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School photograph

School photograph

Date Added: 24 April 2008 Year: 1935 Institution Name: dnhhl Cat No: | 2006_310 | Picture No: 2558

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

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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.

Comment left on 28 March 2011 at 23:35 by Rona Gray Many thanks for your comments and correct identification of your Aunt, we will update our records Administrator
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 Comment left on 31 March 2011 at 22:19 by Dan Murray
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.

Comment left on 06 June 2011 at 22:15 by Duncan Leslie 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
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.

Comment left on 14 July 2013 at 23:06 by James Alison Many thanks for he correct spelling of your family name Administrator
Very Good Photograph Comment left on 25 July 2013 at 11:50 by Rachel M Thomson
Please feel free to contact me Rachel M. Alison nee Thomson Comment left on 25 July 2013 at 12:36 by Rachel M Thomson
Please contact me also if you wish, James Alison, 23 Melanie Drive, Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada E2E1W4 Comment left on 04 August 2013 at 13:28 by James Alison
My father, Frank Sutherland back row, stayed in Skibo when his dad, William Sutherland my grandfather, was green keeper.

Comment left on 20 May 2014 at 10:39 by John Sutherland
My dad John Whittet and my auntie Blossom Whittet are there. Comment left on 22 December 2019 at 03:41 by Paul mackenzie whittet
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