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Opening of Dornoch Academy 1963
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Opening of Dornoch Academy 1963

Opening of Dornoch Academy 1963. Queen Mother preparing to depart.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Comments:
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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