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A fleeting visit

A last-minute phone call from Graeme McLellan (1988) to arrange for a 'quick' tour of the Quadrangle turned out to be very revealing. 

Graeme was in Edinburgh with family and thought to show his son around his former school. We were delighted to assist. It was fantastic to chat with Graeme and hear memories of his school days. These visits are fascinating in themselves not only because they help us reconnect with Former Pupils, but also because of the layers that can be added to the history of the school. 

One such memory Graeme spoke of was the longstanding protest by pupils refusing to sing in the school assembly, dating back to the infamous cancelling of the Founders Day Holiday by the Principal in the 1960s, due to a bottle throwing incident.

Do you recall this silent protest? 

As a former Captain of Boats, Graeme also spoke fondly of rowing coach, Bob Neill, and of the many friends he made during his time at  school.

If you would like a tour of the school, and to share your memories, please book with the Development Office on

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