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Taken at the old Grammar School and I know all the names, but I cannot put an year to the picture.Sadly some of those in the picture have passed on.

[Date originally estimated at 1950]
Picture added on 17 December 2012 at 22:47
It must be later than 1950. Joey Tait is the teacher and in the back row, 5th from the right, is Billy Sutherland.
Added by Myra Shearer. on 18 December 2012
You're still a fresh faced peedy fella Willie.
Added by Grant on 18 December 2012
Must be in the late 1950s as I was born in 1951 and I am in picture, Willie can you name everyone ?
Added by Jean on 19 December 2012
I think this photo will be around 1960. Taken at the same time as one that I appear in. Not sure of its number
Added by Ann Sutherland nee Thomson on 19 December 2012
More like 1960
Added by Anonymous 2 on 20 December 2012
Willie please name us all, as I have forgotten some of the names.
Added by Jean on 20 December 2012
I would think these kids would only be born about 1950. I would put a date of about 57/58
Added by Allan Lobban on 22 December 2012
I wid say 3rd left middle row is Watty Sutherland could be wrong afore me time
Anonymous comment added on 24 December 2012
More like 1951 or '52 Allan
Added by Anonymous 2 on 27 December 2012
The girl on the far left in the middle row reminds me of some one but can't put a name to her at all. Please tell us the names Wullie!
Added by Barbara (Jolly) Watt on 04 January 2013
Click to View was last year at this school before it moved to new school.
Added by Don Holloway on 07 January 2013
This is my class of 1960/61 Kenneth Sinclair,Colin Campbell,David Mitchell,Billy Sutherland,Stephen Morrice,Kenneth Barnett,Graham Rosie,Raymond Hay
Esther Mair,Doreen Leslie,Lawrence Sutherland,Bobby Barnett,Karl Otto Thomsen,James Coltherd,Allan Rorie,William Bews,Thora Parkes,Fiona Grant,
Jean Leonard,Jennifer Irving,Janice Spindler,Margaret Spence,Isline Leask,Hazel Ogg,Irene Swanney, Linda Borwick,Ruby Mackay,Kathleen Smith
Absent - Robert McNeill,David Harcus
Teacher - Joey Hercus
Added by Joey Tait on 08 January 2013
Names: back row ?, Colin Campbell, David Mitchell, Billy Sutherland, Stephen Morris, Kenny Barnett, David Graham, ?
Middle ?, ?, Wattie Sutherland, Bobby Barnett, Karl Thomson, James Coltherd, Alan Rorie, Wullie Bews, Thora Parks, Sheila Laughton.
Front Jean Leonard, Jennifer Irvine, Janice Spindler, Margaret Spence, ?, Hazel Ogg, Irene Swanney, ?, ?, ?.
Added by Chris Rosie on 08 January 2013
Front row 2nd from the left looks like Christine (Kim) Twatt !
Anonymous comment added on 10 January 2013
Alan is right, born about 1951 and photo 1957/8
Back row l to r
Kenny Sinclair,Colin Campbell,David Mitchell,Billy Sutherland,Stephen Morris,Kenny Barnett,?, ?Raymond Hay
?,?,Watty Sutherland, Bobby Barnett,?,James Coltherd,Alan Rorie,?,Wullie Bews
Jean Leonard,?,?,?,?,?,?,? Borwick,Ruby McKay,? Ann Smith
Anonymous comment added on 10 January 2013
Thanks Wullie. I remember Esther now. She had a younger sister in my class called Louise (not sure if it is spelt like this) See picture #26721
She is in the back row 4th from the left. They didn't stay long in Orkney.
I remember poor Janice Spindler. Her mum was a friend of ours. Super photo.

Added by Barbara (Jolly) Watt on 11 January 2013
Front row 2nd from the RIGHT looks like Christine (Kim) Twatt ! I ment to say...

Anonymous comment added on 15 January 2013
My brother Karl Otto Thomsen, son of Kirkwall Grammer School teacher Otto Thomsen is 5th from the left middle. Sadly the family have been unable to contact him regarding the passing of our mother Joyce in 2014. If anyone knows his where abouts please contact me 07711269696 (Anne Thomsen sister)
Added by Anne Thomsen on 26 February 2016
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