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Next Meeting of the F.P. Association

The next meeting of The Gordon Schools’ Former Pupils’ Association will be held at the offices of Rizza’s factory in Steven Road, Huntly, on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 7 p.m. The agenda is to be announced.

 

Two Former Pupils Retire

Last orders were taken last week after nearly fifty years at the bar.

The Huntly Express, 21/04/17 

 

Congratulations to Rizza’s of Huntly

Congratulations to owners of Rizza’s of Huntly, Philip and Nora Morrison, on being awarded ‘The Herald’ Rural Family Business of the year. They are pictured with family members Fiona and Donald. Nora Morrison is President of the Former Pupils’ Association. Press cuttings:

Rizza’s 1 Rizza’s 2

Huntly Express

 

Guest Book Signed

John A.M. Bisset - ”Attended school 9/1939 for a year ... Remember my friend John Law.”

Alan Gordon - ”I attended the Gordon Schools between 1982 and 1986. I was in Gordon House.”

Sharon Gray (nee Taylor) - ”I attended Gordon Secondary School from 1985 ...”

Darren Millar - ”Hello. Is it me you’re looking for?”

Joyce McGroarty (nee Finlay) - ”Great to find Lorna Chisholm ...”

Steven Arthur (Bushy) - ”sorry I missed the school reunion ...”

Heather Small (Anton) - ”Happy memories!!”

Glynis Lorina Eastmond - ”Was at the school from 1956 to 1960. ...”

Carol McCartie - ”I was a pupil 1974 - 1979.”

Charles MacPherson - He asks:”Anne McCauley Aren’t you Charlie Smith’s sister?”

George Riddoch - better known as Ridgy - attended The Gordon Schools from 1939 to 1951.

Brian Sandison: ”I remember about half the faces in Stanley’s photo of 1A boys 1959/60 ...”

J. Brown, 2004 to 2009, presently at Abertay University.

Philip Roger, 1968 to 69, Fairhall Farm, ”looking to get in touch with the Paterson family who lived at the end of our driveway”.

Maureen Newlands, nee Richards, 1962 to 1966.

This entry in the Guest Book is from Charlie McPherson: ”Nice to see some of the old class mates in the photos!”

David Smart signed the Guest Book (09/07/15). He is hoping that someone may have photographs of 1a girls and 1c girls (1959/60).

Stanley T. Fraser signed the Guest Book (28/06/15). He offers to share a photograph of class 1a boys from 1959/60. (The photograph has now been received. Thank you, Stan Fraser. Please click to see 1a boys - 1959/60.)

The Guest Book has been signed by Willson Raeburn Morrison. In his message he mentions John Anderson, Gordon Beverley and Ann Begg.

On February 11th, 2015, the Guest Book was signed by Jimmy Mason (”... recalling fond memories”) and Robert Wilson, who now lives in London.

Fiona Morrison signed the Guest Book on May 26th, 2015. She was a pupil at The Gordon Schools from 1966 to 1969.

 Class of 1959-1960

David Smart has made available the photograph of class 1b from session 1959-1960. To view, please click on the link:

Class 1b 1959-60

David has asked if anyone can make available an equivalent photograph of class 1a or 1c from that same session for placing on the website. See Guest Book. A photograh of 1a boys has been made available by Stan Fraser. Please click to view: 1a boys - 1959/60.

He has also passed on the whole school panorama from 1955. This is on the photographic page of the website. Panoramas

Angela Shearer MBE

 

Angela Shearer received her MBE from the Queen at the Palace of Holyrood in June. 

175th Celebrations: Vintage Night

As part of the 175th Anniversary celebrations of the founding of The Gordon Schools, a Vintage Night was held in June.

For further details see: Vintage Night Poster

Introduction

A welcome from the President.

 

The Association

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Next Meeting 2017

The next meeting of the Former Pupils’ Association will be held on Monday, September 25th, 2017, at 7 p.m. at the offices of Rizza’s icecream factory in Steven Road, Huntly. The agenda is to be announced. 
 
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Magazines

The 2014 edition of 'The School Road' has been printed and is now on sale.

 

School Prizes, Awards, Bequests and Bursaries

The Former Pupils’ Association of The Gordon Schools holds in trust and administers a number of school prizes, awards, bequests and bursaries.

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School Prizegiving

The following awards are administered by the Former Pupils’ Association of The Gordon Schools:

  • Former Pupils’ Association Medal for Dux of The Gordon Schools.
  • Alexander Watt Prize in Higher Information Systems.
  • Hugh Tait Prize in Higher English.
  • Prize for Best improved pupil in English (year 3 and year 4).

Awards, Bursaries and Bequests

Alexander Watt Bursary

Arrangements are made in June. The criteria for application are:

  • - Applications should be made to ‘The Committee of The Gordon Schools Former Pupils’ Association, The Gordon Schools, Castle Street, Huntly, AB54 4SE.
  • - The applicant should be studying Mathematics in 5th year.
  • - The applicant should submit a letter to the Committee of the Association. The letter should be in the form of a short resume.
  • - The application must be supported by a short note from a member of the staff of the Mathematics Department, confirming the eligibility of the applicant.
  • - Applications should be made to 'The Committee of The Gordon School's Former Pupil's Association. The Gordon Schools, Castle Street, Huntly, AB54 4SE'.

Alexander Cooper Bequest

Awards for the Alexander Cooper Bequest are discussed at the September meeting.These are awarded to three pupils in fifth or sixth year, who have shown ability and who have worked hard.

Student Bursaries

September

William Will Bequest

This is awarded to a school leaver intending to follow a course in Communication Studies; failing any such candidate, to a pupil with a special interest in Scottish Language; and failing that, to a pupil intending to study English Language.

William Will started out as a journalist on the Aberdeen Journal as it was then known. He later became managing director of Allied Newspapers in London.

RHN Sellar Bursary

This is provided for the benefit of a school leaver intending to follow a course in Engineering or Agricultural Science.

Simpson Bequest

Life membership is awarded to a school leaver, who has demonstrated service to the school.

 

 

 

 

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Ronald Ironside Bequest

Ronald Ironside of Ottawa left a significant bequest to the school.

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Award of Life Membership

Andrew Young, Andrew Musgrave and P J Barron were awarded life membership of the FP Association.

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