Tain Museum Image Library

Tain Royal Academy 1937
Tain Museum Image Library
Tain Royal Academy 1937

This is a group of senior pupils taken in the grounds of the old academy, which is now Duthac House.
L to R - Back row - Roddie Maleod, Hugh Murray, Calum Campbell, Ian Forbes, Murdo Macleod, David Duff, Bruce Ross
Fourth Row - John Macdonald (Balnagore), Peter Mackenzie, Donald Mather, Ian MacArthur, Robert Mackenzie, Uisdean Ross, Alasdair Mackenzie, Hunter Denoon, David Ross
Third Row - Tibbie MacRae, Ida Fraser, Elizabeth MacMillan, Marjory Fraser, Sheila Munro, Isobel Miller, Annabel Ross, Jana Mackay
Second Row - Jessie Ross, Kathleen Montgomery, Janet Tough, Marjorie Reid, Maisie Forsyth, Margaret Macleod (Retta), Margaret Macleod, Phemie Murray, Marion Watson
Front Row - Alex MacMillan, Sandy Ross, Jack Forsyth, Margaret Shand, Dorothy Cameron, Margaret Mackinnon, David J Ross (Hilton), James Davidson
Picture added on 11 May 2004
Annabelle Ross was my mother. She was brought up in Gower Place and Springfield. Her father was Alex Ross postman and when he retired he ran the library. Mum had three brothers, David, Bill Sandy. Only Sandy is left now- back from Africa and living in Lockerbie with his wife Audrey. Mum was a Brown Owl. I have many happy memories of long Summer holidays in Tain.
Added by Lesley Olden on 06 June 2005
My father was Robert Mackenzie, he was brought up at Wester Seafield, Portmahomack, where his father John Alex Mackenzie farmed with his great unlcle George Ross. Dad went on to study at University in Edinburgh and worked for the Macaulay Research Institute.
David Duff came from Balnabruich, he married my mother's sister and lived in Glenrothes.
Murdo Macleod was the Ministers son at Portmahomack. He was killed in London in the 2nd World War during a German bombing. I still have the letter my father received advising of his death.
Added by Morag Cruden on 28 July 2014
My great grandfather George Tough, Salmon Fisher, lived in Portmahomack with his family from 1880 till late 1940's.
Interested to know if Janet Tough is/was related.
Added by Ken Tough on 09 October 2015
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