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April 2005

Congratulations to the following Former Pupils who have reached milestone birthdays this month: -

60 Brian Hill; Gerard D’Agostino; John Martin; Bernard McGee;

50 Thomas Robertson; Philip Reid; Graham Mountford; Walter Wright; Gregory Jackson; Nigel Grant; Laurence DeMarco; Joseph Barry;

40 Mark T. Capaldi; John White; Benedetto Torriere; Malcolm Brady;

School News

The total number of pupils at the school was 1,285, including three sets of twins.

The oldest was Leon Scott , an American, (9/9/1939), and the youngest Marcus McGee (16/7/1972).

Bro. Miller , who was studying at Edinburgh University and teaching in the early years at the school transferred to become a Benedictan monk. E-mail address for him and other former teachers are listed at bottom of register.

Only one father and son attended the school:- Bert D’Agostino and Stephen D’Agostino.

Richard Demarco tells me he is thinking of writing his autobiography, and would be delighted to swap reminiscences.


Frank Malcolm —on 1 April he will become Captain of The Royal Burgess

Golfing Society of Edinburgh , the oldest golf club in the world.

John McQueston —on the same date he will become Honorary Chaplain at the same golf club.

Tom Dalrymple —Managing Director and chief shareholder of Globespan , the low cost airline, which recently announced excellent profit figures to both its shareholders and the Stock Exchange.

Lindsay Wilson —during 2004, he suffered 3 strokes, and has now decided to retire from business life with effect from 28 Feb 2005.He was senior Partner of Scott & Paterson, Chartered Accountants, having been a partner for 31 years.

John Perrins —passed away, sadly, towards the end of 2004. He was head Boy in 1963-1964, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Very keen on rugby, he played for both Edinburgh Wanderers and Richmond, playing at a high standard. He emigrated from the U.K. to Australia, became a Partner in the accountancy firm of Price Waterhouse(now PWC), and, unfortunately, died there. Condolences are passed to his brother, Peter an FP., himself a Chartered Accountant living and working in Inverness, and the other members of the family.

Gerry Kennedy —passed away this month, 3 months short of his 50 th birthday. He had been a member of the Festival Chorus for the past 14 years. An obituary was published in the Scotsman on 30 March. A copy will be sent out if you request from here. Our condolences go to his family.


Do you have any old photographs of the School, or school life. If so, could you e-mail them to the address below, and a register will be kept.

Queen’s Honours

Have any of you received any at the New Year’s list, or Birthday list. Write and let us know.

If you would like a mention here, or have information about other F.P.s please e-mail to: -


Read an extract from the Scotland On Sunday about the school

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