Nostalgia: One of Lyn Bulloch’s Rothesay Academy art classes

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The sudden death last month of former Rothesay Academy art teacher Lyn Bulloch, and the church service held on Saturday to celebrate his life, prompted reader Caroline Kirkhope to send in this picture of one of Mr Bulloch’s Academy art classes.

Taken in May 1989, the class includes Charlotte Kirkhope (in the centre of the trio of girls at the front), Julie McIver and Jackie Moore, along with Lyn Bulloch himself near the middle of the back row.

If you recognise yourself, or any of the other pupils, in the group, we’d love to hear from you - contact us on (01700) 502503 during Monday-Friday business hours or drop an email any time to

Remember too that we’re always on the lookout for pictures of the people, places and events of bygone Bute. Right now we’re particularly keen to hear from anyone with pictures from the 70s, 80s or 90s - if you can help, we’d love to hear from you.

Scanned prints can be emailed to (with a file size of at least 1MB if at all possible), or you can send them to The Buteman, 5 Victoria Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0AJ. Thanks in advance!