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TRA12 - class photograph
Tain Museum Image Library
TRA12 - class photograph

Tain Royal Academy class photograph c1966, taken at old Academy.
Back Row: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
3rd Row:17,18,19,20,21,22,23
Front Row:24,25,26. John MacLeod,27,28.
Picture added on 07 August 2013
This is a photograph of 5th and 6th Years and must have been taken in 1965 the year that I left TRA.
Back row: Hugh McKay, ??, Andrew Dick, Donald ?, ??, Fraser Morrison, Hugh MacKenzie
2nd row: Sheila Simpson, Sue McIntosh, Alison MacDonald, Marion MacKenzie, Celia Mitchell, Ann Smyth, Lyn Oliver, ??, ??
3rd Row: Jean Duncan, Violet Gardiner, Lillian Mackenzie, Catherine MacKay, Maureen MacKay, Christine Ross, Kathleen Anderson
Front Row: Ronald Anderson, ??, John MacLeod, John Fraser, ??
Added by Vi Symons (Violet Gardiner) on 11 August 2013
No 1 is Jimmy Mackay, 4 is Derek Gordon, is no 15 Margaret Porter, 25 is Fred Mackay, no 28 is surname Smart I think
Added by Stephan Pater on 26 August 2013
Back Row: Jimmy Mackay (Pitkerrie), Donald Balfour (Hilton), Andrew Dick (Tain), Donald Gordon (Fearn), James Fraser (Culisse), Fraser Morrison (Tain), Hugh MacKenzie (Balintore).
Second Row:Sheila Simpson (Fearn), Sue Mackintosh (Balintore), Alison MacDonald (Balinroich), Marion MacKenzie, Celia Mitchell (Rockfield), Anne Smyth (Tain), Lyn Oliver (Hilton), Margaret Porter, Jean Johnstone (Portmahomack).
Third Row: Jean Duncan (Tain), Violet Gardiner (Tain), Lillian MacKenzie (Tain), Catherine Mackay (Tain), Maureen Mackay (Tain), Christine Ross, Kathleen Anderson (Fearn).
Front Row:Ronald Anderson (Fearn), Fred Mackay (Portmahomack), John MacLeod (Fearn), John Fraser (Tain), Simon Smart (Fearn)

Added by John MacLeod on 26 October 2013
I came across this photo today on a genealogy hunt. I found Anne Smyth! Her father, Arthur Hugh Vanston Smyth (1913 - 2004) was Rector of the Tain Royal Academy - though I don't yet know which years.
So glad you posted the photo and took the time to add the names you remember. Happy memories to you.
Added by Jen Powers on 02 January 2014
I attended TRA from 1969-1974, and I'm pretty sure Arthur Smyth was Rector all that time, though I wouldn't know beyond that. He also attended (with Mrs Smyth) our class of '69 reunion as guest of honour in 2001. Coincidentally, most of the pupils were 44 years old at the time; the rector was exactly twice that.
Added by Steve Beaton on 27 February 2014
Arthur Smyth took up the post of rector in 1964/65. I was in first year in 1965 and he was also very new.

Added by Audrey Campbell (now Skene) on 11 April 2015
It's 1964.

Added by JEAN PATON on 19 March 2016
Number 2, second from the left in back row is Donald Balfour
Added by Walter Balfour on 06 July 2019
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