TRA12 - class photograph

TRA12 - class photograph

Year: 1966 | Included in Albums: People / Schools

Photo Description

Tain Royal Academy class photograph c1966, taken at old Academy. Back Row: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 2ndRow:8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16 3rd Row:17,18,19,20,21,22,23 Front Row:24,25,26. John MacLeod,27,28.

Cat No. TRA12
Year 1966
Albums People / Schools
Date added August 7th, 2013
Added by David Mackay
8 Visitor Comments
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    Vi Symons (Violet Gardiner)

    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, ??

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    Stephan Pater

    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

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    John MacLeod

    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)

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    Jen Powers

    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.

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    Steve Beaton

    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.

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    Audrey Campbell (now Skene)

    Arthur Smyth took up the post of rector in 1964/65. I was in first year in 1965 and he was also very new.

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    JEAN PATON

    It's 1964.

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    Walter Balfour

    Number 2, second from the left in back row is Donald Balfour

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