Looking back: Work begins on midwifery college 1984

Work begins on digging out the foundations for what would become the Fife College of Nursing and Midwifery on Kirkcaldys  Forth Avenue.
Work begins on digging out the foundations for what would become the Fife College of Nursing and Midwifery on Kirkcaldys Forth Avenue.

Work begins on digging out the foundations for what would become the ‘Fife College of Nursing and Midwifery’ on Kirkcaldy’s Forth Avenue.

A familiar sight to anyone arriving in the Lang Toun by train, the first spade was wielded by chief area nursing officer Sheila McDade in April of 1984, when the plans were revealed for the £2.5 million project which was built by Wimpey Construction.

There would be places for 600 trainees with space for 100 to live on site at the building, which was to replace the former facility in the grounds of Victoria Hospital.

It finally opened in 1986 and was eventually taken over by the University of Dundee.