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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. 
 
See also...

Magazines

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

 

Association News

Session 2016/17

 Mr Phil Gaiter takes up his post as rector of The Gordon Schools.

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Teachers Leaving at End of Session 2016/16

Four teachers retire; one moves on to pastures new (so to speak).

Please click here for picture (The Huntly Express, 15/07/16). 

New Rector for The Gordon Schools

Former pupils of The Gordon Schools will be interested to learn that Phil Gaiter, currently Depute Rector at The Gordon Schools, was appointed on Thursday, June 23rd, 2016. He will take up his post in the new session.

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Janelle Anderson New RNAS President

Janelle Anderson, former pupil and member of The Gordon Schools' Former Pupils' Association, has been appointed as the Royal Northern Agricultural Society's first ever female president.

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Ian Milne

Former Head of Modern Languages Dies in Aberdeen

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PE Teachers Retire

Two PE teachers retire after many years' service.

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Former Pupils Get Married

Congratulations to:

Dr Rebecca Brown, Stephen Hamilton, Debbie Winton, Peter Thomson

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New member

 Welcome to Amanda Dowds (Sim).

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Former Pupils' Skiing Success

Double top 20 results achieved by Andrew Musgrave and Andrew Young in one of the the Tour de Ski events in January 2015.

Please click on the link to read the article from The Huntly Express: Huntly Skiers

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175th Anniversary of the Founding of The Gordon Schools

The Gordon Schools' Parent Council

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Ebola Charity Worker Returns

Former pupil Kate Aykroyd returns from Guinea

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Tributes paid to the late George Donald

Tributes paid to former 'Scotland the What?' star.

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