• 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.
  • 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 [...]
  • Gaelic Weekend – 28 & 29/4/18 - 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 -participate in a grammar workshop with Michel Byrne -sing with Gillebride Mac’Illemhaoil [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • ENCRYPTED NEWBATTLE – poetry, stories, open mic, 25th Oct - An evening of spoken word, poetry and stories in the Crypt at Newbattle Abbey College. All local poets, writers, singers and listeners welcome. Performance slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis- please select a performer ticket when you book. A bar will be available. We are hoping that this might be our first step in the [...]
  • Read Newbattle News, September 2017 - Read all about it: Welcome....and soon farewell; the Annual Awards Ceremony; A tribute to Zigi Sapietis, Gaelic course in Heart of Midlothian; a new chair of the trustees; and cool energy news.