When I was a young kid we used to go up to the Dolan Baths in East Kilbride for a swim every Thursday night. To get there we had to drive by St. Brides and it fascinated me even then. My parents hated it. Fort Apache (sadly now sans bell tower which was demolished [apparently on safety grounds] sometime in the early 80's) as it was known to all is an astonishing brick building.
Pic with tower on the Twentith Century Society's site with accompanying essay about the Practice.http://www.c20society.org.uk/docs/casework/gkc.html
Here's the latest Casework Report on St. Peter's, BTWhttp://www.c20society.org.uk/docs/casework/2007_st_peters_seminary.html
Separate but related is the plight of St. Andrew's College in Bearsden, the residential units of which have been deserted for ages and are in a sad state of repair. I'm not sure if the educational block is still in use...but the building as a whole is now listed as at risk on the 20C Society website. There seems to be plans for a PPP school development on the site but the Grade A listing of the Residences seem to have saved them, viz...
5.3 As previously reported the Council own the site at Bearsden Academy and the preference is to
relocate and build a new school plus associated facilities at St Andrews College. The
identification of the St. Andrew’s Campus site for education emerged as the preferred location for
a new school following an open consultation with the school communities of Bearsden. The
opportunity exists through a carefully executed masterplan to develop a site of high public profile,
widely accessible and appropriate to the high standards of academic excellence achieved within
East Dunbartonshire’s schools. The St Andrews College site is owned by the University of
Glasgow and as such the Council are required to purchase the site from the University at a value
comparable to its development potential and to allow development of a coherent masterplan
including the school to take place. The funding for this project is derived from the redevelopment
of the Bearsden Academy site for 153 private residential units. The redevelopment of St
Andrews College site also requires the sensitive conversion of the former Student Residences,
Grade ‘A’ listed buildings into residential accommodation for sale on the open market.
The above from http://www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk/PDF/Bearsden%20Academy%202/AffordableHousingStatement.pdf