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Mountmarle farm and Field Laboratory, 1951-1990

Identifier: EUA IN23/1/4/7

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Fonds:

Comprises administrative, financial and estates records of ABRO, as well as reports, publications and press cuttings. There is also a large amount of research data, including the working papers of the scientist St Clair Taylor.


  • Creation: 1951-1990

Conditions Governing Access

This material is held offsite. As such we need advance notice of any consultation. The lead time will be dependent on the quantity and complexity of what is requested. Please contact the Archives Manager in the first instance.

Certain restrictions apply.

Biographical / Historical

Mountmarle, a farm six miles south of Edinburgh near the village of Roslin, was taken over by ABRO for use as a pig station in 1947. In 1950, a Field Laboratory was built adjacent to Mountmarle, permitting the application to farm animals, predominantly sheep, of more controlled research techniques than those feasible under extensive farm conditions.


From the Sub-Fonds: 7.5 linear metres (56 'A' boxes)

Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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