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Next Meeting of the F.P. Association

The next meeting of The Gordon Schools’ Former Pupils’ Association, which will be our A.G.M., will be held at the offices of Rizza’s factory in Steven Road, Huntly, on Monday, April 20, 2020, at 7 p.m. The items on the agenda for this meeting are still to be drawn up. (Please note that this meeting has been postponed until further notice.)


Well-deserved Praise for Nicola

Nicola Whyte, a former pupil of The Gordon Schools, has been hailed as the local heroine in connection with the recent tragic train derailment near Stonehaven. In spite of being injured herself, Nicola bravely went for help, thinking of others before thinking of herself.

If you would like to read the article by Pat Scott published in The Huntly Express on Thursday, August 20, 2020, please click on these links: Nicola Whyte and Nicola Whyte 27/08/20.


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

For more details please click on Guest Book above.

Wilma Dean-Prasad - "Living in Dallas Texas now"

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


A welcome from the President.


The Association


Next Meeting 2020

The next meeting of the Former Pupils’ Association, which will be our A.G.M., will be held on Monday, April 20th, 2020, at 7 p.m. at the offices of Rizza’s icecream factory in Steven Road, Huntly. The items on the agenda are still to be drawn up. (Please note that this meeting has been postponed until further notice.)

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


Office Bearers and Committee

Nora Morrison

Nora Morrison - President

After graduating from Aberdeen University in 1975, I taught until joining my husband Philip as director in the family firm James Rizza & Sons. I am responsible for setting up and auditing the Quality Management System at Rizza's. I have three children, Donald, Fiona and Euan.

Isabella McGregor - Vice President

Attended The Gordon Schools 1958-1970. I have been working at the school since 1978 as Technician in various departments, currently in the science department. Married to Forbes, with two children and two grand-children.

Mary McTavish - Secretary

Attended The Gordon Schools 1963-1969. I have been teaching in the Business studies department at the school since 1973. Married to John, I have two daughtersand two grand-daughters.

George McCrombie

George McCombie - Treasurer

Attended The Gordon Schools 1951-1964. I worked with the Clydesdale Bank for over 33 years and am now a part-time Accounts Assistant with a firm of Chartered Accountants in Turriff.

Donald Boyd - Committee

Since attending The Gordon Schools from 1972-1984 I have had a varied career at home and abroad in both the public and the private sector. My noew role is development manager for Huntly Development Trust. I am married.

Alison Brown


Elaine Brown - Committee

Attended The Gordon Schools from 1988-1994, before gaining an M.A. degree (Accountancy) from Aberdeen University. I retrained as a Business Education teacher and have been teaching in The Gordon Schools since 2006. Married to Rob, I have two daughters, Laura and Kathryn.

Ena Brown

Ena Brown - Committee

Attended The Gordon Schools 1953-1958. I was a secretary at The Gordon Schools from 1958 until my marriage in 1962 and then again from 1974 until my retirement in 2001. I am the mother of George and Alison who are both members.

Gordon Christie

I attended The Gordon Schools from 1972-1985 and I was school Vice-Captain in session 1984-1985. Many generations of my family have attended The Gordon Schools and I am proud that my son is now studying there.

A Jeanne Keith

A Jeanne Keith – Committee

Attended The Gordon Schools 1945–1951, then St Andrews University and finally Aberdeen College of Education. After qualifying as a teacher and gaining my 'parchment', I stopped teaching while my children were young. I returned to teaching as Head Teacher of Ruthven School and in 1975 was appointed as Head of Gartly School. I retired in 1994. I am in various committees and am kept hard at work by an unrelenting taskmaster, the garden.

Moira Rizza

Moira Rizza - Committee

Married to Graeme since 1979, I began primary teaching the same year. I have two daughters - Emily and Claire. We returned to Huntly in 1994, having spent 20 years living in Central Scotland.

Patrick W Scott

Patrick W Scott - Committee

Attended The Gordon Schools 1943–1956. I was Head Boy in session 1955-1956. For 28 years I was a Mathematics teacher at Aberdeen Grammar School. Having retired early, I immersed myself in researching local history and have published 12 books.
John Swan

John Swan - Committee

I was appointed as Rector of The Gordon Schools in 1991 and enjoyed a very positive set of experiences there for fifteen and a half years. I retired in October 2006. My wife taught in the Support for Learning department at school. My three children were educated at The Gordon Schools. One was School Vice-Captain and two were School Captains. They had a wonderful education there.







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In Memoriam

It is with regret that the deaths of the following former pupils of The Gordon Schools are announced. Members of the Committee of the Association of Former Pupils send their deepest sympathy to all of the families.

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