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Low Port Primary School

Low Port Primary School occupies a pleasant situation on the north side of the town, overlooking Linlithgow Loch and Linlithgow Palace on the Peel. The school has 202 pupils and 10 teachers (2012), with a catchment covering the centre of Linlithgow and extending into countryside to the north and south.

This interesting building was constructed as Linlithgow Academy in 1900 and extended in the 1930s but by the 1960s had become too small, so that school moved to new premises in the southwest of the town. The architect was J.G. Fairley and the style is Scots Renaissance. It comprises a long central block with a bellcote and wings to the east and west. In many ways this would be a typical school building for the time were it not for peculiar round towers above separate entrance for boys and girls, which are reminiscent of Falkland Palace. The building was reoccupied as a state-funded primary school in 1973, B-listed in 1992 and sympathetically extended to the rear (loch side) by Robert Matthew Johnson Marshall (RMJM) architects in 2002. The Low Port Centre lies at the entrance.


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