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Reference number: 1605

Date: 1903, November 9

Sound: silent

Original format: 35mm

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 2.30 mins

Description: King Edward VII lays the foundation stone for the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. Queen Alexandra is also present.

The Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College had been created in 1882 by the amalgamation of Anderson's College, the Mechanics' Institution, the College of Science and Art, the Young Chair of Technical Chemistry, Allan Glen's Institution and the Atkinson Institution. The building was designed by David Barclay and opened by King Edward VII in 1903. The college became the Royal Technical College in 1912, and was affiliated with the University of Glasgow. In 1964 it was granted university status as the University of Strathclyde. [with acknowledgement to 'The Glasgow Story' for further information http://www.theglasgowstory.com, last accessed 9/11/2017]

Shotlist: No title. Shots of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra on platform (0.18); Edward VII smooths cement onto foundation stone of Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College using trowel. Top layer of stone is swung over (1.28); The King and Queen wave to the crowds. Spectators give three cheers (1.53); General views as stone is lowered. King and Queen talk to officials, etc. (2.24)