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Dornoch Academy Class IIX in the 1950's
Dornoch Academy Class IIX in the 1950's

Group photograph of Dornoch Academy Class IIX in the 1950's with details, as far as known, of those shown. L _ R Back Row: Billy More, Donnie Sutherland, Peter Swanson, Hughie Ross, Angie Littlejohn, Willie Mackenzie, Dan Kennedy, Joe Macdonald, Alex Ross 3rd Row: Norman Macleod, Donald Grant, Seena Whyte, Jasmine Mackee, Anne Macleod, Donna Mackay, Joyce Macleod , Alistair Ross, 2nd Row: Janet Macaskill, Betty Ross, Rose Munro, Anne Kennedy, Una Fraser, Annabel Watt, Catherine Ross, Irene Davidson, Joey Campbell Front Row, Duncan Bethune, Jimmy Melville, David Murray
Picture added on 24 April 2008
Jasmin McKee is spelled Jasmine Mackee. Also it's Donald Grant not Ronald. also Donna Mackay not Donald Mackay.

Many thanks for your corrections, I have updated the image here and will do so on the Museum catalogue - Administrator.
Added by Donald Mackee on 15 May 2011
Interesting photo from the past… Donnie Sutherland was from Embo and has older brother Jimmie, now in Vancouver, Canada, and sisters Isobel and Nan. Peter Swanson was from Embo Farm and was one of several Swanson children that went to Embo primary school with me. Joe MacDonald was also from Embo and had older brothers Maki and Geordie. I believe that Joe later went to the Golspie Tech and served as an engineer at Douneray nuclear establishment in Caithness and later moved to England. Alistair Ross was from Embo and was the younger brother of the late Davie Ross who spent his working life in the USA marines and later the Colorado police. In the late 1950s Alistair worked in Glasgow where he was a member of the Embo “clan” living there. The last time I saw Alistair was on the 20 December 1961 at the Glasgow rail station when he with other Embo exiles “saw me off on the train” when I left for Southampton to catch the Union Castle’s Caernarvon Castle for Cape Town to later travel to the then Rhodesia. Alistair later served in the London Metropolitan Police. Una Fraser and Annabelle Watt were also from Embo. Una’s elder sister Anna Catherine Fraser married my eldest brother Donald James Mackay in Rhodesia and I spent many years with them there when I was serving as a Policeman in the British South Africa Police. Una’s brother Tommy spent his work life in New Zealand. Annabelle has sisters Jenny and Eileen and she is married and living near London.

I suspect that the photo was taken in about 1954, as in 1950 the persons I mentioned were still at least two years away from finishing their primary education at Embo School.
Added by Kenneth Mackay on 14 May 2016
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