Former Rothesay pupil is registrars’ president

Jackie Doyle with her mother Margaret Ross and children Kames and Evie.

Jackie Doyle with her mother Margaret Ross and children Kames and Evie.

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Thirty years after leaving Rothesay Academy and starting work with Strathclyde Regional Council in the town, Jackie Doyle has been appointed as president of the Association of Registrars of Scotland.

Jackie - who was Jackie Ross back then - will spend the next three years as president of the professional body which represents those working in the registration service for all of Scotland’s 32 councils.

It’s no mean achievement for someone who had no idea what the future held after her days at the Academy were over.

“I really didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Jackie, who now works for Inverclyde Council, told The Buteman.

“I probably imagined myself going to college or something. But Miss Montgomery, my secretarial studies teacher at the Academy, took me aside one day and told me there would be a position coming up in the local registration office.

“She urged me to apply, I got an interview and the next thing I knew I had the job. And I’ve never looked back since.”

* More from our conversation with Jackie in the July 24 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.