• ‘Newbattle Conversations’ with Tommy Sheppard MP, 8th November 2018 - Newbattle Abbey College is looking forward to welcoming Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, to the college for the fourth event in a series of ‘Newbattle Conversations’. The event, a discussion on the Current Political Climate in Scotland, will take place on Thursday 8 November 2018 from 6-8pm at the college. Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm onwards. The event [...]
  • Life-Changing Day at Newbattle Abbey College - Saturday 1st September will be a day to remember for students at Newbattle Abbey College in Midlothian. The annual Awards Ceremony took place and certificates, diplomas and awards were presented by the Principal of the College, Marian Docherty. The students graduated across a wide range of disciplines including Arts and Social Sciences, Rural Skills and Celtic Studies. Dr Richard Butt, [...]
  • Read Newbattle News August 2018 - Read all about it! The latest newsletter, containing: Message from the Principal; Plugging the Gaelic Skills Gap; Seeing the Wood and the Trees; News of the first Newbattle Literacy Festival; Boost for Adult Achievement Awards.
  • The Scotsman: Newbattleabbey College rural skills course ‘groundbreaking’ - EVERYONE loves trees – and everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy spending time in forests and ­woodlands. We know that better than most here at Newbattle Abbey ­College, with our glorious setting in a ­beautiful 125 -acre estate, including Lord Ancrum’s Wood.
  • Gaelic Weekend – 25th and 26th August - Come and experience a weekend packed full of activities to improve and develop your Gaelic. Over the weekend you will have the chance to: - plant outdoors in our Community Garden with Rona Lawson - go on a tour of Newbattle Abbey College where the Declaration of Arbroath was drafted - join in a step dance session with Joy Dunlop [...]
  • Praise for adult achievement awards - The Scottish Government has confirmed its ongoing support for the Adult Achievement Awards during a conference at Newbattle Abbey College. Shirley-Anne Somerville, minister for further education, higher education and science, made the announcement about the Scotland-wide scheme, which is offered by Newbattle, during her keynote speech at the college’s fifth national Adult Learning Conference.
  • The Scotsman: Transforming lives at Newbattle Abbey College - Marion Doherty has been appointed as new principal and chief executive at Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland's national centre of excellence for adult learning. In this article she acknowledges the long history of Newbattle Abbey and describes the transformative impact that the college can make through its educational programmes and partnerships.
  • Apply Now – Beekeeping for Beginners - This course is designed for those interested in starting up as a beekeeper. It would also be of interest to gardeners who would like to contribute to the survival of the bee and those who are interested in the healing properties of hive by products such as pollen, propylis and honey.
  • Preparation for FE – come and join us! - Join us at Newbattle Abbey College to learn new skills and gain confidence to progress with your learning or employment goals in 2018. This course offers a clear route into further study of social sciences and other subject areas. It offers you the chance to develop essential core skills in ICT, literacy and numeracy and to study politics, sociology, psychology, [...]
  • Newbattle celebrates 80th birthday - Ann Southwood was praised for her "outstanding leadership and tenacity in office" by John Swinney as Newbattle Abbey College celebrated its 80th anniversary with a reception at the Scottish Parliament. The event was hosted by Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie, who announced that Marian Docherty, current Depute Principal, will replace Ann Southwood when she stands down as Principal [...]