Nostalgia: Rothesay Academy staff in early 1980s

The staff of Rothesay Academy, pictured in around 1980. In addition to many faces still well known on Bute today, the group includes former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, second right in the second row from the front.
The staff of Rothesay Academy, pictured in around 1980. In addition to many faces still well known on Bute today, the group includes former Scottish Labour leader Johann Lamont, second right in the second row from the front.

This week’s Bits from Bygone Bute photo was contributed by reader Bill Lavender, for an article which first appeared in our sister publication Back In The Day in October 2012.

The photograph features the staff of Rothesay Academy in, or around, 1980, and those pictured are as follows.

Back row: Bill Lavender, David McLaughlin, George McNae, Andy Hardie, Jimmy Morton. Second row: Bernard Fitzpatrick, Jimmy Thomas, David Johnstone, Jim Colvin, Iain MacLeod, Jim Bicker, David Murray, Malcolm Easton, Lyn Bulloch. Middle row: Andy Gray, John Hutchison, Toby Parker, Ronnie Stoney, Fred Pegg, Charles McGuire, Ewan Beaton, Stewart Shaw, Dan Feeley and David Gardner. Fourth row: Maureen Wilson, Nancy Gardner, Maureen Keith, Margaret Irvine, Helen MacLeod, Willa Stewart, Isobel Strong, Johann Lamont and Jean Ewing. Front row: Jean Kerr, Marjorie Bulloch, Margaret Baxter, Moira Gillies, Bert Alexander, Lexie Montgomery, Katie Cowie, Una Taylor and Janette Thomas.