Stow College

Stow College, New City Road

Stow College, New City Road, image courtesy of Mitchell Library

Opened in 1934 by Glasgow Corporation it was the first purpose built further education college in the city.  Named after  the educationalist David Stow (1793-1864). it provided evening classes for shipyard workers and was known at the time  as a Trades School.

During World War Two the building operated as a Rolls Royce production centre to manufacture aero engines for the war effort

The college has adapted to changing times and now offers a wide range of courses and qualifications. In 2000 a campus was opened in the former Shakespeare St school in Maryhill and is known as Stow West.