Pentland High School




Heather Chattin (née Wright)

Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England

Heather Chattin left this question in the EdinPhoto guest book:


"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



Betty Hepburn (née Boland)

Waikanae, Kapiti Coast, New Zealand

Betty Hepburn (née Boland) replied


"I've 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.

I 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."

Betty 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



Malcolm Dods

Chesser, Edinburgh

Thank you to Malcolm Dods who wrote:

1951 - 1954

"I attended Pentlands High School from 1951 until 1954.  I was one of the first pupils there.

It had been Gorgie Primary School that my granny had attended when she lived in Newton Street.

Dr Key was the 1st headmaster

Miss Lairg taught Latin.

-  She was my favorite teacher.

In 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 spectator.

Some of my classmates were:

-  Leslie Watson

Gordon Sunderland

Ronnie Spies and

-  Wallace Hunter

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."

Malcolm Dods, Chesser, Edinburgh:  August 2, 2015



Dennis Hogg

Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland

Thank you to Dennis Hogg who wrote

1958 - 1961

Pentland Secondary School

"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.

-  Miss Laing taught French and Religious Studies.

Mr Aitken taught Metal Work (in the annex).

Mr Irvine taught Sciences. He was our Form teacher."

Forrester's High School

"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 Engineering Industry"

Dennis Hogg, Perth, Perth & Kinross, Scotland:  5 March 2016


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