Thursday, 29 July 2010

MID CRAIGIE SCHOOL - 1960

This image of Mid Craigie School comes from an advert for Bett Brothers, the builders, dated 1960.
In the 60's, the school's head teacher was Norman Reid, and the jannie was Mr Taylor.
The last time I looked, the school's windows were all boarded up, although I don't know if it was about to be done up or demolished!

44 comments:

  1. Was this school called The Rainbow, or was that another school?

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  2. Yep was indeed called that because of the curvy building.

    Cousin Dupre

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  3. I believe it wa renamed Rowantree Primary and an new PFI built Rowantree Primary was bult nearby. I don't know what has happened to the old school but the council will be paying off the new school for the next 30 or 40 years. The taxpayer foots the bill yet they never own the school.

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  4. Pile of rubble now sadly,didnt go there but an interesting building,the buildings built to replace these recently look great,but i doubt if they`ll last as long,they will look dated withtin 10 years

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    1. Was a great building , Could have been good if turned into flats , Clear view down river tay

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  5. What a brilliant design.

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  6. I used to clamber about up on the roof of the rainbow school as there didn't seem to have any janny there during the seven weekies! thats when I wasn't riding the backs of lorries, climbing up the pylons or sitting on barrels floating in the dighty burn oh the joy of the countryside when yir fae the hulltoon and it was a great looking building (but dont mention the asbestos)
    the bear

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  7. Was indeed a great design and although i lived in midmill didnt attend this school knew lots of friends who did attend

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  8. Went there in 1969/70 and fell over on the steps in th middle of the photo - skint ma nose right on the tip - and two of the most lovely Mid Craigie lassies picked us up an' that was that. Other memories? - first dose of scabies, hoose in Drumlanrig Drive, whulks bought fae a pram. Never did find out why it was called The Rainbow, but I did hear that naebidy whanted to creh it 'Mid Craigie'

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  9. My Dad was the gaffer for the building of the roof on the Rainbow.

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  10. it was a great school whent their 73 to 79

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  11. I. went to rainbow school.The teachers had a dreadful attitude to some of the kids.If they used the same kind of punishment these days a lot of them would be prosecuted for assault.

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  12. This school was at the end of Kingennie Terrace where I lived.
    My mum got me sent to Dens Road (the Denny)because my late father had gone there and my granny lived in Isla St. Dont know how that was worked out.

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  13. Attended this school from 1971 - 1078. Great memories and a fantastic education from very caring teachers. Shame the building is now demolished , was a shock to see it no longer standing.

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  14. Fantastic teachers when i was a pupil in the 70's . Mid Craigie scheme was a challenging and deprived area to grow up in . Luckily the teaching staff at this brilliant school ensured an excellent primary education and were also first class role models .
    Role of honour , teachers - Greave , Highlands , Lowry , Kettles , Walker. You gave me the best possible start in life .. thank you!

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  15. Anonymous, Did you mean Miss Grieve? Shes my great Auntie!

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  16. dos anyone remember mrs charmers I was at that school in 70s, she drove a green morris

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    1. My great aunt is Miss Grieve, do you remember her?

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    2. maureencox37@gmail.com3 July 2014 at 15:07

      Yes a brilliant teacher and a real lady she was and still is my inspiration! Remember she took us to london where i nearly gave her a heart attack as i stepped on to the wrong tube and she thought i was gone forever!!! Another time she took us camping to loch fascally? She really earned her teachers salary lots of love Pat or as we used to call ye trish!!! And a huge thank you xxx maureen cox nee Brannen

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    3. Shes told me about you doing that!!! Thats funny, I call her Trish Duff! How do you mean she was a real lady? Haha, me and her have awful laughs, wetting ourselves in shops laughing. xxx

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    4. Could this be Miss Dorothy Chalmers? She taught me in 1957/8 though so maybe she was not still there in the 70s. I thought she was quite old when she was my teacher but when you are that age I guess everyone seems old!

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    5. I went there in early 60's Mrs Chalmers was a fab teacher

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    6. I remember Miss Chalmers she was my teacher at Mid Craigie,1961 till I left in 1968 what a teacher absolutely brilliant used to take us for gym where we would put the TV out and she watched her horses, while we played pirates unless you had a horse on and would watch it with her I believe she kept teaching into her 70s before you were allowed to do that god bless her.

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  17. I love this school was a pupil from like 1996 - 2002 alot later on than you guys, i cant seem to find many pics of this school though. I remember Miss grieve, do you remember mrs benadetty or miss appleyard ?

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    1. Miss Grieve is my Great Auntie! She is going very strong still, exactly the same! She meets Sandra Bernadetti and Helen Applyard often! Any particular memories of her?

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    2. photos on Mid Craigie Primary Public Group on faceebook, 1996 - 2002

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  18. I attended the Rainbow in the early fifties. I was at St Michaels (the Mikees) a duel religious school and when the building of the Rainbow was completed the presbyterians were transferred to the Rainbow. I believe it was called the Rainbow because the classrooms were painted in the colours of the rainbow. I lived at the top of the Kingsway East and normally walked down the Kingsway to school but sometimes used Kingennie Terrace where my friends lived. I remember playing on the air raid shelters (a legacy from the war years) that were across the far side of the Kingsway. I believe my teacher was Mr MacKenzie a tall imposing gentlemen who as I recall was was not slow in using the belt on you for many reasons. After the 11 plus exams I went to the Stobswell Boys Junior Secondary School, affectionately known as the Stobbie.

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    1. in went to that school a few years before it was demolished it was a very good school

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  19. hi hollie yes your auntie was one of my teachers and an excellent one at that and what a waste of a good building i can tell you the new schools stink and the councillors in charge what a sad month in november2009

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    1. Hi Anonymos, What did you like most about my auntie as a teacher? She's definitely a gem! She is still going very strong indeed!

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  20. Anyone remember Mrs Lowerie and Mr Barr? Mrs Grieves was a brilliant teacher went to Aucterhouse with her and what a giggle we had, I've been looking for pictures of the school but can't find any �� All my family, my self, my daughter and nieces and nephew's went to this school (Mr Don was my head teacher also head teacher when my daughter was there) what a brilliant man he is x

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    1. Mr Barr was.my teacher from 1977-1979 the best education I ever got rip

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  21. Angus house even not Aucterhouse

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  22. I started school at Mid Craigie Annexe AKA 'The Huttie' in 1955. I loved it there. Teacher was Miss Brown & she was great. After 2 years we were transferred to Linlathen for a year. I think we were meant to go up to the Rainbow then but think it was full up & there was no room for us. Think headmistress at the Huttie was Mrs Ogilvie. My Teacher at Linlathen was Miss Chalmers.

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  23. Sadly, Mr Barr died last August. Mr Chalmers Jannie also gone. Mrs Shaw and Mrs Brodie the auxiliary also died. Miss Lowry died some years ago

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  24. You will find photos of old school and class and staff photos oh Mid Craigie Public Group on Facebook

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    1. I went to midcraigie from 1963---1969. Don't know if it was better or worse than other schools but I remember being happy there and then went on to the Morgan and feeling out of place. I lived in Longtown place.

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    2. After being very happy at Mid craigie I went to Longhaugh school when it opened. I didn't like it at all. Then I went on to the Morgan but like you felt so out of place. The teachers always seemed to favour the 'posh' kids. It was a different world.

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  25. Remember my days at mid craigie primary school well my teacher mrs urqhuart great teacher 45 in my class teachers would not cope today with those classes still have fond memories of the days at that great school

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  26. i went to the huttie first from 54 to 56 my teacher was mrs craddock then up to the rainbow teacher was a mrs patterson left there 61 then on to the stobbie

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  27. hello there i attended rainbow primary from 77-84,my names don mcmurchie and miss greives was the best teacher ever,still remember her smoking silk cut lol

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    1. Hi Don I was at Rainbow Around the same time my name is Stephan Kelbie and my old mates were Robert, Lee, Sheila, Nancy, and a Don as well are you the same guy? I live in Australia now.

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    2. Hello there,
      I was best freinds with billy robbins, you remember him?
      i remember a lot of kelbies and if im honest i was always fighting with them lol, all grown up now of course, i also was best freinds with julie mccash wendy owens and the rest of the motley crew, sadly julie was murdered a few weeks ago in drumlandrig drive well its a posher name now,,

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  28. I went to the Huttie then moved up to the Rainbow in 1955. I had a teacher called Mrs Zawahca, probably wrong spelling, who was married on a Polish Serviceman. I can remember her bringing in Bread to give the Class a piece of Syrup or Treacle. It was a poor area and probably the only Breakfast some pupils got. I think it was called the Rainbow because of the colour of the Classrooms. I lived in Kingennie Terrace.

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