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Until 1872, elementary education in Scotland was funded and provided for at parish level by the Kirk. An example is the parish school at Cleish, Kinross-shire, built in 1835.

By 1872, a series of secessions from the Church of Scotland and an increasing Roman Catholic population, had led to a mish-mash of provision which was neither standardised nor comprehensive.

In 1872, schooling came under state control and local authority operation. Elsewhere in Cleish parish, at Gairney Bridge, was the school where the poet Michael Bruce once taught.

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