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Westray School

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Picture added on 10 October 2008
My great-grandfather is the headteacher on the right of this picture. Robert Jarvie was born in Baillieston, Glasgow, in 1858 and moved to Sanday before 1887 when he married an Orkney lass, Lydia Ann Miller. They had 7 daughters and moved to Westray. I'd love to know more about his time there. He retired early due to failing eyesight to Cuminess House in Stenness where he became the registrar and lay preacher.
Added by Alison Hepburn on 08 December 2010
Robert Jarvie is also my Great Grandfather. Jane Oliver Jarvie, his seventh daughter, is my Grandmother and she married, Thomas G Smith, a soldier in the NZEF, whom she met in Edingurgh while he was on leave at the end of WW1. Jane and her sister, Robina, moved to New Zealand, and as far as I know they never went back to Scotland. They had three sons, the eldest, Travis Jarvie Smith, born 1925, was my father and I am Gary Jarvie Smith, his eldest son, born in NZ in 1952, but living in Australia since 1967. I have a book that Jane was given "For Attendance" at school in 1911. I wonder if she is in that photograph.
Added by Gary J Smith on 27 December 2016
Robert Jarvie is also my great grandfather. Another of his daughter's, Alice married my grandfather Harry Alfred Winter. Harry was from a farm at Port Clinton in South Australia. He was a Sargeant in WW1. As an artist, he studied at London's Royal Academy of Arts after the war, where he met Alice, who was working at the academy as a secretary. Harry and Alice travelled to Orkney before they moved to Adelaide, South Australia. Alice was well read,wrote poetry and had a great knowledge and appreciation of the arts. As a child in the 1960s, I wrote to one of my aunty's, Margaret, who still lived in the Orkneys. Margaret was a teacher but I don't think she married. Alice had 3 boys and a girl with Harry, with my father Donald Roy Winter, being one of them.
Added by Sandra Winter-Dewhirst on 26 March 2017
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Opening of new offices at Scapa DistilleryRoyal visit in the 80sStromness harbour with herring fleet. ca 1900Victoria Street, Kirkwall1918. S.S. Hoy from the Point of NessFinstown from WidefordGEORGE REID 1755-1859Doorway to The Gallery, Bridge StreetThe Jarvie Sisters 1915