NS2160 : Largs Campus

taken 3 years ago, near to Largs, North Ayrshire, Great Britain

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Largs Campus
Largs Campus
Part of the campus can be seen across the golf range at Inverclyde national Sports Training Centre. The former Largs Academy building can be seen near the centre with the island of Great Cumbrae in the distance.

The golf section of the centre is currently closed and undergoing major redevelopment.
Largs Campus :: NS2159

Largs Campus was opened in early 2018 by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. It is the new home for Largs Academy, Largs Primary School, St Marys Primary School and Largs Early Years Centre. It is located on Alexander Avenue.

Largs Academy is the secondary school which serves the town of Largs and the villages of Fairlie, Skelmorlie and the island of Cumbrae. Dining facilities are shared by all of the establishments on the campus.

Parts of the campus are also open to the public, under the KA Campus Largs brand LinkExternal link , which offers several facilities...

* Two four court multi-use sports halls for all indoor sports (Can be opened to 8 courts)
* Two double court multi-use sports halls for all indoor sports
* Large Dance Studio
* Fitness suite
* 250 & 350 seater theatre spaces
* Community & Meeting Rooms
* 7 a-side 3g astroturf

Former Largs Academy :: NS2059

Largs Academy was a non-denominational high school, located on Flatt Road in the town of Largs from 1970 until 2018, when it closed and moved to a new shared campus facility nearby.

It had a capacity for 1200 pupils who came from six feeder primary schools; St. Mary's Primary School, Brisbane Primary School, Cumbrae Primary School, Fairlie Primary School, Kelburn Primary School and Skelmorlie Primary School. Placement requests were also considered from other nearby towns.

The school was extended in 2008. Accommodation included general classrooms, various practical rooms, an assembly hall which doubled as the main examination hall, two dining halls, a library/resource centre, a computer suite, a medical room, a Guidance suite and Support for Learning and Pupil Support bases etc. The PE facilities include a games hall, gymnasium, activity room, two all‐weather sports pitches and a playing field.

Famous former pupils include GB Ryder Cup winning Captain, Sam Torrance and actress Daniela Nardini.

Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre

Scotland's national sports training centre on the outskirts of Largs caters for multiple indoor and outdoor sports. Wheelchair accessible throughout, it also offers residential accommodation and conference facilities.

The centre was the brainchild of the late Lord Inverclyde, after whom it was named (it should be noted that it is not located in the adjacent Inverclyde Council area). Lord Inverclyde was the president of the Scottish Council for Physical Recreation until his death in 1957. The centre was opened by Queen Elizabeth in 1958 and was largely rebuilt and extended in 2017/17.

It is used primarily by elite sportsmen, including the national football team, but is also open to members of the public.

Inverclyde web site: LinkExternal link

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Date Taken
Saturday, 16 June, 2018   (more nearby)
Friday, 6 July, 2018
Geographical Context
Sport, Leisure  Suburb, Urban fringe  Islands  Estuary, Marine 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2131 6023 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:48.1325N 4:51.1486W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 2150 6026
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