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Sandra Smith (nee denholm)

Would be interested in hearing from anyone from this time... Now living in Sydney, Australia but visit UK often.

At Boroughmuir from 1961 to 1963

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From: Helen Donohoe
I remember the name Sandra Denholm, but that's about all. I have lived in Canada (Toronto area)for many years. I also remember a Norma (Jones?), Iris Goodbrand/Haston, (also in Canada) and Barbara Salisbury/Newall, with whom I still communicate.
10 September 2011

 
  

 

Ernest Glass

Hi there,
I was in the 3A3 class 1943/44. I've been living in Canada for 52 years now. I'm wondering if anyone is interested in sharing a drink [coffee or stronger] on my next visit to Edinburgh, probably in 2010.
You can contact me at: (416) 223-9308 or at my son's e-mail address: jamie.glass@yrdsb.edu.on.ca
Hope to hear from you,
Ernie Glass

At Boroughmuir from 1941 to 1944

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From: Mary Earl (nee McLean)
I used to live at 27 Home Street and knew an Ernie Glass who lived at No. 17. Would that be you? I am in Toronto, Canada now and have been for 53 years.
30 August 2010

 
  

 

Paul (Quentin) Johnston

I am interested if anyone who was in school with me is watching this forum. I moved to the US in '92, completed two Masters and two doctorates and now live in rural Mississippi, and am Principal of a Christian Military Boarding school. My wife Pam (nee Mitchel) also attended Boroughmuir.

We return to Scotland occasionally--were there last summer as we ended a month in Europe (30th wedding anniversary trip), and would be interested in hearing from old classmates.
email me if you can as I do not often get the time to cruise these sites.
pqjonline@gmail.com
Quentin (known by my first name while at school--Paul)

At Boroughmuir from 1971 to 1974

Hellos
From: Ian McKemmie
Hello,
I think I remember you. We lived round the corner in Marchmont Street. I'd be interested to hear from you.

Ian.

 
  

 

Kathleen MacNamara

Hello former classmates: I have just recently been reaquainted with a former classmate who, like me, is now resident in Canada. We, Norma

Sutherland, Betty Arnott, and I, Kathleen MacNamara, were reunited in Ottawa while attending an Ontario Theatre Festival. The initial connection was made because Betty and I had registered to attend the Centennial event at the school in Edinburgh.

As is happened, neither of us was able to attend because of health concerns at the time. For Betty and myself, Elma Hannan was our contact. For Norma, Elizabeth Mercer. We hope to visit Scotland for homecoming and would like to have a reunion luncheon with as many of our classmates as possible. Please get in touch. We are all getting on in years so it may be our last chance to remember the way we were and to laugh at the innocence of our age! Thanks, Kathleen MacNamara

(Cowan)

At Boroughmuir from 1942 to 1946

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From: ronnie elder
recently received, after requesting from school, class 3B2 photo year 45/46. have noted yourself and other mentioned pupils in this photo, just to say hello. I am retired living in kandy sri lanka.
kindest regards.

ronnie elder

01 May 2011

 
  

 

lisa gaughan

anyone around from the 80s interested in a bit of nostalgia? or do u all have a life?!!!!

At Boroughmuir from 1983 to 1987

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From: mikey duncan
hi, you went to Burry same years as me yet i dont recall knowing you.
mikey

26 October 2009
From: Lorna McDonald (Gibson)
Hi Lisa,Hi Mikey, both your names ring a bell, do u remember me?
20 September 2011

christine ross

HEADING FOR 50TH BIRTHDAY NEXT YEAR AND WONDERING IF ANYONE INTERESTED IN POSSIBLE REUINION FROM TIME I WAS AT BOROUGHMIUR?
HEAD TEACHER THEN WAS LOUIS ROMANIS, ENGLISH TEACHER JIM WAITE, HISTORY MRS ROSE, FRENCH MRS WILSON - DONT KNOW IF THEY WILL STILL BE AROUND!
PRESENTLY LIVING IN IRELAND, HOPE TO RETURN TO SCOTLAND ON A PERMANENT BASIS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.
USED TO HANG AROUND WITH GICA,YOLA, JANE,NGOZI, ELLON,MHAIRI,LAURA,OLWEN,ALYS.........

At Boroughmuir from 1972 to 1978

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From: Stuart (Mitch) Mitchell
Hi Christine,
Not sure if you'll remember me as I was in the year above you Hope there will be a reunion when we all reach 50. I think Elaina McCulloch will be the person arranging it.

Anyway hope youre well and happy

Stuartx

30 July 2009
From: carole leslie
HI CHRISTINE ! I REMEMBER NGOZI, I THINK HER SURNAME WAS ODUKOO ? I WAS AT BURRY THE YEAR UNDER YOU. DOWELL MANSON TAUGHT ENGLISH (STILL IS !) ALSO ROBIN HARPER ? BIG LOUIE WAS IN CHARGE. cheers carole.
10 October 2009
From: Lorna Paterson
Hi Christine, your name is familiar but not sure if we were in the same year/classes, I remember Rosheen McCulloch Gillian Paterson, would love to meet up with others as didnt finish my time at school
27 May 2010

 
  

 

Ian SIMPSON

Please note the amended e-mail address that should read kittybishop@btinternet.com

At Boroughmuir from 1962 to 1968

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From: Ken Edwards
Hi Ian,
Read your comments on the FP website and would be interested in swapping notes about our time in the 60's. I started at N.Merchiston in 1962 in class 1M3. .

Hope to hear from you,

Regards,

Ken.

15 June 2011
From: Graham Marshall
Shows how bad my memory is , you m ust have been in the same class as David Dale, Alex Pennicook, Eddie Dalgleish etal.
04 January 2012

 
  

 

IAN SIMPSON

still trying to contact Billy Maclean Dochart Drive Clermiston pse note my e mail address is kittybishop@btinternet.com MISSPELLED ON PREVIOUS MESSAGE SORRY.
I am in touch with Gordon Murray and RICKY MARLOWE

At Boroughmuir from 1962 to 1968

 
  

 

Josephine Connor

I attended BHS during the early 70's. I really couldn't wait to grow up and get out into the real world! Mr. Swan (or Swanny) was one of my teachers (home room). I used to hang out with Gwen Robertson sometimes, and Moira Cruickshank, but I was a bit of a loner and quite honestly, I never really enjoyed my school days. I also had friend called Yasmeen Farooqui and my first boyfriend was Eric Forson (who had a rather embarassing nickname I won't mention here!)
I've been living in America for the past 15 years or so, working in real estate and raising 3 children, but have recently divorced and am now returning to Scotland in about a week!
I'd really enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me. (joziconnor@juno.com)

All the best, Jozi

At Boroughmuir from 1969 to 1973

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From: Philip Izatt
I was at Boroughmuir around that time and remember Yasmeen because of her unusual surname. You mention Mr Swan (maths teacher). I was not a fan. Had the belt of him a few times. That was when you had to go to the Bryson Rd annexe for the first two years.
24 November 2011

 
  

 

Mary Mollison, nee McQueenie

I was in 1A2 and 2A2 and then went on to Torphichen Street Business College. Emigrated to Canada in 1952. Would like to talk to anybody from those classes or who remembers me but would especially like to find Roberta S.R. Thomson (sp?) who was eventually Head Girl.

At Boroughmuir from 1944 to 1946

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From: Webmaster
Can't link here but we have a photo of 2A2 in 1946 [or 45] with a Mary McQueenie in it. Try searching for Mary McQueenie in the search box top right.
16 February 2009
 

 
  

 

Norrie Sinclair

I am trying to trace Edith Bell who attended Boroughmuir circa 1952/3. Last known whereabouts were London 1954 then Paris and possibly Turkey.

 
  

 

IAN SIMPSON

HOPING TO CONTACT MY OLD MATE BILLY MACLEAN FROM DOCHART DRIVE CLERMISTION NOT SEEN SINCE 66 WHEN HE LEFT POSSIBLY FOR LIVINGSTONE?

At Boroughmuir from 1962 to 1968

 
  

 

Sean Maxwell

Hi! My brother Colin was Head Boy 1962! He is 65 in December! Anybody remember him? He is quite nostalgic about the school. Leave him a message and make his day! Hi to all who remember me.
Sean

At Boroughmuir from 1959 to 1964

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From: Webmaster
Hi Sean
In honour of 'the birthday boy' I've put up a couple of photographs. I can't link here but if you look in the sport section there is the 1962 1st XV, and in the 1960s photos there is a picture of the prefects.

 
  

 

Alistair Turner

Came back to school in 1964 having left for a year to go to England-was friends with Dick Lerski and Mike Roper- Carswell was Headteacher- Holy Joe was RI and we used to take some stick from music teacher

At Boroughmuir from 1964 to 1966

Dave Ross

Started at High School in 1960 from Forresters High School and on to Gorgie Road? Then on to main High School in Viewforth. Was in classes 1A2, 2A2,3R, 3T, 4T, 5T,6T in 1965.Made many unforgetable friends and met up with Ian Cairney recently, who now lives in Australia.
Loved Basketball and remember when Bill MacGinnes? brought the 'Colours' to the school for that sport. Before that the school was well known for its Rugby.
I eventually went on to become a BBC Television Cameraman and remember meeting Mr Patterson at Murrayfield for an England v Scotland game!He remembered me as much as I remembered him and let him up on to the camera position so he could watch a clear view of the game.That would be 1974 when I moved back to Glasgow after spending 6 nyears at Television Centre.
Still remember my 'school girlfriends from then, they were Sheila Payne and Fiona Kinnel. How are you?

At Boroughmuir from 1958 to 1965

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From: webmaster
Bill McInnes still runs the Boroughmuir Basketball Club!
21 August 2008
From: IAN SIMPSON
DAVE THE ANNEXE WAS IN TAY STREET . IT WAS THE FORMER HOME OF NORTH MERCHSITON P.S. NOW SADLY DESTROYED BY FIRE

 
  

 

leslie laviolette

does anyone Mr Lornie woodwork teacher and rugby coach. Anyone who played in that team please get in touch

At Boroughmuir from 1959 to 1960

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From: FRANK COLLIER
I was at Burry 1933 to 1939. Classes 1A3 2A3 3A3 4A 5A 6A. My most memorable rteachers were Susioe Levack, Doc Weir, Ann Haig, Kikker Whitakerr.
I remember the name Jim Fraser - Class 6B?

Are there any more of us ancestors still alive?

16 March 2009
From: Jim Fraser
I would like to get in touch with Frank Collier.We attended the old school 1933-1939 but were never class mates. We were in contact in 2008
but Ihave since lost his e-mail address.

04 January 2010

 
  

 

Jim Fraser

My name is Jim Fraser and I attended Boroughmuir from 1933 until 1939. I ended up in 6B, I think, it is all a long time ago.
If any one reads this and remembers me then I would like to hear from them.

At Boroughmuir from 1933 to 1939

 
  

 

Sarah Heatley

Hi there
Would love to hear from any of my old school chums or teachers.
Sarah

At Boroughmuir from 1988 to 1993

 
  

 

Alan Graham

I was just browsing the site and would like to contact any of my 'old' classmates out there. I started in 1955 & my classes were: 1C3, 2C3, 3C3, 3R, 4B1, 5B1, 6TDC. Left school in 1962. I'm also registered on Facebook (Boroughmuir group). Anyone who remembers me, feel free to email me.

At Boroughmuir from 1955 to 1962

 
  

 

Ann Elizabeth Hardie nee McKellar

Now living and working in Surrey - I left Scotland in 1981, but I still return to visit friends. After leaving school I did VSO in Zimbabwe, then went to Moray House College, married in 1970, and then did a variety of things.

At Boroughmuir from 1960 to 1966

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From: Pam Bainbridge
Hi Ann, I think we were friends at school. Reply if my name means anything.
11 May 2010

 
  

 

Ian Trigg

I am an Australian who attended Form 1 and 2 at the Boroughmuir Annexe from 1966-1968. I will be visiting Edinburgh later this year and would like to make contact with former classmates.

At Boroughmuir from 1966 to 1968

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From: Jim Ellis
Ian, I attended Boroughmuir from 1966 to 1971, and I remember you from the Annexe. Do you have an updated e-mail address so I can contact you? (the one you listed no longer works)
My e-mail address is ellis@ecosseinc.com

04 December 2008
From: morag barron
not sure if you will get this message -Hello anyway!
26 April 2010