15 comments on “Elgin – the past

  1. Very informative! I see you had girls at your High School. Very progressive! Surprising then that so many middle class folk turn out to be gay. Must be the rugby. I always thought there was something homo-erotic about all that grasping round the buttocks stuff. Of course, that’ll be why rugby players all pretend to be dead macho. Did you all dress up in women’s clothes at the booze up the night before the game? Just wondering.

  2. Hi Hotboy,

    Well, you might find rugby homo-erotic – that’s up to you – but I don’t. The night before was a great party. No-one dressed up in women’s clothes apart from the women, so you probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it.

  3. I think you forgot to upload a photie of page 28.

    In the good old days before drugs in sport, all they had at the Olympics was breathalysers.

  4. Cycling – the Tour de France – specialised in drugs for many decades, even in the very early years, according to a book I’m reading just now. I don’t think anyone bothered about the odd litre or two of wine.

  5. The one immediately to the left of Mr Gillan in the picture looks awfae like Sandy Bowie to me…..

    • I can’t think of reason not to check out Elgin Past Times on Facebook except can I do that if I’m not on Facebook? That’s what I just do not know. But I think I’ll give it a try and see if it works. If it doesn’t work, then I’ll know it doesn’t. But if it does work, then I’ll see old photos of Elgin. That should be interesting because I have never been there but I’ll get to see what it looks like. And if there’s a big factory there and things like bus stops and drug addicts. Thanks for the big advice. I’m going to check it out this very second. Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  6. Hi Roddy (or as you insisted in being called at school, Roderick), Although I have not been back to Elgin since I left the Academy in 1969 I think some of the other names you are missing from the photo are David Gladman, Robert Bowie, Scott Macdonald, Elspeth MacInnes, Marguerite Brown, Alice Gillies, and Lydia Russell. I think that photo is of Class 1A with form teacher, Mr Gillan (latin).Pity the photo didn’t include our favourite teacher, Miss French (history). Robert Hepburn

  7. Pingback: Elgin Academy athletics team 1967? | Roddy Macleod's Blog

  8. Sheila Morrison sent me this via other media:

    “I am in your photo of the class of Elgin Academy – Sheila Souter 2nd left, 2nd row from the back & I have a few more names for you …”

  9. Jim Macgregor sent me this via other media:

    Moira Henderson – 2nd row – 4th from left

    Lesley Hearn – Front row – RHS

    Denny Menzies and Scott Macdonald – next to Neil H.

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