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Helmsdale School

The new school was completed in 1955 it housed 134 primary, and 61 secondary pupils. In 1962 third year "academics" were removed to Golspie to be followed in 1973 by all remaining third year pupils.

This is a view that many Helmies will recognise



once they were released from their beloved school.
This is a view that many Helmies will recognise

Helmsdale primary school
Helmsdale,
Sutherland,
KW8 6JWN

Tel: (01431) 821244

 


Sports Day at Helmsdale Secondary School 1961
Holding winning Shield for girls-Christina Sutherland
Presenting the Shield-Councillor Mrs Rutherford
Headmaster-Mr Bates and Classmates

Helmsdale Secondary School Fancy Dress

L-R
Margaret Urquhart/Wendy McAngus / Robert McAngus/Barbera Caird/
Patricia McCulloch/Enna McAngus/Christina Sutherland/
Kathleen Innes/Piper?/John Urquhart/Fair haired boy?


Class S1 & S2.
Front row is Alexandra Cairney,Lucy Woodley,eileen Smith,Lucy Fraser,Annie Cormack.
MIDDLE..John Urquhart,David Cowie,David Innes,Billy Cowie(I think), Alan Rodgers.
FRONT..Jane Innes(now MacAulay),Sharon Whitehead(now Sutherland),Fiona Innes,Kevin Sutherland,Jamie MacPherson,Jamie Woodley.
 

H.J.S.S. 1958 TOP ROW L-R TEACHER-JOAN SUTHERLAND, ALFIE ABBOTT, RICHARD MACKENZIE, DAVID COWIE, CATHAL INNES, PETER MACMILLAN, GEORGE ALEX TRAIL, MERVIN MACLEOD, ALEX MCGHEE
MIDDLE ROW. GRAHAM DODDS, WILMA DUFF, CHRISTINA SUTHERLAND, ANGELA COWIE, MARGARET MACBETH,
BOBBY MACLEOD
BOTTOM ROW. AUDREY SUTHERLAND, JANICE MILLER, MARLENE MACANGUS, MARGARET COGHILL, ANN ADAMS, ISOBEL MACKAY, DIANE BELL, JANICE INNES CATHERINE COWIE, MARY MACLEOD, Betty Cow



Helmsdale Secondary School Fancy Dress
L-R; Margaret Urquhart/Wendy McAngus / Robert McAngus/Barbera Caird/Patricia McCulloch/Enna McAngus/Christina Sutherland/Kathleen Innes/Piper?/John Urquhart/Fair haired boy?

Can anybody name this clever lot?
H.J.S.S. 1958 TOP ROW L-R TEACHER-JOAN SUTHERLAND, ALFIE ABBOTT, RICHARD MACKENZIE, DAVID COWIE, CATHAL INNES, PETER MACMILLAN, GEORGE ALEX TRAIL, MERVIN MACLEOD, ALEX MCGHEE
MIDDLE ROW. GRAHAM DODDS, WILMA DUFF, CHRISTINA SUTHERLAND, ANGELA COWIE, MARGARET MACBETH,
BOBBY MACLEOD
BOTTOM ROW. AUDREY SUTHERLAND, JANICE MILLER, MARLENE MACANGUS, MARGARET COGHILL, ANN ADAMS, ISOBEL MACKAY, DIANE BELL, JANICE INNES CATHERINE COWIE, MARY MACLEOD, Betty Cow
H.J.S.S. 1958 Top Row L-R Bryan Macleod, James Innes, Peter Smith, Hamish sawyers, Billy Cowie, Sandy Macaulay, Stuart Shaw.
Teacher Mr. Bain.
Adam Macpherson, Margaret Macangus, Mairi Cunning ham, Johan Cowie, Janet Sutherland, Christine Mc Kay, Rosemary Manson, Hugh MacDougal.
Janie Mackay,Jean"Straw"Mackay, Alison Rapson, Catherine TELFER, Judith Chambers

 

Helmsdale Junior. Secondary. School 1958

B/Row. Gorge Cowie, Mac Sutherland, Andrew Coghill,
M/Row. Miss Lena Mackey, (Teacher) David Cowie, Bertie Macleod, Donnie Baeton,
James Cowie, Sandy Simpson, Kenny Sutherland, George Mackay,
F/Row. Gorgina Sutherland, Marion Duncan, Mary Mcaskill, June Edwards, Rosemary Mckenzie,
Jane Mackay, Rose Mackay, Margaret Cowie, Freda Mackay.

 

Helmsdale Junior. Secondary. School 1959

J Innes, Mr Cunningham (headmaster), G Mckay, K Sutherland, D Beaton, S Simpson, Mr Gilmour (best p.t. Instructor never,used the belt a lot) A Macpherson, Bobby Macleod, B Cowie, Bertie Macleod, Mac Macdougall, C Innes.

D.Cowie, I.Watson, J.Innes, H,Macdougall, B.Cowie, A.Raffan,
G.A.Traill, B.Macleod A.Macpherson, C.Innes, S.Rapson

Photo 1960 :- R. Dempster, H, Macpherson, Bobby Macleod, Brian Macleod, C,Innes, S,Shaw,
S, Macaulay, B,Cowie A,Macpherson, Mac Macdougall, G.A.Traill.

 

Helmsdale Junior. Secondary. School 1961
Anybody now the names of this class.
Bottom row L/R The third wee girl is Maureen Raffan. Now how did I know that?

Helmsdale Junior. Secondary School 1961

Back Row
L/R David Munro, Alfred abbot, Ian McKenzie, James Telfer, Jackie Dunbar, Ian Findlay
Middle Row
L/R Donald Bruce, James McKay, Alexander Cowie, Iris McKay, Christine McKay, Marilyn McAngus, Hector McPherson, Ronnie Dempster, David Ross
Front Row
L/R Cathie Munro, Janice Miller, Mary McLeod, Peggie Cowie, Patricia Sutherland, Dolina McLeod, Janice Innes, Margaret Campbell, Ranoa Keith, Betty Cowie

 

Helmsdale Junior. Secondary School 1961

1/ B/R Teacher Alice Traill, Magnus Cowie, Tommy Rapson, Donald Logie,
George Innes, Alex Levack, Iain Keith, James Macaulay.
M/R. Helen Bain, Jan Jappy, Judy Gill, Eileen Sutherland, Sharon Trotter,
Diane Mackay, Alistra Keith, Mary Innes, Alison Mackay.
F/R Paul Forty, Ann Cairns, Esther Mackay, Jane Innes, Caroline Blance,
Cathleen Innes, Maree Jappy, Charles Sutherland.

Photo was taken in 1975 or 76. thought this would interest
at least 3 of the guests who signed Guest Book.?

Back row, left to right
David Cowie, Billy Cowie, Fiona Innes, Eileen Smith, David Innes, John Urqhuart
Front row, left to right
Jean Bain, Shona Cotton, Karen Lowe, Jane Innes, Sharon Whitehead

1983 I think — with Kay Murray, John Macleod, Susan Mackenzie, Tracy Murray, Gayle Holmes, Heather Mackenzie, Ross Whitehead, Morven Amy, Iain Whitehead, Roddy Maclennan, Andrew Ross, Cathy Mac, Louise Mackay, Debbie Burgess, Donna Cowie, David Henderson, Anne Macleod, Anne Marie Ross, Karen Macleod, Jacqueline Macleod, Fraser Tait, Gordon Murray, Karina Mackay, Ross Amy, Karina Hamilton, Darren Macleod, Mary Cowie, Derrick Gordon, Adam Hendry, Adam Hendry, Todd Helmie, Rosemary Findlay, Fraser Cairney, Don Macmillan, Marc Gill, Allison Cowie, Grant Holmes, James Innes and Elizabeth Liz Cormack.

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