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Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library

Primary 3 at Fortrose Academy.
The Fortrose & Rosemarkie Image Library
Primary 3 at Fortrose Academy.

Picture added on 30 October 2006
P3 at Fortrose Academy.
Robin Whyte, Donnie Cumming, Mary Grigor, Irene Barnes, Marjorie MacIntosh, John Redigan, Douglas MacKeddie
Julia Grigor, Jean Paterson (went to Canada soon afterwards), Ann Junor, Evelyn Fraser, Ishbel Cherry

Added by Evelyn Topp on 03 November 2006
It was great to see my old school picture on the internet, I've searching for little snippets of the part of Scotland that I came from. We left in 1952 and I haven't been able to get back for a visit. I was trying to find out anything about Ishbel Cherry, or Mary and Julia Grigor. Anyway this picture was very nice to see. Thank you.
Added by Jean Paterson on 31 July 2009
I am the one with the hat on.
Added by Jean Paterson on 01 August 2009
What a nice wee group of rascals innocence of youth was great.at least we are all smiling.do take note!.didn't realise I was such a big guy & I had loads o hair!!!.oh my where have the years gone?.respect to you all buddies.J. Reddigan
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 14 May 2013
Hi ye all dear friends just a wee bit about ye's all so many years on.Robin contributes many photos to the local archives as you can see & he lives in fortrose I have spoken with him recently on the phone.Donnie Cummings farmer at Raddery.Mary Grigor lives in England who became a wife & mother.sweet Irene Barns don't know?.Marjory Mackintosh married lives I think on the Black Isle somewhere?.John Reddigan jack of all trades master of none.have been known to play guitar sing the odd song write the odd bit of poetry in my time.Douglas Mackeddie my relation went on to be the Reverend Douglas Mackeddie.L/R back row completed WOW!front row L/R.Julia Grigor became a nurse,wife mother,married to George Chalmers ex Bobby now undertaker lives in Fortrose.Jean Paterson away in far flung Canada the photo must make you homesick Jean I do remember you when you lived on Bridge St.Rosemarkie.Anne Junor lived at Airdmenich Mt.High don't know about Anne?.Evelyn Fraser[Mrs Topp]was a clever one went to University now lives in Rosemarkie.last but by no means least Isobel Cherry don't know as far as I'm aware we're all alive & kickin'I myself just turned 70 three score & ten that's all folks be seeing ye's all anyone like to reply to my comments would sure like to hear from you.
Added by JOHN REDDIGAN on 13 June 2013
Thank you for your comments about the students of Fortrose academy. It was nice to hear about some of the students.Do you talk to any of them. If so please say Hello from me Jean Paterson I also turned 70 yrs. sept.2013. Time does fly,I am fine so far, had a few bumps along the way,but am o.k. Once again thank you It means a lot.
Added by Jean Paterson on 05 February 2014
It is nice to hear from an old school mate. Thank you for news of mary julia grigor , and the others ive been thinking about my youger days in Scotland, I havent been able to get back for a visit,anyway I was nice of you to get in touch.
Added by Jean Paterson on 08 February 2014
Hi Jean,so glad you commented on the above photo of our young days in Fortrose Academy, I guess we are all now in our 70's,as far as I am aware we are all still alive,Robin white lives in Fortrose,he's a great character he contributes a lot of the old local photos to the internet.I speak to him sometimes on the phone Julia grigor lives in Fortrose,( Mrs Chalmers )Marjory Mackintosh lives locally I think!Irene Barnes I'm not sure where,The Barnes left Fortrose some years ago. I don't live up there anymore I live on the west coast of Scotland have done for 20 odd years I live in a township called Strathblane which is in Stirlingshire. You would not recognise Rosemarkie & surrounding areas nowadays it's all changed since our time there.It's full of incomers.the've taken over!!!.I will pass on your regards if I see any of the old school.Where about in Canada do you stay?.you are better off in Canada. wish I had gone there years ago. God help us if we get Independence in sept 2014.we'll all be getting out.I for one will be voting NO!we need the union.keep in touch Jean.John Reddigan 27/02/2014.
Added by John Reddigan on 27 February 2014
Douglas Mackeddie became the convenor (not sure if that's the right word) of the Free Kirk for a period, a very nice man, my neighbour Bob's brother.
Added by Verity Walker on 03 March 2014
Hi John. So nice to hear from you, I live in a place called Burnaby, British Columbia. Its quite a nice place. I will be 71 this Sept. A few aches and pains but still getting around. Thank for the info on the students. After all these years, I still get homesick. Thank you. Jean
Added by JEAN PATERSON on 16 April 2014
Hello Jean,Are you on Facebook? there is a page called Fortrose and Rosemarkie Images Past, you could join us and keep up with all the people and their memories of the past,maybe you would be so homesick.
Added by John Reddigan on 19 May 2014
hi john. Yes I am on facebook. but I dont open it up very often. But I will try
Added by JEAN PATERSON on 27 May 2014
Well just by chance I came upon this site. Ishbel Cherry here now MacDonald. I have often thought abou you Jean and wondered how you were getting on. Lovely to see all the comments. I too turned 70 this year. I have lived in Aberdeen for 49 years now and sometimes have a coffee with Daniel Corbett
Added by Ishbel Cherry (now MacDonald) on 14 August 2014
Well, this is so nice to hear from you. I thought you might be at the end of tne earth,like paris? ha ha are you well? Retired, I suppose? Did you see our pic. scruffy lookig bunch.I have thought of you often.
Added by JEAN PATERSON on 20 August 2014
Why don't you send me an email so we can have a proper catch up - it's i.macdonald@ talktalk.net. I would love to hear what you have been up to Jean
Added by Ishbel Cherry on 21 August 2014
thank you very much Ishbel, I will do that.
Added by jean Paterson on 09 October 2014
Nice to see you in contact Jean and Ishbel, it's what this kind of archive is all about!

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Added by Verity Walker on 10 October 2014
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