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  My ancestor was a university student

Universities and colleges
Scotland’s medieval universities were St Andrews (founded 1411), Glasgow (1451) and Aberdeen (1495), Edinburgh (1583) and Marischal College (1593) – Marischal merged later with Aberdeen University. Technical colleges developed in the nineteenth century, most notably in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The twentieth century saw the proliferation of technical colleges and other higher education establishments in many Scottish towns. In the 1960s new universities were created at Dundee, Edinburgh (Heriot Watt), Glasgow (Strathclyde) and Stirling. The records of universities and higher education colleges are largely held by the institutions themselves.

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Information about university students and graduations are held by individual universities themselves. For contact details and/or websites of individual universities go to the SCAN Directory.