Robert Douglas Memorial School on Spoutwells Road in New Scone opened in 1935.

Robert Douglas (1859-1929) moved to America at an early age where he founded a company dealing in jam and associated products. He endowed a number of projects in New Scone the place of his birth.

The photograph taken inside the school shows the spades used to remove the first turfs to formally signify the beginning of the building of the school. The turfs were cut by Robert Douglas’s sister and his son Mr. Charles A. Douglas in 1933.

The Polish Army used the School during the war, the plaque on the front of the building being in gratitude for the kindnesses they had received.

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