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Stromness Academy 5th Year

5th Year Stromness Academy 1979/80. Anyone fancy a go at all the names?
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Picture added on 04 August 2010 at 23:04
Back row 4th from left =Colin Kirkpatrick / 2nd from right = Garath Criton ( i think )
Middle row 3rd from right = Belinda Tayler
Front row = ? Sinclair, Sandra Mackay, Sarah Johnston, Yvonne Sinclair, ? , Hazel Rich
Added by Colin McBeath on 05 August 2010
First in the back row is a Hourston, but I can't mind on his first name... and next to him is (I think) James Moar?

Following on from a conversation with Sarah Johnstone, Gillian (end of front row) Sinclair and Stuart Crichton on Friday night, it must be Stuart and not Gareth in the photo - they were reminiscing about schooldays together.

Middle of the middle row - I had to look twice, because I thought Elaine Simpson had blundered into the wrong photo (she was in my year throughout school). She has older twin sisters, one of whom this must be standing next to Belinda Taylor.

Is the second in on the front row Sandra Mackay or Fiona Ritch? I'm not at all sure... just thought I'd float that questions out there!

And Colin's other question mark in the front row is Anne Kirkness.
Added by Graham Garson on 06 August 2010
Hi Graham, Was it Robbie Hourston first back left. He is an electrician now if its the fellow i am thinking of. How's things by the way long time no see. I hear you are a teacher now, Good luck for the future. Colin.
Added by Colin McBeath on 06 August 2010
Here are names........ not got them all though, and I might be wrong?

Back row: Paddy (Robert) Hourston, James Moar, Bradley Cox, Colin (Pukka) Kirkpatrick, ?, Jim ?, Ronnie ?, Stewart Crichton, ?
Middle Row: Kenny ?, ?, Jackie Baikie (Foulis), Susan Irvine, Alison Heddle (Bews), Belinda Taylor, Hugh Drever, Martin Aim.
Front row: Gillian Sinclair (Crichton), Fiona Ritch, Sarah Johnston, Yvonne Sinclair, Anne Kirkness, Hazel Ritch (Moss), Lorinda Johnston, Shona ?, Lindsay Eunson (Blair)
Anonymous comment added on 10 August 2010
In the back row next to Colin Kirkpatrick is Ian Robson, Jim Birley, I cannot remember Ronnies last name, but next to Stewart Crichton is Alan Tulloch. In the middle row next to Kenny Sinclair (I think thta is his last name) is Malcolm Park, and finally in the front row, Shiona Thomson is next to Lindsay Eunson.
Added by Cheryl Hewitt on 12 August 2010
Back Row: Ronnie Spence is next to Jim Birley

Added by Lindsay Blair on 26 December 2010
So where are Bob Laughton, David Harold, Lorna Isbister, Chris Winters, Cheryl Clouston, Janice Dennison.....this photo seems so incomplete?
Added by Ian Robson on 07 November 2013
They were in the other class of that year.
Added by Jacqueline Foulis on 13 January 2017
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