Pentland High School
Heather Chattin (née
Doncaster, South Yorkshire,
Heather Chattin left this question in the EdinPhoto
"Can anyone tell me
what happened to Pentland High School? I went there in March
1953 from Broomhouse Primary.
Is there anyone out
there who remembers me from those schools?"
Heather Chattin (née Boland),
Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England
Message posted in the EdinPhoto guestbook: June 20, 2011
Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Betty Hepburn (née Boland) replied
just asked my Hubby about Pentlands
School as he went there. It was
used for a while for Tynecastle Annex.
I'm not sure when it was demolished.
seem to remember seeing some sort of Supermarket or the likes on
the site. Every time we makes
trips home to Edinburgh, we do this
'old haunts' trips around town."
Hepburn (née Boland), Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Message posted in the EdinPhoto guestbook, June 21, 2011,
in response to a message posted by Heather Chattin, June 20, 2011
to Malcolm Dods who wrote:
"I attended Pentlands
High School from 1951 until 1954.
I was one of the first
It had been Gorgie Primary
School that my granny
had attended when she lived in Newton
Key was the 1st headmaster
Miss Lairg taught Latin.
was my favorite teacher.
1952, I won the school sports and still
have the cup that I won.
- I played
Rugby fr the school and, to this day, I still love the game as a
Some of my classmates were:
Pentlands High School closed, and the
school was newly built as Forrester High next to St Augustine's .
It was demolished a few years ago and is now a supermarket."
Dods, Chesser, Edinburgh: August 2, 2015
Perth, Perth &
to Dennis Hogg who wrote
"I was a pupil at Pentland Secondary School from 1958 and there
during the move to Forrester's High School. I fondly remember
my time at both establishments.
May I correct one point?
Dr Kay was Head.
Laing taught French and Religious Studies.
Mr Aitken taught Metal Work (in the annex).
Mr Irvine taught Sciences. He was our Form teacher."
"I was in First Senior year at Forrester's, and left in April
1961 to be an apprentice soldier in the Royal Engineers.
Now retired I've had a successful career in the Power Transmission
Hogg, Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland: 5 March 2016