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Agnes McPhillips (now O'Hara)
attended: 1940s
email: jackohara22 @
Hello all, I attended Leith Academy from about 1940 to 1945. Teachers I can recall are "Beanie" Jackson in art, Miss Scott in English, Miss French in French, miss ponten, Miss Moffet in French. If anyone can remember me, then please get in touch. My memory isn't what it used to be, but my grandson is helping me. Christmas wishes to all. Agnes B. McPhillips.
Eric Anderson
attended: 1950s-60s
email: eric @
To anyone still alive in my era. I attended Leith Academy Primary from 1952 to 1963 then moved to the secondary till 1967. After a chequered career I moved to Bangkok 12 years ago and opened my own English school. Web site Rector at the time was "bulldog Drummond". Many happy memories and would love to hear from anyone from that time.
Billy Lothian
attended: 1950s-60s
email: billlothian1008 @
stumbled on this website to my great delight. Attended leith Academy Primary from 1957 and Secondary until 1970. Primary teachers Mrs Mitchell, Miss Dodds and Miss Aitken. Would love to hear from any ex class-mates. Retired last year after 45 years in journalism, mostly spent in sport which was what I mainly cared about in school. Especially proud of being tennis champion, '68-'70 and getting colours for rugby. Particularly fond memories of teachers Bill Carnie, Gordon Bigham,, Colin Maclean, Marjorie Harkness, Ann Napier and Allan Sproull as well as Lionel Oulton who I met not long ago.
Linda Ross (now Leonard)
attended: 1950s
email: lindsay @
It's a long time ago, but I remember Peter Skea, Ann Rutherford, Irene MacDonald. Teachers Mr MacDonald (math), Miss Moffat (very tall with red, red hair, Mrs. Strachan. Also Andrew Shand but he was in an older class. Living in America now and would love to hear from anyone who may remember me.
June Whitelaw
attended: 1960s-70s
email: j.whitelaw2013 @
Hello! It would be wonderful to hear from any one who remembers me. I was in Mr Dickson's form class, 1B3 in 1968. A few names come to mind, Alison Graham, Rose ?, Gloria ?, Bruce Willox, Malcolm Vickers,Chumly, Alan Johnson, Hilary Latimer, Stephen Lamb, Angela Smith and Linda Blair. Mr Whitelaw, Mr Moncrieff, Miss Puntits, really was that her name ?, Miss Kerr, Mr Aitken and Miss Tait. Please excuse me if I've forgotten your names. I do remember you all like it was only yesterday but I don't remember your names. Many thanks to all of you for all my fond memories. My home life then wasn't very pleasant. My years spent at the school were to shape me for my adult life. Big hugs to all who knew me. In particular, Linda Blair. I married and divorced a couple of times, was engaged 6 times and lived overseas for a number of years. I have two beautiful adult children and presently only three furkids! God Bless and Take Care to all and yours XXX
Linda MacKenzie
attended: 1960s-70s
email: lmackenzie @
Hi I've fond memories of my time at LA - still haunted my Miss Moffat with her dislike for short skirts, patent shoes and she was always accusing me of wearing lipstick when I wasn't! Also rember Bobo, Mrs Rankin, Mr MacKenzie, Mr Lucus and Miss Puntis. I'm living and working in Plymouth. Has anyone heard from Nancy Lopez. It would be nice to hear from anyone who remembers me.
Mike Wilson
attended: 1970s-80s
email: training_manager @
Boring Sunday afternoon and raining, web browsing and came across this website. I went to Leithy from 1974 - 1978 stayed at Lochend. Can't believe the difference in Lochend passed last year and was surprised to see Sunblest bakery and Hawkhill is now all houses. My best mate at primary was Frederick Stanett we went to Hermitage Primary School, neighbours and Mick Thomson who was my best mate at Leith Academy. Does any one still remember the Friday Disco and soul nites at the YWCA in Restalrig? Unsure if the usual guys and girls are still floating around leith, Jackie Purves, George McWhinnie, etc etc. Hi to everyone and hope you are all are keeping well.
Alison Graham (now Day)
attended: 1960s-70s
email: @
Anyone happen to remember me? I remember Myra Brayson Evelyn Baxter Lorraine Young Karen Grant,many others,would love to hear from any of you,especially Maureen Sturrock and Pauleen Cullen. Also a whole stack of (way back then)really mischevious boys like Derek Ferguson George Maitland.....I recall a cuise to Iceland and Norway on the Nevasa. Gosh,miss Moffatt,how she disliked patent shoes! Mr Young,who loved that leather belt. Mr Cameron the chemistry teacher,miss Puntiss for music,mr McColl for english,he was amazing! I left in 72.

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