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Opening of Dornoch Academy 1963
Opening of Dornoch Academy 1963

Opening of Dornoch Academy 1963. Queen Mother preparing to depart.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Chief Constable Ross behind with Provost McLeod, Mr Cowan Art teacher on right. Alison Urquhart on extreme right. I think the person with Queen Mother is J.O.F McKay the then leader for education on the Sutherland Council (Many thanks for the additional information - Administrator)
Added by Dan Murray on 06 March 2010
I think the gentleman walking with the Queen Mother is actually John Mackay, Bighouse, Melvich, a councillor and crofter. JOF Mackay ("Jock Farr") was also a councillor and crofter. He came from Portgower.
Added by Donald MacLeod on 24 August 2012
In reference to Mr MacLeod's comment. I have just found a newspaper clipping of the above with the caption 'Accompanied by Mr John Mackay, Chairman of Sutherland Education Committee, Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother arrives to open Dornoch's new Academy yesterday' - Administrator
Added by Administrator on 30 August 2012
The gentleman with the Queen Mother is John H Mackay, Bighouse. He was Deputy Lt, County Convenor & Chair of the Education Ctte. And is my grandfather.
Added by Morag Mackay on 11 April 2018
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