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Merit Certificate awarded by the Scotch Education Department


Merit Certificate presented to Darvel Public School pupil Mary Boyd by the Scotch Education Department for examinations in the 'Three Rs' - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic - as well as Geography, British History, and Nature Knowledge.


In 1872, the Education (Scotland) Act set up a system of schooling for all of Scotland, however the overall administration of the Scotch (later Scottish) Education Department was situated in London until 1939, when headquarters moved north. 

The Dick Institute
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East Ayrshire Council

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