Newbattle Abbey College was founded in 1937 when the 11th Marquis of Lothian, gifted his 16th Century home to the Scottish nation. This year, we are proud to be celebrating 75 years of providing adults with a second chance to access education.
We are looking forward to welcoming all our students to the new academic year in September. Whether you are studying on our Award, Rural Skills or Celtic Studies programmes or one of our short courses, we hope your time at Newbattle Abbey College will be a fantastic experience. We are recruiting now for all our programmes and welcome your applications.
Newbattle Abbey College has a unique setting in a 16th century mansion house built on the remains of a 12th century Cistercian monastery. It is set in extensive grounds including woodlands, an Italian garden and a Community garden all situated next to the River Esk. This makes it an ideal environment for a residential college which seeks to provide a conducive atmosphere for learning. We have a friendly and committed team of tutors, administration and facilities staff who are always approachable.
We offer a range of activities and courses throughout the year so keep in touch to find out what is going on. Over the next year, we will be developing aspects of our Pan Celtic Programme which will include short courses, musical festivals and events.