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Congratulations to the following Former Pupils who have reached milestone birthdays this month:-
65 Chris Barry;
60 Marek Lukowiecki; Edward Merrard; Philip Bergin;
50 James Macintosh; Michael Murray; Francis Anderson; Torquil Anderson
40 David O’Ryan
We are sorry to advise that the body of Tom McEwan’s son, Kyle, has been found. Our commiserations are sent to all the family.
New e-mail:- Roderick Begbie—in Aberdeenshire; Phil Doherty—in Perth; Brian Hill—in Edinburgh;
e-mail change:- Fardin Ajir; Robin Laidlaw;
The following have changed their e-mail addresses without informing us of the change. Can anyone help re-establish contact?:- Ernest DiCiacca; Paul Hogarth; Frank Strathie; Donald Cormack; Joseph McQuade;
Fr. Alan Finley has now become Canon Alan. Congratulations. He still suffers from following Birmingham City. Poor fellow. It is in the blood.
Maurice Dougan, Stephen Koral and Lindsay Wilson have put down in writing their thoughts, and events that took place, during their school life. Both are full of events that bring back memories and are a recommended read. They can be found on the web page under - memories
We encourage others to put their experiences of school life on paper for publication, to help others with failing memories to once again remember the good, and bad, times.
Good to see some good publicity at last for Tom Dalrymple’s Globespan Airlines. They picked up the Best Holiday Airline award at the recent Scottish Passenger Agents Association Awards. Your scribe has never had a problem with the airline in his travels with them. He has flown to Alicante and Barcelona, and said he enjoyed the experience. So much so, that he has booked to fly with the airline next year to fly to Lanzarote and Vancouver. He is also planning a big expansion into the airline industry, and to that end he has appointed a non-executive director, Rick Green, from Direct Holidays. We wish Tom every success. In the Evening News of 30 November, a large article on Globespan appeared, advising of the Firm’s expansion plans, and we can reveal that Tom is thinking of slowing down, but not retiring. In the same paper, another article featured a Scotus FP. Philip Contini has just announced an expansion of Valvona & Crolla into Newcastle upon Tyne, in the food court of a big Newcastle Store, Fenwicks.
It was interesting to read in Monday 19 November’s Scotsman, that Simon di Rollo Q. C., a card carrying Hibernian season ticket holder since he took his first breath, was part of the Heart of Midlothian defence team called to defend the club’s actions in the Andy Webster case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. His next appointment was in Lesmahagow. How the mighty have fallen.
Ricky Demarco is to receive an honorary degree from Stirling University, for his contribution to the arts. He received a C.B.E. in the 2007 New Years Honours list.
Adrian Kendal recently visited Edinburgh from the south of England. He had a small reunion with David Edie, Reno DiRollo, Allan Ashton and Charlie Packham. Some had not met for 40 years. If anyone is visiting Edinburgh, let Lindsay Wilson know, and he will try to arrange a small reunion with your peers. Talking about peers, we were recently informed that a court judge in Northern Ireland is Judge Martin Alistair Piers Grant. Could this be the same Alistair Martin Grant who went to the school? The family name was Piers Grant?Photos of Gerry Minchella, as a young teacher at Holy Cross, and Donald Shaw, piping at the Holy Cross 100 anniversary dinner, have been posted on the school web site gallery. Donald was telling us that Archbishop Conti, of Glasgow, recently visited his area in the Highlands. For the occasion, Donald composed a new bagpipe tune. If any pipers would like the tune and words, Donald has sent them to us. His picture with the Archbishop will be on the web shortly.
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