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School photograph
School photograph

Monochrome School photograph
Back Row left to right:- Willie Cumming, D Gunn, ?Slopper, Alister Gunn (Cyderhall), Tom Sutherland (baker), Frank Sutherland
3rd row left to right:- Miss Graham, James Martin, C Allison (Hills), Tina Cowie, Ray Allison (Gardens), Nan Murray, Mollie Coghill, Alma Allison (Hills), Ishbel Sutherland, John Gordon (died), Duncan Munro (Invercharron)
2nd row left to right:- John Whittet, Bunty Gordon, Jean Munro (Invercharron), Jenny Coghill, Ann Allison (Gardens), Blossom Whittet, N Gunn (Cyderhall), Overskibo, Isobel Gordon, James Allison (Gardens)
Front left to right:- Jim Gordon, Alister Cumming, Cathel Matheson, ? Allison (Hills) ?, George Allison (Gardens), James Allison
Miss Graham and Miss Brown
Picture added on 24 April 2008
I have seen this photo before but may have forgotten to comment. My mother, commonly called Bunty Gordon is indeed the second from the left in the second row, but her younger sister Isobel is also in the second row, but is situated second from the right.

Many thanks for your comments and correct identification of your Aunt, we will update our records - Administrator.
Added by Rona Gray on 28 March 2011
John and Jimmy Gordon were brothers and cousins of my father. Were Bunty and Isobel related to the boys? John Whittet as I recall became factor at Skibo estate. John Gordon as you probably know had the taxi etc business locally but Jimmy worked for the Automobile Association in Edinburgh. Cathel Matheson was Puffs right hand man foreman joiner
Added by Dan Murray on 31 March 2011
Although it just says "school photograph", I presume it is Clashmore School. I think Dan has the wrong John Gordon - John Gordon taxis/buses was seven or eight years younger than his brother Jim. I think this John Gordon is their elder brother, also John, who died age 10 in 1937 just before John Gordon taxis/buses was born. If you do a search on this site for "John Gordon" you will see photos of his school bag, slate, etc.

Many thanks for your comment, we also believe that the John Gordon in this photo is the one that sadly died and as you say we have several of his school books etc donated to the Museum - Administrator
Added by Duncan Leslie on 06 June 2011
Re: Clashmore School Skibo 2558, John Whittet is the son of the factor at that time. The 'garden' Alisons are spelled with one L (it makes an L of a difference). I am in the picture bottom right.

Many thanks for your comment and the correct spelling of your family name - Administrator
Added by James Alison on 14 July 2013
Very Good Photograph
Added by Rachel M Thomson on 25 July 2013
Please feel free to contact me Rachel M. Alison nee Thomson
Added by Rachel M Thomson on 25 July 2013
Please contact me also if you wish, James Alison, 23 Melanie Drive, Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada E2E1W4
Added by James Alison on 04 August 2013
My father, Frank Sutherland back row, stayed in Skibo when his dad, William Sutherland my grandfather, was green keeper.

Many thanks for your comment - Administrator
Added by John Sutherland on 20 May 2014
My dad John whittet and my auntie blossom whittet is there. - Thank you - Administrator
Added by Paul mackenzie whittet on 22 December 2019
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