• Newbattle Conversations: Thurs 31/5/18 - Join us for an interesting evening, where our guest is Danielle Rowley, Scottish Labour Party MP for Midlothian. The conversation will be around engaging young people in politics, the voting age, and local communities. We hope you can join us from 5.30pm for a 6pm start. Tea and coffee will be available. There will be opportunities for questions and discussion. [...]
  • OPEN DAY – Saturday 12th May 2018 - Scotland’s Adult Education College Have you been out of education for a while? Have you been working and want to get a qualification to help you move forward? If so Newbattle Abbey College offers a unique experience to students: ➜ We can offer residential accommodation and a life changing learning experience. ➜ Our courses are tailored to adults with few [...]
  • Midlothian Heritage Week – Sun 13/5/18 - As part of this Heritage Week, we are offering the opportunity for a guided tour of the college. It is a remarkable building with so many interesting stories to tell. Originally the site of a medieval Cistercian Abbey, it became a family home, and in the 20th century Scotland’s national residential college. Please join us and explore its past and [...]
  • Open Day – Sat 12/5/18 - We are opening the college from 11am till 3pm for those who are interested in becoming a student. You may just be thinking about returning to education, in the process of leaving school, or just looking to the future. Come and find out more about the college and the courses we offer. Guided tours will be available on the day.
  • Adult Learning Conference – Tues 24/4/18 - The college is proud to present this national event to celebrate the crucial role of Adult Learning in Scotland. We have several high profile speakers, including Shirley-Anne Somerville, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science. This is a conference that will not only celebrate the role of adult learning, but also plan for its future development.
  • Christmas at Newbattle Abbey - Saturday 25th November 2017 11am – 4pm Newbattle Abbey College welcomes you to a lovely occasion for all the family in our beautiful historic building. 40 stalls selling unique, beautiful and delicious gifts – several are new this year. Festive music, song and poetry Gaelic singing Craft and festive activities for children Soup, snacks and mulled wine Traditional Music Session [...]
  • Newbattle Conversations with Lesley Riddoch - Scotland‘s European Outlook, a lecture by Lesley Riddoch, in the series ‘Newbattle Conversations’ hosted by Newbattle Abbey College. Chair: Iain Macwhirter Date: THURSDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2016 Time: 6.00PM FOR 6.30PM Place: In the drawing room Newbattle Conversations is a 5 year programme promoting academic debate and public discourse on Scotland’s history and its current political wakening. The programme features lectures, [...]
  • Puttin’ On The Blitz - Newbattle Abbey College’s forgotten role as a World War Two training camp is to be celebrated at a major event – and on film. Putting on the Blitz on 10th September will see the launch of a short documentary and book telling the building's remarkable wartime story. The event will also include an exhibition of artefacts and photographs from the [...]
  • ‘Puttin’ on the Blitz’ at Newbattle Abbey College - Saturday 10 September 2016, 10am – 4pm To celebrate the final stages of our exciting Heritage Lottery funded project at Newbattle Abbey College we welcome you to step back in time to share our fascinating World War II history. The day will feature an exhibition, documentary screening, curator’s talk, WWII vehicles, pop-up from the Mobile Military Museum, NAAFI, 1940s entertainment, [...]
  • Midlothian Employment Action Network (MEAN) Conference – 8 June 2016 - Newbattle Abbey College was delighted to host the MEAN Conference, which this year focused on: sharing good practice in recruiting and retaining staff discussing the skills gap in Midlothian and how to respond to it contributing to the MEAN Action Plan Kenneth Lawrie, Chief Executive of Midlothian Council gave the keynote address to an audience of over 90 delegates representing [...]