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Love at Lauriston

The Clarke's 1989
The Clarke's 1989

Our 'Love at Lauriston' stories continue.

The Clarke's contacted us believing they could possibly challenge the Nugent's (because we failed) to include their date of marriage! But, the Nugent's record as the first Herioter marriage stands having married in July 1987. 

However, the Clarke's were hot on their heels, Grahame and Gail Clarke (nee Robertson) married in St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh in July 1989 after a long romance throughout their schooldays and beyond. Gail, like Caroline, was also in the first intake of girls in 1979 and Grahame had been at the school since 1973.

The wedding party was not short of Herioter's, in attendance were Stewart Barnes, and Dulcie Barnes (nee Hendrie), Former Teachers at the school, and another Former Teacher in attendance, Elaine Clarke (Grahame's sister-in-law).

Grahame's Best Man was Niall Stringer (former School Vice-Captain). Ushers on the day were all Herioters: David Clarke (brother) (1979), Alastair Reid & Calum Leys (1983) and David Robertson (1986).

Karen Warburton (1985) was Chief Bridesmaid to Gail and was supported by a further 7 Bridesmaids and a page boy (5 from Denmark).

I am sure you will agree a grand Herioter affair. 

Can you beat the Nugent's 1987 record? Do you have a 'Love at Lauriston' story to share. Please contact us on if you do, we would love to hear from you. 


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