Keil School


Dumbarton, Scotland

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Keil School Motto 

The symbol for Keil School

With the School motto: "Persevere in Hope"

Keil School, Dumbarton, Scotland.

The school opened on the 29th November 1915 as Kintyre Technical College, Keil House, Southend, near Campbelltown in Argyll.  After a fire destroyed the originally building in Southend it was re-located and opened in Dumbarton as Keil School in 1925.    The school took a lease on Helenslee House, a 50 acre site on the banks of the River Clyde.  Helenslee House was originally the property of the ship building family Dennys of Dumbarton.

Keil School was a independent secondary school with boarding and day pupils for around 160 to 200 pupils.  The school was an all boys school up until 1978, when it became co-educational.

Keil School closed in July 2000.  Currently the school building and site lie unoccupied. 

For those interested in reading more of the history of the school, it is worthwhile trying and track down a copy of "A History of Keil School" published in 1993, Author Roddy MacAskill - Printer by the Edinburgh Press Ltd.

Do you know some one in this photograph of the school from around 1975?

Some interesting links on the School:

  • Keil School Photographs



  • KSOB Official Website
  • The Mackinnon Macneill Trust