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Scotian News

Nov 2013

Edition 103


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

70 ChrisBarlow; Eddie Jones; George Oversby-Powell; 

65  Michael Clarke; John Pryde; Eion Coulthard; Andrew Spaven; Ian Macsporran;

60  Peter Callaghan; Alistair McLennan; Paul Valerio; David Marzella; Charles Pomphrey;

50 Thomas Kelly; Victor Togneri;

Please note an error in last month’s lists. Bennet Crolla was born in 1958, not 1948.


 School News

We regret to advise of the death of Martin Landgrebe’s mother. Condolences are offered.

New e-mail contact:- John Macdonald from the South of France.

Ricky Demarco has just been awarded “Citizen of the Year for Edinburgh 2013”

Raymond Ross advised that I was in Warsaw on 11th November (my play "Wojtek the Bear had a successful six night run there). 11th Nov is Independence Day in Poland which came back into 'existence' on that day in 1918 after more than a century and a half of partition with the defeat of the imperial powers (Russia, Austro-Hungary and Germany). In Poland it is, rightly, a day of celebration!”

Father Alan Finley wrote the following “My Grandad, with whom I lived in Upper Gray St, Prestonfield and Causewayside in the 1950s had the job of cleaning tramcar engines, then bus engines. I did not know at the time but he got quite a bit of abuse (we would call it today) for being a Catholic and of course a Hibs supporter.

I used to prefer the tram from Salisbury Place to Falcon Avenue in Morningside,in 1955-8 though sometimes it was good fun to see if the bus beat it, or vice versa”

Graham Bridges also commented “It is always a pleasure to get your monthly email and it's about high time that I thanked you for the time and effort which you put into
compiling this. I left Scotus in '71 to join the Army and ended up doing six years, including a stint at SHAPE (Nato's HQ) comms centre during the fall of Saigon. I am a member of the Royal British Legion and was local chairman for a branch in East Sussex during by retrun to the UK between 2004 and 2009. I always watch the remembrance service broadcasted by Sky on the Sunday and it's a joy to watch the òld troopers`march past the Cenotaph, it's an honour to remember the fallen. Yes, I also remember when the traffic stood still.....times have changed....some for the good and some otherwise.

We have had contact from Edward Merard, from Canada. He has given us a link to a free music site which has all the hits from 1950s to the 1980s, so should be of interest to all. It is worth a visit. The site is http://www.1959bhsmustangs.com/videojukebox.htm#

Gerry D’Agostino has had a new hip, and, according to the reporter in the Evening News, is making a good recovery.


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