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The Invergordon Archive

Invergordon Academy
The Invergordon Archive
Invergordon Academy

School photograph - 1958
Picture added on 12 May 2004
Not Invergordon academy but Pitcalnie primary school.
Back: Left to right. Sandra Murray, Robin Sutherland, Johnnie McLennan (police Inspector Hong Kong Police shot - date unknown) Joyce McLeod. Roddy Matheson. Patrick Swanson.
Middle: Ghenia Wdovchek (Spelling?) Duff?, ?, Bertie McKay, Alastair McLeod, Violet Murray
Front: Gordon Macintosh, ?, Leslie Clark (Port Services), ?, Rosie Matheson, George Murray?, William Sutherland. The teacher is Miss Elam Melville.
The picture is taken in front of the swings at bottom of the playground. There are houses there now.
Added by Pat Swanson on 08 September 2004
Middle row to left of Bertie McKay is Gregor Laing. Memory coming back a bit more. Johnnie McLennan was actually shot dead. Three bullets in him and the HK Police enquiry came up with a verdict of Suicide if my memory serves me correctly.
Added by Pat Swanson on 21 September 2004
Pitcalnie is Nigg. Go towards Nigg from Arabella and take the Balintore turn off and at the top of the hill past the cemetery and Pitcalnie School is on your left. It is a house now.
Added by Pat Swanson on 22 September 2004
Where would Pitcalnie school be located?
Added by Harry O'Neill on 22 September 2004
2 corrections. The lower row to the right of Leslie Clark is Ronald Smith and it is Johnie Sutherland not William.
Added by Pat Swanson on 20 October 2004
There are two Duff brothers in this photo. In the middle row, second in, is Angus, and John is in the front row second in. I know them because they are my brothers.
Thanks for posting this photo.
Added by Margaret Cummings {Duff} on 22 August 2008
The second from the right in the middle row is not Alistair McLeod. I believe it is Gordon MacCallum.
Added by Gordon MacCallum on 01 December 2015
Not sure which one is Gregor Laing? but is he the same one that moved to a farm with his parents to the Mid Fern area near Ardgay?
Added by David Paterson on 19 November 2016
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