D’Ye Mind Lang Syne, June 8, 2012

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IN THIS, the golden jubilee year of Arbroath Academy, it is appropriate that we mark the special occasion. This week’s picture captures a moment from the opening celebrations on June 15, 1962.

It shows senior pupil William Miller presenting a copy of Hay’s ‘History of Arbroath’ to Sir William Arbuckle, secretary, Scottish Education Department, who performed the official opening ceremony.

Also in the picture are, from left - Pamela Smith, who presented a bouquet to Lady Arbuckle; Mr A.M. (Sandy) Crawford, first head teacher; Colonel William Scott, chairman of Angus education committee; and Lady Arbuckle.