• 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 [...]
  • Newbattle meets with Education Minister - The Principal and Deputy Principal of Newbattle Abbey College met Angela Constance, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, at the National Strategic Forum for Adult Learning on Thursday 3rd December 2015. Pictured here with Angela Constance, are some members of the Forum who are working with partners to take forward the Statement of Ambition for Adult Learning in Scotland. [...]
  • Newbattle Conversations – “Scotland into Europe – high and low roads” - ‘Newbattle Conversations’ First Annual Lecture “Scotland into Europe – high and low roads” with Professor Neal Ascherson Tuesday, 3 November 2015, 5.30pm for 6.00pm 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 awakening. The programme will feature annual lectures on topics relevant to the post-Referendum [...]
  • Gaelic Family Day – Saturday 26 September 2015 - Latha Gaelic airson Teaghlaich Disathairne 26mh Sultain 2015 Gaelic Family Day Saturday 26 September 2015 10.00am - 3.00pm Songs and stories for younger children, singing for adults, outdoor games, try musical instruments, dance for all the family, den-making and storytelling. Practical Gaelic sessions to help you speak to your children in Gaelic and tours of the college. Most activities will [...]
  • Newbattle Abbey College’s Adult Achievement Awards - In 2014, Newbattle Abbey College was asked by SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) and Education Scotland to develop Adult Achievement Awards, based on the model of Youth Achievement Awards. The awards will enable adults to be gain a national qualification for their learning. This development was overseen by a national steering committee, which consulted widely on the proposed award. [...]
  • Learning & Careers Fair – 28th May - Thinking of further education or embarking on a new career. Why not come along to the Learning and Careers Fair, held on the 28th May from 2pm to 6pm at the Dalkeith Library and Arts Centre? It's a free drop-in event, there's no need to book. Come along and be inspired! Talk to training providers Advice on college and university [...]