Robert Smillie Memorial Primary was built in 1957 in the Strutherhill area of Larkhall. It is named after Robert Smillie, an Irishman from Belfast, who toiled tirelessly for better conditions for miners and their families. He believed greatly in the importance of a good education and provided free school books to the children of Larkhall miners. He entered politics to further the cause of the miners and was a leading light and founding member of the Scottish Labour Party alongside Keir Hardie . He also sat on the inaugural board of directors of the Save the Children Fund. He died in 1947 in Dumfries. To this day his memory is kept alive through his great grandson Blair Smillie who was part of the opening ceremony for the new Robert Smillie Memorial Primary opened in 2010.

Mr. Roland Peck

Head Teacher

Miss. Fiona McPherson

Depute Head Teacher

Mrs. Gillian Kelly

Principal Teacher

Mrs. Kay Macfarlane

Primary 1 Teacher

Miss. Sarah Inglis

Primary 1/2 Teacher

Miss. Rachel Simpson

Primary 2 Teacher (NQT)

Mrs. Pauline Cassie

Primary 3 Teacher

Mrs. Mhairi Quigley

Primary 4/5 Teacher

Mrs. Gillian Adams

Primary 5/6 Teacher

Mrs. Donna Darby-Hurst

Primary 5/6 Teacher

Mrs. Gail Dick

Primary 6 Teacher

Mrs. Jacqueline Freeland

Primary 7 Teacher

Mr. Omar Kettlewell

Primary 7 Teacher

Ms. Fiona Scott

Primary Teacher

Mrs. Janice Murphy

Primary Teacher

Mrs. Pauline Brown

Primary Teacher

Mrs. Jeniffer Murray

Primary Teacher

Mrs. Sandra McCollum

Nurture Teacher

Jigsaw House

Mrs. Denise Glen

Early Years Worker (Nurture)

Jigsaw House

Ms. Donna Mackie

Team Leader (School Support Staff)

Miss. Kirsty Roebuck

School Support Assistant

Mrs. Elaine Nelson

School Support Assistant

Mrs. Elizabeth Walker

School Support Assistant

Miss. Sophie Hunter

School Support Assistant

Mrs. Alison MacDonald

School Support Assistant

Mrs. Ann Mackinnon

School Support Assistant

Mrs. Lesley-Anne Owens

School Support Assistant

Ms. Rhona Hale

Early Years Team Leader

Miss. Carla Donnelly

Early Years Worker

Miss. Erin Cunningham

Early Years Worker

Miss. Alex McMahon

Early Years Worker

Miss. Ashleigh Donnelly

Early Years Worker

Miss. Emma Young

Early Years Worker

Miss. Louise Finnie

Early Years Worker

Mrs. Taz Akhtar

Early Years Support Assistant

Miss. Danielle Campbell

Young Apprentice