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Invergordon Academy
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Invergordon Academy

This is a photograph of my, I think, third-year class at Invergordon Academy (1986, 87 or 88). Can you name everyone? - I pretty much can.
Sorry that a couple of bodies are cut off at the sides but this is exactly
how the original photograph is.
Picture added on 10 June 2006
Comments:
Hiya Ewen. I think this is our fourth year photo. Some nice hairdos indeed! Poor Alan Ross is one of the poor souls whose face didn't quite make it into the photo (bottom left). Maybe the photographer should have stood a little further back!
Hope all is goung well in the states for you.
Added by Mhairi MacLeod on 16 July 2006
Hi Mhairi. Yes, things are going great over here thanks - apart from the weather. Would swap the daily thunderstorms, tornado warnings, floods and extremely hot temperatures for Scottish weather. We always complain about the dull weather in Scotland but after 3 months of this crazy stuff I miss it.
The names in the photo (some have slipped my memory):

BACK ROW: Christopher Allan; Gary Dunlop; Kevin Shaw; Andrew McGuinness; Douglas Wright; Michael Ross; Steven Mitchell; Donald MacKenzie; Paul Dunbar; David Francis; Dabid Dunwoodie; Alan Docherty; Edward Ritchie; Brian Leonard

FOURTH ROW: Christopher Matthews; Paul Smith; George MacKenzie; Jamie Harnety; ;David MacLeod; David Watters; Anderson; ;Stuart MacKenzie; Tony Armour; John Murry; Christopher O'Brien; Alisdair Bauld

THIRD ROW: Fiona Strang; ? ?; Claire Lamont; ? Dunlop; ? ?; Angela Campbell; Julie Conolly; Roma Barr; Sharon McCue; Julie Horsburgh; ? ?; Linda Van Wegan; Gillian Ross; Nicola Gray; Claire Fraser; Mhairi MacLeod

SECOND ROW: Elaine Phillip; ? ?;Lorraine Ross; Julie Aburrow; Mady Finlay; Tracy Matheson; ? ?; ? ?; Fiona Maclean; ? ?; ? Budge; ? ?; ? ?; Lorraine Black

FRONT ROW: Alan Ross; Adam Milburn; Paul Ross; Matthew Walker; Kenneth Clarkson; Graham Scanlon; Ewen Young; James Guild; Robin Menzies; Colin Swanson; Dwayne Hudson;Graham Gordon; David Ferguson; Peter Johnson.
Added by Ewen Young on 23 July 2006
Hi Guys, I'm pretty sure Mhairi is right and that it's 4th year, which would make it 87/88 - the motley collection of haircuts and clothing leave little doubt as to the decade!

I think i can fill in most of the blanks:

Third row, between Fiona Strang and Claire Lamont is Alison MacLeod. on Claire's left is Kathryn Dunlop (now MacLeod), on her left is Candy Menzies (now Gellatly). Don't know who is between her and Angela Campbell, but I seem to recall we had a Kerry Wright in our year for a while, could be her? Between Julie Horseburgh and Lynda Van Weegan is (I think) Gwen MacDonald

Second Row. no idea who that is between Elaine Phillip(s?) and Lorraine Ross, though I feel I should know. the same goes for the girl to Tracy Matheson's left. After her we have Tanny Richardson, Carol-Anne Farquerson (I think), then Fiona Maclean, Sammy Gunn, Caroline Budge, Livvy (Olivia) Beumont, Kerry (or Kerry-Anne) Ross and part of Lorraine Black.

Will someone put us out of our misery with the remaining three names?

I think I have our 6th year photo somewhere, if I can find it I'll scan and upload it.

Ferg
Added by David Ferguson on 28 August 2006
Hi Fergy, I saw you walking up Grove Street in Edinburgh a few months ago - I was walking down on the opposite side - thought it might freak you out if I talked to you out-of-the-blue so I just left it. Hope you're doing well.
I didn't know there was 6th year photo - is it an official one?
So, with thanks to Fergy, the names are as follows (I've remembered a few that were missing - Robert Macrae, John Anderson and Ross Forsyth):

BACK ROW: Christopher Allan; Gary Dunlop; Kevin Shaw; Andrew McGuinness; Douglas Wright; Michael Ross; Steven Mitchell; Donald MacKenzie; Paul Dunbar; David Francis; David Dunwoodie; Alan Docherty; Edward Ritchie; Brian Leonard

FOURTH ROW: Christopher Matthews; Paul Smith; George MacKenzie; Jamie Harnety; Ross Forsyth; David MacLeod; David Watters; John Anderson; Robert Macrae; Stuart MacKenzie; Tony Armour; John Murray; Christopher O'Brien; Alisdair Bauld

THIRD ROW: Fiona Strang; Alison MacLeod; Claire Lamont; Kathryn Dunlop; Candy Menzies; Kerry Wright; Angela Campbell; Julie Conolly; Roma Barr; Sharon McCue; Julie Horsburgh; Gwen MacDonald; Linda Van Weegan; Gillian Ross; Nicola Gray; Claire Fraser; Mhairi MacLeod

SECOND ROW: Elaine Phillip; ? ?;Lorraine Ross; Julie Aburrow; Mandy Finlay; Tracy Matheson; ? ?; Tanny Richardson; Fiona Maclean; Sammy Gunn; Caroline Budge; Livvy Beumont; Kerry Ross; Lorraine Black

FRONT ROW: Alan Ross; Adam Milburn; Paul Ross; Matthew Walker; Kenneth Clarkson; Graham Scanlon; Ewen Young; James Guild; Robin Menzies; Colin Swanson; Dwayne Hudson;Graham Gordon; David Ferguson; Peter Johnson.
Added by Ewen Young on 29 August 2006
Hi everyone...glad to see we all made it on the site. I think the 2 left missing are Moira Anderson (between Elaine and Lorraine) and Dawn Miller (between Tracey and Tani). Hope you are all well and behaving; I get north sometimes but still live and work in Edinburgh.
Added by Fiona Maclean on 05 September 2006
Hi Fiona, I think you are definitely right about Moira Anderson, and I'll take your word for the other!
Added by David Ferguson on 05 September 2006
Hi everyone! Oh what a nightmare seeing that picture again, thank goodness I don't have short hair anymore! I've forgotten a few names but recognise a lot of you. Will have to tell my brother Robin if he remembers any. I'm living just outside Glasgow now and Robin lives in Bristol. Nice to see familiar names in the comments - some good memories of my years there. I don't remember the 6th year photo but if there was one it would be a laugh to see it (my Mum probably has all these hideous pics somewhere - I'll ask her).
Added by Candy Menzies (now Mrs Gellatly) on 08 September 2006
Unfortunately I can't find the 6th year picture. It definately exists though, it even had Miss "Bunny" Morgan in it! I think it was probably Mhairi who talked them in to letting us have a group one done. I'll keep hunting, but if anyone else has it ..... (Candy, ask your mum!) the names in that one should be easier as there were only 20 of us in the year (and 20% of those were called David!)

I probably have some considerably less official photos from the common room somewhere too.....
Added by David Ferguson on 14 September 2006
That's a pity, as I don't think I've ever seen it. I'm certain that I can't be in it (I seem to have a knack on missing out on these 'important' photos - as Mhairi can testify with the South Lodge primary photo that's also on this website). Funny, I also missed out on the official class photo at uni! What am I like? Anyhow, it would still be interesting to see everyone else in the picture, so hopefully someone can track down a copy.
Added by Ewen Young on 15 September 2006
I've already asked my mum to search her vast archive of pics but she's not found any yet............I'll keep hassling her! As for the common room ones I dread to think what's going on in them - didn't we persuade them that we could paint it?...and I remember a cardboard cut-out from a video shop landing up in there too! Maybe my Mum will find the pics before she comes up to visit me soon.
Added by Candy Gellatly (nee Menzies) on 25 September 2006
Hi Ewan, just had a quick squint but that's Lorraine Wright (nee Black) aka Blackie in between me and Claire Lamont. How could you forget her from Rhind's?! Hope the States are being kind to you and all is well! Good wishes, Stringy xx
P.S Ferg's an *****! Alison is the one on Claire's left! I think I have our 6th year photo composting somewhere. I will see if I can find it for you all x
Added by Fiona on 27 September 2006
Hi,
Sorry, I totally agree 100% with Ferg - that's definately Lorraine on the right-hand side of the photo that's been cut off in the second row from the front. It's Alison Macleod that's between you and Claire Lamont with Kathryn Dunlop to Claire's left. You're just annoyed 'cause you've not got a right arm! Then again, I've lost the lower half of my legs. :|

Aye, the US is great but in a different way to the greatness of Alba. Went to my first quasi-Highland games over here and was disapointed that I couldn't find a vendor that sold Irn Bru. It's ilegal over here!
Added by Ewen Young on 28 September 2006
So...Dimble sent me the 6th year photo! Having seen it now, I remember it - and it's rather embarassing. Anyway, I've sent it to the admin so I guess it'll be up soon. Get ready to cringe, I certainly did!
Added by Ewen Young on 30 September 2006
Fiona, Ewen is right, that's definitely Alison 'twixt you an Clare, I've got the original here and it's easier to see, Lorraine is clipped off the end.
Ewen, I’ll need to head over and have a squint at the 6th year one, nice one Dimble. (told you it was real).
Added by Ferg on 17 October 2006
Hey guys. Well I've had a look and even I can't tell if it's me or not in between Claire and Fiona. I suspect Ferg is right though, I'm the one cut in half..probably just as well...I remember my hairstyle...short and yucky...ah well...nice to see some blasts from the past.
Cheers
Lorraine Wright (Nee Black)
Added by Lore on 11 November 2006
Much as I hate to say this, but Ferg's right and I owe him an apology! The sixth year photo is also available in the Invergordon museum, though you have to search for it as it's well burried in one of the photo albums!
Added by Fiona on 12 November 2006
That picture certainly brings back memories! That is definitely me 6th from right with white shirt! I that Moira Anderson 2nd from left same row?
Added by Carol-anne Farquharson on 22 January 2008
I never did find the 6th-year photo, but having found it here, on site, I do remember seeing it way back in time! As for the hairstyles - I think I prefer Candy's short one in this photo rather than the 6th year photo. Robin's hairstyle? - all I dare to say is that it is very different now!!!! I wonder how everyone else's hair and fashion styles have evolved over the 20 years or so since these were taken!
Added by Candy and Robin's Mum on 21 June 2008
I wish I had that hair do again as all mine has been washed and gone.
Added by Peter Johnston on 15 February 2009
Hello there Peter - how is life treating you? Good I hope. Can't imagine you with no hair. I seem to have more than ever!!
Added by Mhairi MacLeod on 18 February 2009
I'm good thanks, how is life treating you and where are you residing these days?
Added by Peter Johnston on 20 February 2009
Yeah, well. When it comes to hair, there was a while there where I probably had more then Mhairi, but it's been a much more sensible length the last few years.
Added by David Ferguson on 21 February 2009
Hi Peter, life is treating me not too badly. I have two bairns to keep me busy. I'm still living in Alness although I often dream of a warmer climate. Where are you?
Added by Mhairi MacLeod on 26 February 2009
I'm still in the army, serving over in Germany at the moment. Don't get back to InverG much these days. Are you on Facebook? Let me know if you are and I'll catch up with you on there sometime. Take care.
Added by Peter Johnston on 28 February 2009
Hi Ewen, how`s things? The girl between Tracy Matheson and Tani Richardson is I think Lynn Coward though it`s quite difficult to make out.
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