ⓘ Gordon Barracks


ⓘ Gordon Barracks

The barrack buildings, which were built by J and W Wittet between 1933 and 1935, are located around the barrack square.

Made of dressed granite blocks, two-storey Central building, once used as the Junior ranks club, is typical of the style with three bays and a rectangular shape. Roof, crowstepped and slated. It has a very Grand Royal coated arms tripartite above, detail of pediment. Other listed buildings include: the Medical reception centre, three barracks, a guard room, gate piers and gates, married quarters, officers mess and sports hall. The barracks became the depot of the Gordon highlanders, who moved from Castlehill barracks, as soon as they opened in 1935.

The barracks became a regional centre for infantry training as the highland brigade depot in 1960. In 1970, after the formation of the Scottish division, the highland brigade adult recruits, was removed to the depot of the Scottish division in Glencorse barracks, Penicuik. Young soldiers from the lowland brigade moved from Glencorse to Gordon barracks on the same day. The barracks are closed for training the younger soldiers in 1986.

Gordon barracks, now used by various organisations including the territorial army signals TP and medical units.

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