Fife Council Archive Centre


School Records

The catalogue can be searched on the Fife Council website (select A in the A-Z list, then Archives enquiries).

Log books contain entries concerning the curriculum, staffing, school buildings, inspection reports and other related items. Only in very rare cases are pupils mentioned by name.

Most log books date from about 1874 (following the Education (Scotland) Act of 1872) or from the founding of the school, but a few commence in 1863. The requirement to keep a Log Book was removed in the 1950s, but many schools continued with them until much later.

School Boards were created by the Education (Scotland) Act 1872 and were responsible for the staffing, curriculum, attendance and the premises. A few pupils are named, particularly in regard to attendance matters. School Boards were abolished in 1919 when responsiblity for these matters was transferred to the County Education Authority. There are a few School Management Committee records which continue up to c.1930.

There are, in general, no admissions or attendance records for the schools concerned.

There may be several schools at each of the locations listed below. Each will have a separate series of records.

There is a guide to the holdings of school records on the Fife Council website (select A in the A-Z list, then Archives enquiries).

A - C D - L M - W

School Board Minute Books School Log Books
Abdie yes yes
Aberdour yes
Anstruther yes yes
Arncroach yes
Auchterderran yes yes
Auchtermuchty yes
Auchtertool yes yes
Balcurvie yes
Ballingry yes yes
Balmerino yes yes
Balmullo yes
Beath yes
Blairhall yes
Boarhills yes
Boreland yes
Buckhaven yes
Burntisland yes yes
Cairneyhill yes
Cameron yes yes
Cardenden yes
Carnbee yes yes
Carnock yes yes
Cellardyke yes
Ceres yes yes
Chapel yes
Charlestown yes
Cluny yes
Coaltown of Balgonie yes
Colinsburgh yes
Collessie yes yes
Cowdenbeath yes
Craigrothie yes
Crail yes yes
Creich yes yes
Crombie yes
Crossford yes
Crossgates yes yes
Culross yes
Cults yes
Cupar yes yes
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Dairsie yes yes
Denhead yes
Dunbog yes
Dunduf yes
Dunfermline yes yes
Dunino yes
Dunshalt yes
Dysart yes yes
East Wemyss yes
Elie yes yes
Falkland yes yes
Ferryport-on-Craig yes yes
Flisk yes
Forgan yes yes
Freuchie yes
Gateside yes
Glencraig yes
Halbeath yes
Hillend yes
Inverkeithing yes yes
Kelty yes
Kemback yes yes
Kennoway yes yes
Kilconquhar yes yes
Kilmany yes yes
Kilrenny yes
Kincardine on Forth yes
Kinghorn yes yes
Kinglassie yes yes
Kingsbarns yes yes
Kingskettle yes yes
Kirkcaldy yes yes
Kirkforthar yes
Ladybank yes
Largo yes yes
Lassodie yes
Leslie yes yes
Letham yes
Leuchars yes
Leven yes yes
Limekilns yes yes
Lochgelly yes yes
Lochore yes
Logie yes yes
Lumphinnans yes
Lundin Mill yes
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Markinch yes yes
Methil yes
Milesmark yes
Milton of Balgonie yes
Monimail yes
Moonzie yes yes
Newburgh yes yes
Newburn yes yes
New Gilston yes
Newport yes
North Queensferry yes
Oakley yes yes
Pitlessie yes
Pittenweem yes yes
Preston yes
Radernie yes yes
Rosyth yes
St. Andrews yes yes
St. Monance yes yes
Saline yes yes
Scoonie yes
Smithygreen yes
Springfield yes yes
Star yes
Steelend yes
Strathkinness yes
Strathmiglo yes yes
Tayport yes
Thornton yes
Torryburn yes
Tulliallan yes
Wellwood yes
Wemyss yes yes
Wormit yes