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David Laird
27 February 2014 14:20:12
Good afternoon all.
I noticed Ann Kilgallon's earlier post and wonder if you were in my class Ann. There was a girl in my class whom I always thought was Ann Kilgannon, and maybe was indeed Ann Kilgannon. Anyway, if I am wrong then sorry for the wasted post.
Here is a list of a few classmate's names I can recall from my seven years at Longstone that might, or might not be familiar to you.

Elizabeth Hill (a well kent contributor on this site!)
Pat Meikle
Joan Bangholm (went to the Qualifying Dance with Joan)
Irene Cameron
Janis Andrews
Caroline Mackie
Annette Ross
Belinda Turnbull
Derek Burns
Colin Dunlop
Graham Paterson ( who sadly passed away a couple of years ago with Motor Neuron Disease)
Alan Wright
Graham Callaghan
Ian McDonald
Robbie Forrester
Robert Merriman
Alan Wharton
Kenny McIvor
Norman Dick..................and I am sure many more, so apologies to anyone the fading memory has failed to recall!
Best wishes to any of my old classmates who visit the site. Hope you have as fond memories of old Longstone Village as I do.
David.

Wilma Porteous (Formerly Henderson)
21 January 2014 23:01:54
Hi everyone first time on Site and was amazed to find a picture of my class which must have been around 1961, I think Terence Kramer posted this but I believe the person he has marked as
Marion Aitken is actually myself. I moved to Longstone when I was seven and I am still here brought up my two boys 31 and 33 who also went to Longstone School amazing place brings back lots of memories I was best friends with Andrea Jackson who I still keep in touch with.
Sheila Ballantyne (Thomson)
05 January 2014 17:12:41
I was a pupil from 1957 till 1964. Had many happy memories , would love to hear from anyone. I do have a class photo which I will try to upload the teacher's name I think was Miss Baxter.
Brian Smith
24 October 2013 04:37:12
Ann, your name rings a bell with me.I also remember names such as David Laird, Derek Burns, Patricia Miekle, Joan Bangham etc.
I was at Longstone for a couple of years in the early 60's. I lived in Redhall Place. Been living in Oz for last 40 years now but still manage "home" every year or two to visit family..
Elizabeth Thies
14 August 2013 03:07:04
Ann, I recognise your name. I would have been at Longstone around the same time. I did spend a few months at Carrickvale then we moved to Liberton when I attended Gracemount. Ed Hill, my brother, fulfilled his education at Carrickvale. Ian went on to Trinity.
I would love to hear from you. Do you know the Reids..that would be Stanley, Gordon, Margaret & Eric.
Keep in touch. This is a fun way to catch up. Liz
Ann Kilgallon ( McSherry
17 July 2013 21:44:22
Hi Everybody would love to hear from anyone that knew me I was at Longstone Primary from 1958 -1964
Best Wishes Ann
Ann Kilgallon - ( McSherry )
17 July 2013 21:18:40
Is there anybody out there who remembers me as I used to live at 97 Redhall Road and it would be nice to speak to someone that knew us all I went to Longstone Primary 1958 and then went to Carrickvale Secondary 1969 till 15 and then went to College for a year (Telford College) it would be nice to hear from anybody that knew me I now live in Kirkcaldy and have been here since 1906 so do let me know if you do know me Thanks Ann.
Sarah Washington
16 July 2013 16:06:35
I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to say thanks for making your page - http://www.longstone.ik.org/p_P23project.ikml As an avid history enthusiast and the project coordinator for our history club, I've found it to be very helpful! Right now, our club is learning about popular culture in the 1960s (one of my favorite eras!) One of the younger members passed this page along to me - http://www.ooshirts.com/guides/Retro-Fashion-Guide:-Tie-Dyed-Shirts-to-Mini-Skirts.html The kids loved learning about the fashion (And music...I think I've converted a few of the kids to Beatles fans!) As a favor, I was hoping you could include that page on your website? I wanted to show the History Club that their efforts have reached outside of our community. Let me know when you get a chance to update! Thanks again! Sarah Washington -
Webteam would like to thank The History Club for getting in touch.
Elizabeth (HILL) Thies
29 May 2013 02:29:16
Happy birthday to Patricia Hunter formerly of Longstone Grove. Patricia...I think your birthday is the 28th of May which will make you 61 this year. I am a week behind. I send you best wishes. How is Robert? Remember when your mum decided that you and Robert should take violin lessons? OMG...!!!!!!!!!
I hope that you log onto this site. It is so much fun . I have been blessed hearing from former schoolmates and learning about their lives. Even hear from my older sister's
friends and who was top of the pops back then! She will love that! Best wishes to you and all at Longstone...You know what? I remember the day it opened. My brother Eddie was still going to the annex and then moved on to the new school.
To all...have a lovely summer.
Paul Martin
11 May 2013 00:35:15
Remember Yvonne Crawford there ! I was at Longstone 1965-1972. Teachers Miss Dickson, Mr Cant, Mrs Barclay...headmasters Mr Welsh, Mr Blackwood (only one who belted me in 7 years there), Mr Chapelle. Friends and classmates from then...John Hobson, Martin Lister, Charles Young, Paul Girdwood, Gary Noble, Stuart Strong, Stewart Sadler, James Dow, Robert Moffat, Carol Syme, Diane Hanlon, Linda Ponton, Heather Smart, Neil Cummings and many others. And of course Mr Stoddart, school jannie ! Still remember my first day there in 1965, jeez close on half a century ago...
Yvonne Westgarth (nee Crawford)
07 February 2013 15:31:37
Just a quick note to all my old friends that went to Longstone with me - Mary Bennett, Sheena Fairgrieve, Liz Baldock,Alan Barton. I hope you are all well. I still live in Longstone as does Liz so I see her from time to time. I am still here at Longstone Primary - I have been working here for over 20 years!!!! Would love to hear from any of you.
Colin McDonald
06 February 2013 23:15:28
I could write a book about longstone I know nearly every name that is mentioned as I was born and bred in this great place that good I have never left it was in pre fabs first then moved to a stones throw from the school here are some names that have not been mentioned Davies McLean Davies Sinclair Charlie murphy billy earl and all his brothers Davies Wilson who stayed opposite the school his father was a motorbike policeman podge McLeod billy grub I could go on a bit more but not want to bore you all.
ELIZABETH THIES NEE HILL
23 October 2012 02:44:13
Greetings all you 60 year olds! Hope you are all enjoying fall, soon to be winter weather. For those of you who may remember her, I had a lovely e-mail from Julie Telford the other day. In fact I was in contact with her several months ago and she gave me an update on her life. As far as I recall she is living in Switzerland with her husband and daughter...don't hold me to that. I know that she will be in Scotland in December visiting family in Paisley. I will be home in December also, spending chrissy with my siblings...god, I can't wait for a dish of haggis...I tried to bring some canned back a couple of years ago and it was confiscated...MAD COW DISEASE!
So my brother tried the next year...same thing. Oh well! Try, try and try again..maybe this time.

I have to say it was fun going through the comments of former classmates. I was telling my 90 year old mother-in-law about the contacts and she was astonished...'I don't rmember what school I went to, let alone their names'. I can remember birthday dates of some of my old friends...it's funny how some things stick in your mind.
It is amazing how having this contact can evoke so many memories... and mainly good ones.
John...you mentioned the shop by the burn...I remember my mum taking us there to get the 'rashions'. Ian was a baby at the time and the pram and the 'holdall' were filled with groceries for the week. In between we would go to St. Cuthberts for groceries. I still rmember my mums 'share' number which was given to each purveyor and she would get her 'share' at the end of the year. Mum came home one day thinking she had forgotten something...Yep...it was Ian...he was outside the butcher shop. If my dad had known he would have went lulu! We used to walk thru the burn to get to my grannys house at Stenhouse. Pass the prison with the workers out in the fields. I used to swing off a tree at the burn...I could not swim, but I was with the Easton sisters, Linda, Kate and Diane and followed their lead. Elizabeth McAndrew was there also. I ended up in the water...soaked to the gills...had to explain this to my parents...told them I stepped in a bucket of water and that was why I was wet...I was spanked not only for lying...but I was never to be at the burn in the first place...my brother, Eddie, almost drowned by the whirlpool...just below the pub.
Someone fished him out. His wellies were filled with water and his legs were red from the dye in the wellies.
My first 'real' boyfriend was Kenny Burns. His dad was a prison officer at Saughton and they lived in the housing off Stenhouse Road...we used to meet on a Sunday at the 'pig styes' along the burn...remember where the horse shows would be held. OMG! How romantic! One night we went to a park on Kingsknowe Road (with the EASTON girls) I had passed my curfew and my mother came looking for me...god only knows how she found out where I was, but she slapped the heck out of me all the way home.

Well, it is time to have a snack and go to bed.

Best wishes to all and hope to read some comments soon.

Liz Thies




IAN STEWART
05 October 2012 17:44:33
HI EVERYONE DOES ANYONE KNOW IF BETTY MERRILEES IS STILL LIVING IN THE AREA AS I WOULD LOVE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH HER,,IF SO COULD YOU PLEASE PASS ON MY EMAIL ADDRESS ianstewart2009@hotmail.co.uk tel02085217996 I LIVE IN LONDON NOW THANKS IAN STEWART
John Vallance
26 July 2012 18:33:47
Hello Liz
Sorry for taking so long to answer you time goes by so fast, dont know what happened, sent last message you replied and guess scared everyone away or maybe they do not know about webb site. Go home every couple of years stay over in Fife and drive or take train to Edinburgh visit Longstone everytime hoping I might see old friends but no luck, guess everyone moved or maybe they are hiding when they see me,(just kidding.) Still have family in Edinburgh so enjoy visiting them and catching up on old gossip, one Neice has hairdresser shop on Gorgie road just been open few months but doing well. Last year walked by where Brands wee shop used to be at the burnside and went over the little bridge looking at rear of Longstone Inn and the Prison, lots of changes but still a lot of the old, Great memories. Miss the good times Redhall park, Colinton dell, the Canal, building bonfires and raiding the other bonfires in the area,(at the same time they were raiding ours) great fun, not the same for kids anymore.Was great to hear from you and look forward to hearing more, would be great to hear from former school friends and neibours. Take care thanks for making contact.
Alan Wharton
16 July 2012 20:40:16
Thanks to Liz Thies
for the birthday wishes
18th May for me.
How many more I wonder?
Life begins at 60!!!
Liz Thies
20 June 2012 05:20:10
John Vallance...you dated one of the Andrews sisters...if I am correct (Annette Andrews..sister of Janice / Janis ? spelling)..what a hoot...I remember you on your paper routes...GAFFS... and the wee shop at the burnside where mum would go for the 'rations' every week. My younger brother was still in the pram at that time...OMG!
John Vallance
06 June 2012 17:18:32
Hello
Attended Longstone from 1951 to 1957, Old school on main road, then Annex, Juniper Green, Merchiston, Tynecastle, Slateford (opposite Woodburns Garage) then the new Longstone School . Remember a lot of the names mentioned and teachers.Would be great to have a reunion and see old Friends. I come home every two years and travel around Longstone, and Redhall hoping l might see some old friends who stayed in the neibourhood, l lived in Longstone Grove,and at times helped out at Gaffs, also remember Brands little shop at the Burnside next to Longstone Inn , the chippy and the confectionary was it Barkers or Bakers dont remember, l do recall pushing the milk cart up the hill to Redhall to deliver milk,newspapers, and rolls, that was no fun. It would be wonderful to hear from Friends of years gone bye, and remember the laughs and good times at Longstone.
Liz Thies
31 May 2012 14:58:19
So how many of my former classmates are turning 60 this year? Happy Birthday to all.
Sheena Palmer (nee Fairgrieve)
16 May 2012 15:47:01
Hi all
Don't know what made me look back to find Longstone Primary school today, but what a surprise to see so many names I remember! Yes John you did take me to the qually! Liz and David Weddell (Liz went onto art college in London) but I lost touch with her after that. Mary Bennett, Alan Barton, Fiona Thomson, Elizabeth Baldock, Yvonne Crawford, Stuart Strong, Maureen McDonald, Miss Stuart (our last teacher, we seemed to have so many!), Mr Stoddart - always having to put plasters on my knees! Oh so many memories!
Evelyn Barr
24 April 2012 15:29:15
Can't believe this site. My twin sister and I attended Lonstone Primary from 1956-1963, Mr Gibson was our last teacher. Secondary was a breeze in comparison. Our friends were Linda Carruthers, Alison Duncan, Janice Hunter, Sally Jarvis, Maria McKinnell, (we are in her photograph, front row and seated on the grass) Anne Wardrobe and Veronica Collins. I also remember the other twins, the Hortons, the Murrays and the Hopkirks. Working for the Scottish Government now.
Liz Thies
16 March 2012 03:33:31
You must know Eric Reid and Ian Hill, Longstone Grove. I don't know anything about how Eric is doing. I know my brother Eddie has seen his brother (Gordon) once in a while. Ian has two sons, one daughter and two grandchildren (girls) . We are all getting up there! Remember when we yearned to be older..At least 16..to be able to date and about 18 when we could drink legally
LIZ THIES
16 March 2012 03:07:14
I have enjoyed this site...and would love to hear from Patricia Hunter and Agnes Miller..both of Lonstone Grove.
Sincerely, Liz (Hill) Thies
Duncan McKendrick
12 February 2012 21:35:20
I was born at 31 Redhall Place on 6 July 1955 and attended Longstone Primary from 1960, the headmaster was Mr Evans, the janitor was Mr Stoddart,I remember Mr Gibson,Miss Steel and most of my class,Tucker Horton,Geoff Hunter,Ackie Allan,Nodge Kilgallon,Tam Downie,Tom Burke who lived in the prefabs,Anne Harrison,Maureen Walters,Carol Dick,Dorothy Woodman,Pat Thomson,Avril Harrison,Katherine ?,Ian Park, Donald McKinnell,Dougie Bennett,Dale Newcombe whose dad had a pig farm,Lynn and Lorraine Anderson non-identical twins. Brian Ross,Malcolm Baldock, Persil Forsyth,Spam,Six Feet Newman,Keith Barbour,Marylin McNab,Billy McIntyre I remember Peter Burgess,the Tants who had a menagerie,Mr Malanek,The Slights,The Hortons Kenny Hood,The Merrilees,McKays,Mr Merrilees was a postman who had been a POW in Japan,Wards,The Andersons,Mr Craig,the Grandisons,Gaffs Roches,St Cuthberts, Stevie's Pond, the Mousy Holeits all coming back. Anyway get in touch if you are or knew any of these people
Ian Barton
18 December 2011 10:51:21
Hi Alan Wharton and Kerry Wright. I am not sure if my e mail address will appear on the school site so please send me a short note at Ian@firstprop.co.za - I'd really like to catch up with you Alan and Kerry please ask your mom to send me a note

Ian Barton
Ian Barton
18 December 2011 10:41:15
Hi Alan
Great to see your name Alan! I have gone into the site a few years ago and had a couple of exchanges with people but I am really chugged that you have gone into the site and mentioned me! I have been living in South Africa for the last 36 years. Good to know music is still part of your life. What are you doing? I imagine a bit of jazz or blues maybe? I think my e mail address will appear on the message so please send me a note and we can play catch up! Just a parting note I actually paid a visit to Edinburgh last year and took my wife for a walk around Redhall including the my old house, the school and past your old place! Please drop me a line

Ian
Jennifer Sandison
24 November 2011 20:20:26
went to longstone from 2003 - 2010 but left like 2 weeks before the end of the year :(. I can honestly say that longstone is the best school anyone could go to and have so many memories from there :)

GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU JENNIFER.
Kerry Wright
05 October 2011 18:13:04
To Ian Barton - You don't know me but it appears that you played violin with my mum! - Christine Wright (Nee Seatter) In answer to your assumption, yes she did go on to sing in a group called 'This n' That' and enjoyed a successful career in the Civil Service. She still lives in Longstone (always has!!) I can't wait to show mum this, its so nice to see that she is so fondly remembered and yes Ian, she is still very competitive and musical but these days she spends more time on Facebook than she does playing her violin, guitar and piano!! lol
Kerry x
Alan Wharton
24 September 2011 12:46:31
Only just found out about this site.My god!!What a blast from the past.Great to see some of names
I remember.Nothing too much to report though.
Living quietly in Sighthill with my wife Irene.
still playing music.Two bands on the go at the moment. IAN BARTON,how are you!!
Reg Taylor
09 September 2011 05:01:56
I was at Longstone in the 50's and good to see it is still going strong... some of the names I recognise. Lived at 117 Kingsknowe Rd North and remember the neighbours the Allans, Dunlops, Wardrobes Bennetts and many more. Have lived in Perth West Australia for over 40 years now 5 grandchildren and another on the way. Visited Longstone about 5 years ago and it brought back many memories. All the best to everyone
mary bennett
11 August 2011 22:25:19
hi john, re 1960;s ex pupils, mary bennett here, amazing to hear those names again, my best friend was elizabeth baldock, yvonne crawford,maureen mcdonald, the weddel twins were david and elizabeth, they lived opposite the phone box at the top of the hill,mr stoddart the janitor i remember more than anybody else, always smiling!
Stephen Cairns
18 May 2011 15:17:24
Hi everyone.
I left Longstone PS in 79 when we moved to Germany, the only classmate that i can remember was Atholl Hill my form teacher was Miss Maglauchlin (sorry for the spelling if it is wrong)my two other brothers went there as well Edward & Alan, post back a comment if you remember me
Sheila Black
11 May 2011 03:02:04
Found this site by chance. I went to Longstone Primary 49-55.I remember David Shepherd Teacher Mrs. Rae. We had slates and warm milk.I remember at Slateford spending my dinner money on bubble gum to get the "film star photos" Such great memories.
Gemma Mitchell
05 May 2011 10:09:11
Ooh Myy Gawsh! , A Can't beleive thaat it was so long agoh! a miss dah webteem and when we aw used to sit at the back of the stage , aw myy gawsh, at the christmas faiir when ii sat on saantaas knee :p ii miiss longstone,
avril fanning
06 March 2011 19:41:29
What you find on line is amazing, imagine my surprise to see Hon Dickson's comments about our old school. She was so right about everything and the names brought back so many memories. The Teachers Mr Moyes and Mrs MacDonald!! I also started in the old school with my friend Hon and progressed up through the annex to the new school. She lived across the road from it so we saw it being built brick by brick and I remember the old gentleman who was the watchman when the builders left each night. Memories indeed how time passes and I hope everyone she mentioned is doing well and in the best of health.
Lindsay Anne Scott
01 March 2011 19:50:14
oh my gosh 3 years ago i was in p7 now i am in s3 it feels so quick. The other day was so weird i still have my leaving top with everyone's names on it and i just wanted 2 no if it wood fit and omg it did bring bk loads of memories. Can u say hi to mrs swan 4 me + other teachers. u were gr8
Donna Ewen
19 December 2010 15:37:20
Just finished watching Longstone Primary Movie 2010. Smiled & laughed through it all. Great job Mr Pattie (and all the stars) for this tongue in cheek masterpiece!
A fantastic keepsake for my son Lewis who is now happily settled at Firrhill.
Keep up the good work!
Mahathi
21 November 2010 08:50:52
Dear Longstone, I am missing you, well how are you getting on in P1/2? How are you in Longstone? Iam fine are you fine FROM Mahathi.challagali
Sravani.Challagali
21 November 2010 08:25:48
I miss Longstone where I was a P3 last year. I am a p4a student at Blackhall. Blackhall is ok but I miss Longstone! Have fun friends.
Susan Williamson (nee Knowles)
24 October 2010 19:20:41
I attended Longstone Primary School between the years of 1962-1968. I have many fond memories of the school and its pupils. The classmates that I remember are as follows - Lorna Brown, Jane Munro, Eileen Doherty, Bruce Thomas, Turner Dove, Eric Reid, Ronnie Rodgers, Sandra Duff, Susan Grandison, Andrea Burns, Elaine Horton, Iain McDonald, Terry McIvor, Janice Wright, Jacqueline Pollock, Olive Watson, Shan Nish, Rosa Solodenko, George Hay, Keith Yuill. I lived in Redhall till I was 6 then the family moved to Slateford Road, then I travelled by bus to school every day. I remember playtimes, usually skipping to the "Nellie the Elephant tune". If not skipping, I was playing "elastics" - or even "kissy chasie", or playing "jacks" ....... happy days! I also remember school dinners - especially the swedish apple charlotte, it was delicious, but I absolutely hated tapioca, disgusting .... and the lumpy custard wasn't great either! Gym was never my favourite thing, still not interested in fitness (although I should be)!! I remember having to wear the compulsory navy knickers. When I was in P7 I remember having to look after the P1s if it was raining at playtime, I enjoyed that. As for the teachers, I'm trying to remember their names - Miss (or Mrs) Steele comes to mind, Miss Nicholson, Miss Watson, I think there was a Mrs Cheyne (possibly sewing teacher). I think my P7 teacher was a Mr Cant, unfortunately I remember "getting the belt" from him. I wasn't a bad pupil, I just liked to talk! I could go on and on about the Longstone area as I had so much fun there playing with my friends. It would be great if any of the above names I mentioned get to read this, and maybe they will get in touch one day.
Beth Notman
09 October 2010 00:20:38
Hiya :D
tell miss y and ms Roberston i say hiya and 1 question who's on the webteam this year ????? xx
ohh almost forgot tell ms mirtle that i still get called amy !!!! xxx

Webteam reply
News of our new webteam will be on the home page VERY SOON
Honor Pringle (nee Dickson)
07 October 2010 00:56:43
message to Martin Misa re Darina Dickson and Sylvia Dickson.
Hello Martin - Darina Dickson was my stepmom (she died some years ago) Sylvia is my half sister. Unfortunately I don't know how she is doing but since seeing your email I am now determined to contact her and find out. I will tell her you are trying to contact her.
Honor Dickson
05 October 2010 00:20:38
I can't believe what I've just read on this site. All the familiar names from Longstone Primary. I first attended the old Primary in Longstone Village then went to the Annexe and the foot of Longstone Street then eventually went to the "new" school which was opposite my house in Redhall Grove - this would be around 1957ish. My teacher was Mr Moyes (Malcolm) who took great pleasure in wrapping my fingers with his ruler when I froze at mental arithmathic (which I did regularly).I was absolutely terrified of him and consequently learned nought. Not surprisingly my memories of Longstone Primary are not good, pretty awful really. Some of the names that are on the site are certainly known to me. Anne Wardrobe must be the sister of Stewart Wardrobe (Waddie) who was in my class. Also Eric Coulter who was brother of Betty Coulter, also in my class. Betty Merrilees who, my brother John used to fancy, is sister to Alice and also to "legs" Merrilees. My main friend at school was Avril Fanning who I still keep in touch with. In my class I used to sit at the front (which is where all the "stupid" pupils sat. All the "clever" ones sat at the back). I remember John Horton, Robert Jackson, Margaret Strachan, Betty Coulter, Hazel Strong all sat quite near me at various times so we must have all been tarred with the same brush...........stupid! Aye those were days (notice I'm not saying the "good old days").
Hilda (Hey ) Worden
28 September 2010 13:43:35
I lived in Longsgton 1958-1962 then moved to America
ANDREW.B VICTORIA PRIMARY LEITH
15 September 2010 19:09:14
HI MY NAME IS ANDREW BLACK AND I GO TO VICTORIA PRIMARY IN LEITH IM IN P7 AND WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT YOUR SCHOOL IS VERY VERY NICE I KNOW SOME OF THE OLD P7S AND I KNOW JAMIE IN P5 AND I KNOW ANDREW THOMSON IN P7 AS I KNOW SOME OF YOUR PUPILS FROM WHAT I SEE WHEN I SEE THEM I THINK YOUR SCHOOL IS LOVELY THANKYOU
gemma mitchell
12 August 2010 22:56:22
hiyaa.
i totaly miss longstone soooo much likes. i went in 1997-2004. i kept in touch when my wee brother robert was still going and half the teachers still know me right now as my wee sister is going into p7 this year. a week today. scary stuff likes. although im start college again soon but doing prep for work and i aksed if i could do a work placement at the nursery as i have always wanted to since i left and miss murtle said yes if i show them the timetable and days. hehe cant wait likes :) xxxxxxx
Wimena Slater
29 May 2010 11:40:10
I went to longstone 1975-1980 and i miss lunch when we got 1 potato each
Nathan Baillie
29 March 2010 12:27:56
Hi, I miss Longstone, I was there from 1997 - 1004, those were good years.
I just wanted to thank all my teachers for their support throughout my 7 years it gave me a good start in High School which I will be leaving in 3 months! Not good
Anyway, thank you all very much.
Luisa Gutierrez from P7
27 February 2010 22:08:09
Hi p7 people!!!!
I miss you guys so much!
If u wanna contact me ask Miss Youngman for my address.
bye guys!
miss u!! hope u miss me too!

Webteam reply
Good to hear from you Luisa. Miss Youngman has your details. Hope you are enjoying being back in Columbia
Martin Mistina
04 February 2010 12:26:21
Five years ago I lost connection with my aunt Darina Dickson and her daughter Sylvia. I remember Sylvia went to school close to her home at 4 Redhall Grove in 1977 - 1984. I am looking for information that would help me find Darina and Sylvia. I assume that parents of current pupils may have been Sylvia's classmates and they might have som information which would help.
Ian Barton
29 January 2010 14:44:51
Hi Liz

thanks so much for responding! I can't imagine doing a class reunion. My wife did one a few years ago and she said it was really bizarre. it would also be a heck of a trip as we live in Cape town South Africa but if it happened I think I would make the effort. I had a little contact with some people on friends reunited. if you have also done it I am sure you may have found that after a few exchanges there is not much to say. I established that Ian Mcdonald is a bit down on his luck which is such a shame after having had such a promising career in football with Rangers.
What are you doing with yourself and where do you live? Married with kids - grand kids even!
I recently did a google trip around the streets of Redhall to see the old flats where we stayed (145 Redhall Drive). I recall quite vivdly the old prefab houses coming down and the army houses being built. anyway let me finish now. I'd love to hear your memories of those days at school and maybe get some others to join in. just one last memory - Christine Seater. she and I played violin together in the school orchestra and we both played in the Edinburgh School orchestra. she was really talented and played piano really well. I always assumed that she would go off and be really successful in the music world. have you ever come across her? You might remeber that she and I competed every year for the Burns singing prize! God you should hear my voice now!! look forward to hearing from you.
Ian
Joanne Howlieson
28 January 2010 16:31:30
Hi.. i went to longstone primary in 2000 and left in 2003 ... it was well good miss the friends..
if Kerion young or cheyenne... comes on this website again please get in touch...
email is - x20xjojox06x@hotmail.com.....
ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES
26 January 2010 16:17:49
Dear Ian Barton, my gosh I remember you and most of the names you mentioned in your comment. I remember when Alan Wharton had to have his appendics removed. Rhona Nussey< Ithought was in Russia doing something. I used to work with her dad at the North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board at the West End. Many names came flooding back to me after reading your note. Ian McDonald, Iain MacDonald, as I recall the two Ian's were football crazy,Colin Dunlop, Norman Dick, Robert Merriman, Patricia Hunter, Ruth Horn. It would be great if a reunion could be planned, but how to go about it is another story, although it could be done. It would just take some willing people to do some research and try and contact our former classmates. I hope you are doing well and it was wonderful to hear from you. Liz
ian barton
18 January 2010 16:29:22
hey I forgot Alan Wharton - we both went over to Carrickvale and had a small pop band together. Alan was the most talented ofcourse. does anyone remember playing football in the park during summer jerseys down accross the pitch!
ian
ian barton
18 January 2010 16:23:15
Hi

I have found myself wandering into the web site - I can't believe all the old names from around 1957 - 65. david Laird I remeber you. The football team of 1965 when we got thumped by St Patricks (7-0??) Other people I remember iain McLeod (podge) ian McDonald (mickey) the McIvor brothers. What about Gordon Stewart Rhona Nussey Alstair Harrison _ I could go on. I also recal the class fight to find the toughest boy at school. I remeber so well everyone expecting Billy Grubb to win but along came Colin McDonald. I saw some names that also bring back memories - Eric Coulter for one. What about Wendy who was Podges "girlfriend".
please post a note if any of you remember me!!
Ian
Harry Walters
14 January 2010 14:13:36
I started p1 in 1956 with Miss Wightman as my first teacher, Miss Philips as headmistress - still have a photo of the official opening sitting alongside class mates Anne Wardrope, Eric Coulter & Linda Carruthers. I left for Trinity Academy in 1963, Mr Gibson being my final teacher - I remember trips in his car to Thins bookshop to choose our prizes, probably not politically correct today!
I was very interested to read other pupils stories from the same era, & in particular Maria McKinnell's story from May 08 - I remember attending Sally Jarvis' 7th birthday party. The other twins were the Rosses, Andrew & Robert, & the Barrs, Evelyn & Susan(?) Maria, I also emigrated to South Africa, in 1974, & have lived in Pretoria since then - helping build some of the new football stadiums.
LIZ THIES
13 January 2010 23:58:51
Hi everyone!
I have not ben in touch for a while. This has been quite a sad year for me and my family. My mum died July 31st, just a month short of her 91st birthday. My wee doggie died August 27th and I lost my hero (Jim) on August 31st. He was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2008. He put up a good fight, but a cure was not to be. I am now in the throes of getting my life back together and putting the sorrows of the past year behind me.
DAVID LAIRD, I certainly remember you and am so happy that you responded. Are you married? Do you have children? Do you keep in touch with anyone that we went to school with?
IRENE LEITCH....Gosh, I remember the day you married. I recall that you moved into a new house in Redhall, just up from the co-op. Do you remember Peter Jack? Your next door neighbour? Vera always had the hots for him....She will kill me for saying that. Tee Hee!
Nothing too exciting to report from here other than we are freezing our tushies off. It is supposed to warm up soon!!!!!! We shall see. I will try to be a bit more diligent keeping in touch .
Bst wishes to all.
Liz
martin faichney
13 January 2010 15:07:48
im now 34 and started longtone when i was 4. lots of memories of friends, teachers, sports days and activities. found past friends on facebook so if you were there try it out.
Craig Robertson
11 January 2010 20:40:35
if keiron young comes back on this page please email me man long time no speak would love to hear from you cheers muffin_man1@hotmail.co.uk
Jason Hitchford
11 January 2010 14:41:50
i attended longstone 1981 - 1983 , it was the best school ever , i remember my first day mrs.swan's wig got stuck on a hook , i love longstone
Rebecca Jarvie
15 December 2009 15:40:14
My dad was in the forces and we lived in Redhall Drive. This was the first Primary School I settled at and was there from 1990, I have the fondest memories of all my time spent there. Particularly fond memories of Mrs George, Mrs Swan and Ms Cowney. Can still remember putting on the production of the The Pied Piper of Hamelin. Best school ever!!! x
Nicole Nayar
14 December 2009 22:43:48
Oh my gosh, i remember when i planted one of the trees for the forest behind the school! now that is showing my age! we're currently organising a Longstone class of '04 reunion which will be good hopefully! Im still friends with only about one person from longstone which scares me a lot, seeing as im going to uni and im not going to see my friends half as much :(
Nicole Nayar
14 December 2009 22:34:53
aaaah! im leaving firrhill in like 5 months! i much preferred being back in longstone where it was safe!
David Laird
14 December 2009 22:33:37
I attended Longstone from 1957/58 until leaving in 1965.
I have very fond memories of my time living in old Longstone village, and not least my time at the Primary School.
It was nice to read Elizabeth Hill's recollections. Elizabeth was in my class and I have a few more names to add to her list of classmates. Joan Bangholm, who's parents owned the store in the old village, and whom I took to the Qualifying Dance in our final year. I had wanted to got with Patricia (Trishy) Meikle but she went, I thought with Graham Paterson, although Elizabeth recalls Graham going with Irenie Cameron, the lovely wee red head from Stornoway. Derek Burns was also in our class as was, albeit for a short time, a girl from South Africa called Idena Wadman. My pal Robbie Forrester was also a classmate.
I played in the school football team, and a very good one it was as well. Only blot was a thumping by ST Patricks in the final of the EPSAA Cup at Warriston in the early sixties.
E. IRENE CAMOur teacher when we moved up to the 'big ones' was indeed Miss Steele, who lived on Lanark Road. She was your archetypal 'Miss' however she was a lovely lady.
I could go on and on but I'd be here forever!
I hope others from my era stop by and take time to share their memories.
Dania
11 December 2009 19:00:12
hi longstone primary school
jodie dalgliesh
01 December 2009 17:44:53
this school is amzing
keiron young
22 November 2009 15:10:14
Heya guys!!!
I left Longstone in 2003. Now at Edin uni and loving it!!!!
Really missed school when I left and still do now. Ad even go back now if a could, High School sucks so NEVER LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Miss the old days with Cheyenne, Joanna, Joanne, Mark, Siobhan & all the rest of the p7 gang :)

Irene Mirtle is a LEDGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!
Emma faichney
14 November 2009 15:33:02
hiya longstone
primary
pupils
how r u
missing u all
love u loads xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
jake & megan arthur
20 October 2009 18:50:44
just a quick hello to you all especially y4 and y7 lovin it in germany but miss all our friends hope you r all wellxx

WEBTEAM REPLY
Good to hear from you. Glad you are liking Germany. Good to know you are still checking up on us via the website.
Luisa
13 October 2009 00:48:18
Hi its me again if you guys miss me well tough cause im not going back but I miss you guys as well.........a lot!!!!!!!
talk to you guys later!!!!!!BYE
LOve YoU

WEBTEAM REPLIES
Sorry, you're not coming back. Hope you and your family are well.
holli flynn
09 October 2009 21:58:59
hi its holli just to let jennifer know that i am not very happy about you moving and i can not now that my birthday is on the Qually night 16 of December on my birhday and i hope i will enjoy it so i have to go now so bye bye everybody

by holli
holli flynn
09 October 2009 21:53:19
hi its holli if leigh is on this website please get this mesage hi leigh i miss you so please can you say to everbody in your family hello

by holli j flynn
KiRSTiEGORMAN
15 September 2009 19:46:48
hiya , i just moved from Edinburgh to Motherwell , it was actaully really hard , and i just wanted to let eveyone knoe what an amazing school Longstone is , i was there from nursery to my last day of primary seven & the whole way was amazing . I met the bestfriends someone could ever have & even thought i am now in second year i have kept ALOT of those bestfriends. I would like Mrs Swan too know that if she remebers mine & Ryan Clarke's love-hate relationship in primary seven , that we are actually really good friends now & he is one of my BEST friends . i have so many memories at Longstone , so many ! And i have to say that our leavers show was the best by the way ! :) love&miss longstone loads x
Luisa from p7
04 September 2009 19:18:18
Hi is luisa here...im not so happy about going back to colombia and im going to miss you guys.
You guya have been veeeery suportive and kind so thanks...
and remember the day of my flight is the wednesday 9 of september.
If you have MSN you can get my address from Miss Youngman, and you can talk to me.
Bye guys see you later..
Irene Leitch
07 July 2009 10:51:47
Elizabeth and Vera Hill thanks for comments,Did I wear tight skirts? must have been about 12 I think. I well remember the dolls pram wish I had kept it but don't think my grand daughters would play with it, still in touch with Maggie Ritchie who stayed in Longstone Street just along from the top of the grove, Stange to remember the TV we were the first to have one at our end of the grove and Mrs Irons who stayed at the top of the grove had one so on Coronation day some of the kids came to my house and some to Mrs Irons, we all had our mugs etc which we were given at school, still hjave mine in the attic, don't think it will be worth much if anybody else from the good old dayd remembers get in touch!!
Kirstiegorman x
18 June 2009 14:33:05
Heeey ! x
its been ageees since i left a comment , so yeah , just thought i'de leave one , i only left longstone last year (: , i miss it so much , i was in the very first doubledutch team , & the pupil council & the webteam , :L , i've been round a few times to se emrs swan :L , & i'm gna tell leigh to buy me the dvd from my last year , bye (: x
John
14 June 2009 09:58:40
High attended longstone from about 1964 - 1971, can remember my first day Vividly – was kicking and screaming and hanging on to my mum did not really want to go. Think the teacher was Mrs Gunn she tore me away from my mum – never forgave her for that! In hindsight had a really good time there would love to hear from some of my old class mates. Fell in love with Susan Grindly in P2- who left to go the Siouth Africa I think. Her brother David was in my sisters class. The last teacher I had there was Miss Stewart. She left to marry some Iranian bloke. Can remember Mary Bennet, Carol Syme, Jane Hardie, Fiona Thompson Sheena Faigrieve, Alan Barton, Jimmy McDonald, Stuart Strong, Stuart Saddler, Raymond Warren & John Struth. There were a Twins in our class for a while, think there name was Waddel. If I remember correctly went to the qually with Sheena.
Scott Rose
01 May 2009 14:31:01
hey there,
I went to longstone primary school all the way from primary 1 - 7 , then i moved to dubai in 2005, just goes to show longstone pupils .... go places
Donald Ross
16 April 2009 10:20:14
Hi There, Id love to make contact with some of the people featured on your Gllery page. Specifically the ones from the 50s-60s period. Robert Laird Norma Penman If you can help Is be very grateful. I will be adding my comments on the site later. I will say its never too late to learn as Im currently in my third year as an undergraduate at UWS in Ayr. Kindest regards Donald Ross
Sophie Johnston
01 April 2009 23:04:21
Hey folk's great job with the website!!!

I used to go to this school intill 2000 and what I can rember best is Mrs Campbell and Mrs Burel the best teacher's I ever had!!! (of course you where all still great). I think my P7 teacher might still be at Longstone Miss Cowney??

I just wonted to drop by and say thanks to you's for being so great. You definity made an impression on me as I am currently working as a youth worker and studying my Hnc in com ed which show's how much my L.S techers, after school club leaders and all of the rest of the staff have helped and influenced me from so long ago.

This is also where I met some of my best friends and will never forget the days playing polo (not the game with the horse lol) with Karen and Pottsy :D!!!
Eileen Howison
27 March 2009 11:55:48
I attenden Longstone school in 1954 or 1955 till 1957.I have many happy memories of the school.Mr Munro was the head master and Miss Bastick was my teacher.My two best friends were Catherine Merrilees who I still keep in touch with and Eileen Charley.I now live in Australia and will be in Edinburgh August 1st 2009 and would like to meet some of my old friends.
ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES
25 March 2009 06:06:27
Hey Vera, Teddy Wiseman is the one you remember. Read his comment. Luv Ya!
ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES
25 March 2009 06:04:03
Irene Leitch, you lived across the road from us, and you were once in a while asked to babysit while my mum and dad went down to the Longstone Inn. I remember you and your tight skirts...all the fashion then, and also remember the day you were married. I think every kid in the neighbourhood was out for the 'poor oot'. I let Vera know that you left a comment and asked her to respond. She was busy washing walls tonight, preparing to paint, so you may not hear for a day or two. But please try to check in with her.
liz
Vera Hill//Veronica Kramer
25 March 2009 05:04:31
Irene Leitch. Did you not remember my sister Elizabeth and myself. We used to live right accross the Street from each other. Your Dad was a Breadman and he drove me into Glasgow to get my Visa when I was in the process of coming to the states. I remember you and your Brother David. Your house also faced the Reid's house. You must have been about the same age as Patricia Reid ?. I remember you had a Silver Cross Twin Doll Pram and were the envy of the neighborhood. I also used to go to your house and watch TV as I believe you were one of the first families to have one. You used to come and knock on my door to ask me to join you and watch TV. I will look forward to your comment back. Best Wishes, Vera
Vera Hill//Veronica Kramer
25 March 2009 04:51:59
Hi: Teddy Wiseman,
I did not realize you had answered my comment. I have not been on here in some time. I dont think I knew you through school. I think it was at the Mission Hall. Did you go to the Longstone Annex and follow on to Carrickvale. I seem to remember seeing you in a Royal High Uniform ?. Been a long time and getting a wee bit harder to think back to the "Happy School Days". Where do you go to in the States. I live 40miles West of Chicago in a City called Aurora which has become the third largest City in Illinois. I did visit Scotland last year and I did go to look at the School in Redhall. I also never attended that School. I was almost Graduated from Carrickvale when it was finished being built. Talk to you some other time. Vera
Irene Leitch
19 March 2009 17:16:29
I was at Longstone primary started off in the village school where Miss Kelling was my teacher,this was in 1951, then moved to Merchiston, while the new school was being built, they used to bus us from Longstone to Merchiston every day, friends from school were Maggie Ritchie(still friends today) Eleanor Cowan was in my class and Partricia McLeod(Mitzi)my brothe David also went to Longstone , he is a year older than me it was a great school, then went on to good old Carrickvale. hope to hear from anybody still out there
Ted Wiseman
13 February 2009 20:10:59
Veronica Kramer asks whether I am the one she recalls. Being a founder member of the Longstone Scout Troop and attending the Mission run by Mr Harkness at Slateford public Hall, I am indeed. I hope that night with the boys is not what drove her to the USA (which I visit regularly)
Samantha Smith
28 January 2009 11:23:18
Hiya i'm Samantha Smith i left this school in 2002. I miss it, i know go to Drumbrae Primary
Anyone remember me?
christine layden(nee Balloch)
26 January 2009 13:22:04
Hi there outthere if there is some one out there that can remember me from the late seventies i would like to hear from you
Veronica Kramer / Vera Hill
25 January 2009 04:26:46
Teddy Wiseman is the name I knew you by. Did you go to the Mission Hall along Slateford Rd. and also were you in the Longstone Boy Scouts. I beleive it was run by Minister Goldie. I was in the Girl Guides at the same time. I remeber that was my first time I had been to a party with the Boys. UUUU! I got sick that night as I ate too many sweeties. It sure was a great time though.
Veronica Kramer / Vera Hill
25 January 2009 04:14:02
Dear Webteam: Many thanks for your answer about Carrickvale School being closed. I went there looking for it this past Summer. I did not know it was closed. BOO HOO. Thanks again
ELIZABETH THIES
24 January 2009 19:44:56
I DON'T USUALLY SPEND SO MUCH TIME ON THE COMPUTER, BUT THIS IS SO MUCH FUN. IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO HEAR OF TALES YEARS GONE BYE. HOPE SOMEONE WILL REMEMBER ME AND GET IN TOUCH.
AGAIN, BEST WISHES TO ALL.
LIZZIE (HILL) ETSCOTTIE@VISI.COM
MY SISTER VERA HILL HOPES TO HEAR FROM SOME OF HER OLD CLASSMATES. ARE YOU THERE ELSPETH MACKAY OR IRENE MACKENZIE OR IRENE SUTHERLAND?
ELIZABETH HILL/NOW THIES
23 January 2009 17:34:06
I MEANT SITE NOT SIGHT. SO FORGIVE ME! MY SISTER VERA IS TRYING TO LOCATE ELSPETH MACKAY WHO LIVE ON LONGSTONE STREET, SHE HAS A BROTHER GEORGE. CONTACT ME IF YOU KNOW HER WHEREABOUTS. i, MY SISTER MAUREEN AND MARGARET REI ALL GOT PRAMS AND DOLLS FOR CHRISTMAS ONE YEAR AND WE WALKED TO THE MACKAYS TO SHOW THEM OFF. IT WAS A SNOWY MORNING AROUND 7.AM. AND WE WERE SO PROUD OF OUR PRAMS. THEN WE WALKED DOWN TO THE CO-OP (ST CUTHBERTS, I THINK) AND SHOWED THEM OFF THERE. i STILL REMEMBER MY MUM'S STORE NUMBER 14672 AND ALSO REMEMBER GOING FOR RASHIONS AT THE WEE STORE NEXT TO THE LONGSTONE INN.
HOW LIFE HAS CHANGED.
ELIZABETH HILL/ NOW THIES
20 January 2009 21:00:34
THIS IS MY THIRD ATTEMPT TO DISPLAY A MESSAGE ON THIS SIGHT.
I LIVED @ 11 LONGSTONE GROVE AND ATTENDED
L.S. PRIMARY FROM APPROX. 1957 - 66/67. SOME OF MY CLASSMATES WERE. IRENE CAMERON(STORNAWAY) PATRICIA HUNTER, ANNETTE ROSS, BELINDA JONES, ALAN WRIGHT, ROBERT MERRIMAN, GRAHAM PATTERSON, COLIN DUNLOP. NORMAN DICK, DENNIS MATHESON DAVID LAIRD, ALLAN WHARTON,(REMEMBER WHEN HE HAD HIS APPENDICS REMOVED) WOOLY JULIE TELFORD, GRAHAM CALLAGAN AND SO MANY MORE THAT I CAN'T THINK OF AT THE MOMENT. OUR TEACHER WAS MISS STEEL .
WHEN I STARTED AT LONGSTONE, I HAD THE GOOD FORTUNE TO HAVE MISS PHILLIPS AS MY TEACHER, SHE WAS A GEM, WITH SO MUCH PATIENCE AND SO KIND. SHE LEFT AFTER SHE GOT MARRIED. WHAT A LOSS! MISS BASTICK & MISS NICOL WERE OUR NETBALL COACHES. WE USUALLY PLAYED BROOMHOUSE AND GOT OUR BUTTS KICKED....PROBABLY BECAUSE WE WERE MUCH MORE REFINED AND LADYLIKE!
TODAY i LIVE IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA USA. JIM AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 35 YEARS. NO CHILDREN. WE HAVE A GOOD LIFE AND JIM IS SELF EMPLOYED. WE HAVE A HOME IN FLORIDA, WHICH WE GET TO A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR. OUR HOPE IS THAT WHEN JIM RETIRES WE WILL SPEND MOST OF THE WINTER THERE AND GET AWAY FROM THE COLD SNOWY WINTERS OF MINNESOTA. WE RETURN TO SCOTLAND A COUPLE OF TIMES DURING THE YEAR. MY SIBLINGS, EDWARD, MAUREEN AND IAN ALONG WITH MY MUM (NOW90) STILL LIVE THERE. JIM SPENDS MOST OF HIS TIME ON THE BRAIDS (GOLFING) AND OTHER COURSES. I DO MY BEST TO SUPPORT THE STORES. :)
HOPE SOMEONE WILL REMEMBER ME AND GET IN TOUCH. BEST WISHES TO ALL.
SINCERELY,
LIZZIE (HILL) THIES.
ETSCOTTIE@VISI.COM
ELIZABETH HILL/NOW THIES
20 January 2009 00:20:22
I HAV TRIED THIS BEFORE BUT HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCSESSFUL. ANYHOO, I LIVED AT 11 LONGSTONE GROVE, . CLASSMATES WERE PATRICIA HUNTER, AGNES MILLER, BELINDA JONES, ANNETTE ROSS, DAVID LAIRD, IAN MCDONALD, IAIN MACDONALD, ROBERT MERRIMAN, GRAHAM PATTERSON, (THE COALIES SON) ALAN WRIGHT. GOSH. AND SO MANY MORE. MISS STEELE WAS OUR JAILER!!!!! I THINK IRENE CAMERON WAS HER FAVOURITE AND GRAHAM PATTERSON WAS IN LOVE WITH IRENE . SHE WAS FROM STORNAWAY. A LOVELY GIRL WITH RED CURLY HAIR. I ALWAYS HOPED HE WOULD INVITE ME TO THE SCHOOL LEAVING DANCE, BUT HE CHOSE HER, MUCH TO MY DISMAY AND COLIN DUNLOP ASKED ME! DO ANY OF YOU REMEMBER NORMAN? HE TOSSED DIRT INTO MY MUM'S HALLWAY AFTER SHE REFUSED TO LET HIM DO GROCERY SHOPPING FOR HER. i CAN REMEMBER HER CHASING HIM DOWN THE GROVE UNTIL SHE CAUGHT HIM IN AN ENDEAVOUR TO HAVE HIM CLEAN THE MESS UP. SHE WAS SUCCESSFUL. SHE RAN LIKE A RABBIT. AND IS NOW 91 YEARS OLD WITH ALL OF HER FACULTIES. I GET HOME 2-3 TIMES A YEAR AND WOULD LOVE TO MEET UP WITH ANY OF YOU. SO I LEAVE YOU MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IN THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL CONTACT ME. ETSCOTTIE@VISI.COM
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO GET INTOUCH.
BEST WISHES, ELIZABETH(LIZZIE)HILL NOW THIES
WVYXZVeronica M Kramer(Vera Hill)
16 January 2009 21:18:58
Does anyone remember Mr. MacKenzie the History teacher from New Zealand. I was at Slateford Annex when I had him. He was an awesome teacher. Then I went to Longstone Annex,Stayed on Longstone Grove. Left there in 1963 to come to the states.Does anyone know what has happened to Carrickvale Secondary. That was our Secondary school,where does everyone go now?

WEBTEAM REPLY _ Everyone goes to Firrhill High School Now. Carrickvale closed long ago.
Michael Livingstone
14 January 2009 09:56:40
My dad use to window clean most of Longstone in mid 80's early 90's I went to Longstone I think 1986-1993 then went off to Glasgow to stay well missed that primary especially the big field at the back at playtime lol I remember playing British Bulldog before it got banned too lol
Ted Wiseman
12 January 2009 12:19:47
Hi. Just stumbled across your website. Very good – I hope it flourishes as it deserves.
I started in the old village school in 1948 and remember my first day vividly – well at least part of it. The queue of mothers round the perimeter of the playground and us kids getting our first feel for the slope of that playground. (a few skint knees there). Miss Wightman I think was the name of my first teacher. I should remember because I was in love with her until classmate Margaret McIntosh started talking to me. We lived in the Redhall prefabs which I thought were wonderful. Ours was the highest in the scheme and the view was impressive. We were the starting gate in the sledging season.
Obviously the school was not big enough for the baby-boomer influx. We had to be shipped out.
Others have mentioned the Annexe, Juniper Green and North Merchiston. I was also taught in the Slateford Public Hall near Inglis Green, which is now a Masonic lodge I think and finally the old Slateford school which is now the Water Of Leith exhibition centre. My final teacher was Mrs Lusk who sent me off pretty well prepared for what was ahead. Next door to us was the Mr Gibson who has a few mentions in other’s comments. He wasn’t so bad. Just wanted to be sure we all knew he was in charge. He ran our football team with some success.
I never made it to the new school. I delivered milk and rolls up the top of the hill and saw it being built. Maybe one day I’ll get a closer look.
Betty Merrilees
11 January 2009 07:25:12
I went to the old school in the village, then theAnnexe, slateford school, North Merchiston, they were all annexes of the primary,before moving to the present school.we lived in the prefabs before moving to Redhall place,where my brother Ronald still lives.Miss wightman was P1 teacher, coal fire in the classroom, outside toilets frozen in the winter!Mr Ross, Mrs.Nimmo were lovely,Mr Gibson was awful,a bully,not to me but scary, mostly happy days, with a good round education,I left to go to Pentlands and Boroughmuir.I planted a tree when the new school opened.mr. Goldie was the minister, he used to come into the school all the time. My mum was one of the school cleaners.Mr Munro was the head-master, I used to go for fags for him to Gaffs!!!
Leigh Gorman
03 January 2009 19:01:15
hi just checking out the website c ya !
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