Warmth and companionship were the hallmarks of the 60th anniversary reunion weekend held in Stornoway on Friday and Saturday (14th and 15th September).
There were 98 participants at the reunion, travelling from far and wide to pack into Stornoway Golf Club on Friday night.
Class photos taken by Malcolm ‘Bessie’ Macleod were followed by a moment’s silence to remember lost friends, and then a sit-down dinner served up by Golf Club catering staff. The company were regaled with yarns from their school years by Stornoway Historical Society’s Sandy Matheson and Malcolm Macdonald.
Committee member George Murray said: “They had the audience in the palm of their hands, with yarns from 1958-70, and we were all filled with cianalas and couldn’t wait to get together again the following day.”
Also speaking was Murdo Macleod from the Andrew Macleod Memorial Fund, explaining the work of Cardiac Risk in the Young. All funds raised over the weekend are to be donated to the charity.
A hog roast prepared by Joe Engebretsen and Colin ‘Cream Eggs’ Maclean started Saturday night’s entertainment, followed by a 70s-themed disco hosted by Isles FM’s David Morrison. Over 120, including partners and family members, enjoyed the dancing and feasting.
George said: “It was just a lovely event, a coming together of friends and a weekend full of warmth and companionship.”
The picture shows the organising committee at Friday evening’s dinner: left to right, George Murray, Moira Maclean, Joan Macarthur, Ann Macaulay, Ian Hamilton, speaker Malcolm Macdonald and Iain Clavey.