scotland
Scotland
Kirn
Location within Argyll and Bute
Population5,198 (2013 Est) Including; Kirn, Hunters Quay and Sandbank.[1]
OS grid referenceNS 18100 78200
Council area
  • Argyll and Bute
Lieutenancy area
  • Argyll and Bute
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDUNOON, ARGYLL
Postcode districtPA23
Dialling code01369
EU ParliamentScotland
UK Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
Scottish Parliament
  • Argyll and Bute
List of places
UK
Scotland
55°57′44″N 4°54′56″W / 55.962260°N 4.9156898°W / 55.962260; -4.9156898

Kirn; is a village in Argyll and Bute in the Scottish Highlands on the west shore of the Firth of Clyde on the Cowal peninsula. It now forms part of the continuous habitation between Dunoon and Hunters Quay, where the Holy Loch joins the Firth of Clyde. It originally had its own pier and was a regular stop for the Clyde steamer services, bringing holidaymakers to the town, mostly from the Glasgow area.

Kirn Primary School

Kirn Primary School
Kirn logo2.png
Location
,
Scotland
Information
TypePrimary School
Established1881
Head TeacherBarbara Gray[2]
Number of studentsapprox. 200
Website

Kirn Primary School is located in Kirn which is a small village on the outskirts of Dunoon, Scotland. Kirn Primary School has approximately 200 pupils. It is a feeder primary for Dunoon Grammar School. It is part of Argyll and Bute Council.[3] The new buildings are due for completion in Autumn 2017.[4]

History

Kirn primary was built in 1881. Kirn Primary School was an evacuation centre in World War II. On 29 September 1939, 66 evacuee children were enrolled in Kirn Primary School. Such was the demand for a safe haven that the numbers rose so high that the teachers and pupils had to work shifts because the building was unable to house the sheer number of pupils. From 1961 to 1992 there was a large US Navy base at the Holy Loch which meant that there were a lot of American pupils in the school. At its peak the school had over 500 pupils on its roll and had additional buildings.

Early years department

  • The Early years department' has four classes: Pre 5 morning class and an afternoon class, P1a and P1b. The Pre 5 unit was renovated in 2008 and has its own kitchen and garden.
  • The Infants department is made up of P2, P3 and P4 and is based in the far wing of the school.
  • Upper department: Primary 5, 6 and 7 do not stay in one class but move around different classes. Each subject has its own classroom. Each class has a pastoral teacher who is their main point of contact.

Buildings

Kirn primary school was commissioned in 1881 and opened in 1882. In 1955 more classrooms were added. There are currently ten classrooms, six pupil toilets and two disabled toilets. It also has a library, a bike shed, a store room, an office, a lunch hall and a gym hall. The office door used to be the boys entrance and the girls entrance used to be at the front of the school. The grounds have a garden which is used for plants and has seating areas.

Future

There were plans to merge Kirn and two other local schools together.[5][6] The schools are Kirn Primary, Dunoon Primary and St Muns RC Primary.[5] However the plans were shelved in 2013 after consultation.[7] Argyll and Bute Council received funding in March 2015 to build a new school to replace the 1950s building, construction was due to begin in January 2016 with the pupils being decanted to nearby Dunoon Grammar School. The old school was demolished in 2016.[8] The school is currently being rebuilt to modern standards.[9][10]

Dunoon Grammar School

Dunoon Grammar School is situated on Ardenslate Road, next to Cowal Golf Club in Kirn.[11]

Cowal Golf Club

Cowal Golf Club is situated on Ardenslate Road in Kirn, next to Dunoon Grammar School.[12]

Kirn and Hunters Quay Bowling Club

Kirn & Hunters Quay Bowling Club, is situated on Ardenslate Road.[13][14]

Cowal Indoor Bowling Club

The Cowal Indoor Bowling Club is Situated on Ardenslate Road in Kirn.[15]

Kirn Pier

Kirn Pier was demolished, the only buildings left are the shore side entry buildings.[16][17][18]

Kirn Parish Church

Kirn Church is a red sandstone building in the centre of the village.[19]

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Hunter's Quay".
  2. ^ http://www.kirnprimaryschool.co.uk/cms/news/downloaddoc.asp?DocRef=1078&DocCount=25&MediaFolder=letters1314
  3. ^ "Kirn Primary School, Argyll & Bute". Argyll and Bute Council. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 21 February 2011.
  4. ^ Neal/EcoBuildToolbox, Chris. "Welcome". kpsproject.co.uk. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Schools Merger on Track – Despite Parents' Concerns". Dunoon-observer.com. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  6. ^ "If You Tolerate This, Then Your Children May Be Next". Dunoon-observer.com. 8 October 2010. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
  7. ^ "Proposed pre-5 and primary joint campus in Dunoon". Argyll & Bute Council. 3 August 2011. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  8. ^ Council, Argyll and Bute (4 November 2010). "Kirn Primary School".
  9. ^ Council, Argyll and Bute (10 July 2015). "New Kirn Primary".
  10. ^ "Argyll and Bute Council signs contract for £9m primary school – Scottish Construction Now!". 11 April 2016.
  11. ^ "Welcome – Dunoon Grammar School".
  12. ^ www.samteq.co.uk, SAMTEQ. "Cowal Golf Club – Stunning 18 Hole in Cowal, Argyll".
  13. ^ BowlsClub.org. "Kirn & Hunters' Quay Bowling Club".
  14. ^ "Active Scotland".
  15. ^ BowlsClub.org. "Cowal Indoor Bowls Club". Bowlsclub.org. Retrieved 31 January 2017.
  16. ^ duncan.mackintosh@gmail.com, Duncan Mackintosh. "Ports.org.uk / Kirn".
  17. ^ "Dunoon, Kirn, Pier – ScotlandsPlaces".
  18. ^ "Kirn, Leaving The Pier c.1955 – Francis Frith".
  19. ^ "Kirn Parish Church". Kirn Parish Church. Retrieved 14 January 2017.

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