KHS Guestbook

Welcome to the KHS Guestbook

We would love to hear from former pupils of Kelso High School. If you wish to add a comment to our guestbook, get in touch with old classmates, organise a reunion, tell us about your adventures since leaving the school, or just want to say hello, please email me with your message.

Use the links on the right to jump to each year's guestbook.

iking@kelso.scotborders.sch.uk

 

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2005
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Kelso High School Guest Book 2008-15


From: lillian5rees@yahoo.co.uk
Date:29/09/2015 1:48
Subj: Former pupil wanting involved in k.h.s.face book
 
Hi  I was a former pupil
and very interested ,I reqonise a few names the teachers names mr
Turpie,,mr Nicholson I was friends with his sister heather,mr strachan
he was a bad tempered bugger but nice at the same time.then miss
Pringle physical education teacher.she loved giving me the very nice
tawes my hands-stung for ages,mr shiiak the arts teacher,miss purves
the cookery teacher.my name was Lillian cook anyone wanting to talk
please get in touch will be very grateful .headmaster was the famous MR
RUSSEL.

From: Catherine Bell [catherinebell6218@btinternet.com]
Date:  03/08/2013 22:53 
Subject:  1964 to 1970 Former Pupils
 
Left K.H.S in 1969 end of 5th year to join the Edinburgh City Police Force {as it was then} and then changed my career path in 1973 to do my Nurse Training in Edinburgh and then Aberdeen.
Took early retirement in 2009 after spending the previous years as a Sister in Accident & Emergency, A.R.I.
 
Have now returned to my roots, back in Kelso for the past year.
 
Now trying to catch -up with former pupils 1964 to 1970.  How about a Re-union?
 
Catherine Harvey (Bell)
 

From: Brian H [bausland@hotmail.com] 

Date:  18/05/2013 10:29

Like it or not I would like to thank all the teachers at KHS wether I loved you, put up with you , fantasised about you or hated you.
You all helped shape me & provide a strong, solid educational foundation that enabled myself to explore the world and as much damage to myself as I could manage and still live to tell the tale !!! ...Yes I lived "Doe or Die" to the Best of My Ability.
 
Brian Higgins 1976 to 1981
 
181 Coogee Holiday Park

 Coogee, Perth, WA 6166From: Jane Smith [jane.smith@epsomcollege.edu.my]   
Date: 03/05/2013 03:25 


Hello, KHS

I really enjoyed the website for my old  school (1980 –1986) and saw photos of my mother (Pat Halliday as she was then) on the hockey team and my grandfather (John Halliday) who was a maths teacher in the 1940/50s there too. Plus my aunt (Elma Halley) smiling broadly with a hockey stick too. None of me or my 3 siblings though or dad (Peter Halley) which was a pity.
 
I am in KL, Malaysia openning a new school for an English boarding school called Epsom College. This is after 22 years living overseas in Russia, China, Togo and Egypt. It's been quite a journey, helped along by KHS influences:
 
  • Work experience at Broomland School – I've been a teacher/Head for 22 years.
  • Mr Robertson's humor and good discussions in his history lessons 
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award – we love camping and tramping about in the Malaysian rainforest! Thanks, Mrs Dundas. 
  • Riding lessons with the after school activities programme (Thanks, Mrs Oliver – I still ride today as does my eldest daughter), among other things!
Keep up the good work,
Jane Smith (nee Halley)

Mrs Jane KH Smith

Head of Prep School and Deputy Head of College
Epsom College in Malaysia (ECiM)
mobile: 017 2336 841

http://www.epsomcollege.org.uk    

http://www.epsomcollege.edu.my 

ENGLISH HERITAGE IN MALAYSIA


  From: Liliardsedge@aol.com
Date: 22/04/2012 01:40
Subject: hi I was a pupil in the B stream 1956 to1959

People in my Class I remember are:

George Tait, Joyce Alder, Ian from Sprouston (Blonde), Malcolm Redpath Richard ? from Muirhouselaw, Harry was in the B.B's, Elizabeth Tait (red hair), Judy? Thompson (the only girl to get the tawse), Marion Struthers ?, Hardie from St Bosewells, Derrick ? from St Boswells, I am looking at a class photo and there are 9 guys and three girls I don't recall there names.

Angus Glass


George Tait [georgetait@hotmail.ca]
Date: 13/12/2011 06:53
Subject: George Tait (1963-69)

First time I've decided to contribute some news to the site.

I've browsed now and then, always a trip down memory lane. I'm visiting this Christmas from Montreal. Canada, where I've lived since 1974... hotel & catering. If any of the following people read this letter, please send me a line: Alastair McKirdy, David Klimie, Charlie Gleed, Leona Goldsteijn, Pamela McLennon, Christine Rennie (Class of 1968), Fergie, Derek Laidlaw. Been a long time, names don't come easily!

Oh the teachers... I remember the ones that gave me the strap most clearly: Miss McPhail, Mr Turpie, Mr. Taylor and Mrs. Mackie (her, maybe not so clearly!) Also Mr Jefferson, Mr. Amos, Mr. Cow, Mr. Smith, Miss Currie (whom I should thank for introducing me to french, which I speak every day), Mr. Climie, and a whole lot more.

Members of the classes of 1963 and 1968 might like to know my two sisters: Joanna Tait (Class of 1963) is living in the north of England and is now an MBE, having had her 40 years of commitment and hard work contributing to adult education recognized in 2010. JudithTait (Class of 1968) has been living in Australia for the last 40+ years and is a Reike master.

I hope to hear from you all. Georgetait@hotmail.ca


From: rebecca hossfeld rebeccahossfeld@gmail.com
Date: 27/05/2011 6:47

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I wrote on here (shows up under my sister's name 'Victoria Smith' oddly enough) but just wanted to update.  Again, I attanded KHS between 1993-99 & moved to Edinburgh to start work with Boots.  Then I spent quite a few years moving around the country a bit.

I am now living in Ontario, Canada & very happily married to a lovely Canadian called, Adam, we got married on September 28th 2010.  Anyways, to all who knew me, hope all if well with you all & I am on FB if anyone wants to add me, I already have several added to it already.  Regards, Becca Hossfeld (aka Rebecca Smith)

From:Laura Bellerby [l_bellerby@yahoo.co.uk
Date: 25/05/2011 20:24

Hello everyone,

It is great to see that KHS has moved with the times and got online...I remember the days when using computers was a novelty!  I left school in 1997, and after graduation and a PGCE I became a teacher.  I am now teacher in charge of Economics and Business in a girls' independent school in London, and I live in Buckinghamshire.  I doubt that anyone would have predicted that I'd end up teaching!  I have to admit that I didn't really appreciate school when I was there, but now that I look back as an adult I realise what a lovely place KHS really was.  My favourite teacher was Miss Henderson (history), she was just so encouraging and lovely, and she is a real role model to me even today when it comes to my own teaching.  If you're reading this, thanks for everything!

Laura Bellerby

l_bellerby@yahoo.co.uk

From:David McDonald [dfmcdonald@sky.com
Date: 21/02/2011 10:18
Subject: Hope no one catches me

1967-72  I think, David McDonald one o three brothers who attended, wasted the opportunity but made up for it later in life.  Left home early, joined the Army ( the making of me and the breaking of me ) but I still remember some happy days


From: stuart campbell [stuartrcampbell@btinternet.com]
Date: 26/07/2009 20:25
Subject: Nostalgia

Hi. I’m Jenny Campbell (nee Wilson) and attended KHS from 1962-68. The last 40 years have been eventful and I now live in the peace and tranquility of Dumfries and Galloway, not too far distant from son James, daughter Laura and grandson Ben, and a long way from son Euan in Hong Kong, who is however very near their dad, Ian!

I missed a reunion some time ago, and would like to know if any other is planned for ex-students of around that time.

There are some people I would like to know about from those happy years … Sandra Black, Richard Tice, Anna Salkovskis, Elizabeth Baird, Christine Rennie,, Barbara Smith and although many of the staff who taught me may not still be with us, John Goodall (Latin), Mr and Mrs Mackie (History and English respectively), Mr Taylor (French), Mr Shiach (art).

It was good to see the website and to know that KHS continues as successfully as ever.


From: Bill McAllister [will-linda@tiscali.co.uk]
Date: 06/04/2009 16:25
Subject: Former pupils checking......

Hi there from Willie McAllister and just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to come across the site and take the virtual tour 'round many of the corridors where I stood outside classroom doors following another case of mistaken identity!!! Great to see the old gym and the assembly hall where I enjoyed several performances with the school band with Ian Hill, Billy Gladstone, Dave Donaldson and Donald Knox for school dances. I enjoyed many years at KHS from around '69 - '75 or so, the memory is a bit hazy now. It's nice to see so many old teachers names mentioned that bring back many, many happy memories and great to see that Mr Watson (even now I'm a bit cautious about calling him by his first name!!) received an award from the school which was clearly well deserved. Fantastic to also see names like Bert Smith, John Weirter, Mr Turpie, Jimmy Nich etc - all great examples of their trade and role models for us young upstarts. Some folks from that era might also remember Linda McColl, we started going out together at school and even had our own radiator (outside the science and french rooms, opposite the old gym) for break times, we are still happily married and celebrate our 30th anniversary on the 12th May and now have a fabulous grandaughter, Lexie.

It's also nice to see some of my old school pals mentioned as well - I still keep in regular touch with Ian Hill (runs a company if Jeddah after a career as a professional drummer) and Willie Tolmie (succesfsul entreprenuer in Birmingham) and I also talked recently to Dave Donladson who lives in Edinburgh now. Wonder where all the others are....
Anyway just wanted to say I enjoyed the wee trip down memory lane that the site afforded me and if any old pals are out there then the email is will-linda@tiscali.co.uk and it would be great to hear from you.

Keep up the good work.......Willie & Linda xx


info@artacrylic.de
Date: 10/01/2009 02:36


hallo, ex student '66,

popped by to have a look, and there is my old friend duncan anderson looking for me. have e-mailed him, intersted to hear his excuses for the last 40 odd years.

but when it works for one, why not for others: it's obvious that we are talking about the "golden years" when a class was maximal 12 students and then it was over-filled...the rector was the bespectacled and ubiquitous Mr Russell, the deputy, the moustashed Mr mkay, jimmy nick was in the "new wing" and john schiach ran the art department; mr turpy was head of english and the world was full of hope...

where are they all, my friends of yesteryear? ian mckirdy, andrew mckay, sandy cossar, jennifer wilson, richard tice , ann salkovskis... memory fades, if i've missed anybody forgive me, ... at the same time if there is anybody out there from 66, 67 who would like to chat ... then go for it!

james law


Duncan Anderson [duncananderson1@mac.com]
Date: 01/01/2009 11:45

Subject: ex pupil
Stumbled across the website which stirred up old memories. Nostalgia used to be great!
I left in 1967 ish after fifth year so lost touch with people with whom I had been at school since the first day at infant school!
I would particularly like to find James Law who was a great chum of mine at KHS, though after forty five years, what would we say to each other?
I have been all over the shop with work but now retired to...Kelso!
Don't look up the records; I was a rubbish student with lots of "could do better if he tried" in my eports. Lazy swine!
Anyway, still breathing, still lazy.
I enjoyed my visit to the website.

Regards

Duncan Anderson
duncananderson1@mac.co


Mike Monkman [mike.monkman@btinternet.com]
Date: 18/12/2008 22:51

Subject: Old Pupils!

Well hello,

What a very interesting web site! I never attended Kelso High School ,
but my mother did. I remember many holidays staying at my grandmothers
house on Bowmont Street right next to the school.

My mother was born in 1919 so I guess she attended the school between
about 1930 and 1934, if you have any records of this I would be most
interested. I doubt there will be many ex pupils who would now be alive
to still remember her, but who knows!!!

My mother was Jane (Jean) Reavley, I believe her younger brother, Billy
(Arthur Billy Reavley), also attended the school.

Kind Regards

Mike Monkman
Harrogate
North Yorkshire


From: Steve & Sandy Scott [mailto:srscott@centurytel.net]
Sent: 22 September 2008 20:09
Subject: Greetings for Kelso WA

From the 50th reunion of class of 1958, Kelso Washington (State), USA.

Greetings

Steve Scott

(Recently visited your town & stayed at The Old Priory)


From: Barry Elliot [bigbaz5@hotmail.com]
Date: 10/07/2008 15:32
Subj: Former Pupil at KHS

I was a pupil at KHS between 84 and 90, before heading down to Newcastle to be subjected to more studying. Sadly I haven't really kept in touch with anyone from School days, but having been a bit of a nomad that is not surprising. That said, the reunion when we all reached 30 was a blast, and I look forward to reaching 40 and coming back home to met up again.

It was good reading the message board and seeing all the names that I sat next to in class, and it is good to see the success that people are having. I have settled in Newcastle, although may be moving abroad again in a couple of years. For my sins, I am a Police Officer in Newcastle, working in Byker and Walker. It's a busy place and there are some sights to behold, but there are worse jobs out there. I have also continued to play rugby, being one of the Elder Statesmen at North Shields RFC. The body and mind are still willing, so I will keep playing until that's not the case.

If there is anybody that went to school 84 to 90 that wants to get in touch, drop me a line at bigbaz5@hotmail.com.

All the best to FP's and Teachers at KHS,

Moxy (a.k.a. Barry Elliot)


From: Andrew.Glover@ncjmedia.co.uk
Date: 28/04/2008 14:45
Subj: For the Guest Book

I was at 'Kelsae High' from 1976-1982. We were rounded up daily with
cattleprods and bussed in from Newtown St. Boswells under armed guard.
I've got to say- all things considered- I thoroughly enjoyed my time there.
I was frequently beaten (well....belted) which looking back did me some
good. I recall very fond memories of school socials (when sitting on a
girls knee constituted 'going out' with them- how delightfully innocent);
'that' weekend geography trip to Bridge or Orchy which saw much nocturnal
activity (oh yes and Brian Higgins was struck by lightning); occasional
skiving at the swimming pool before being grassed up; getting 0/25 in a
trigonometry test; throwing snowballs at the rector's car; barley
peashooters; letting off small explosives (crow scarers) in the corridors
and enjoying great camaraderie on and off the rugby field.

I think, in retrospect we worked hard and played hard. I left with enough
qualifications to secure a most enjoyable 26 year career in journalism. And
just think, there wasn't a computer in sight.

I was house captain for Teviot; I captained the rugby team and many many
years later I returned to school ( when earning a crust as a presenter on
Border TV's Lookaround) to give a speech and present the school prizes.
Perhaps one of the proudest days of my life.

So hello to the new guard, and greetings to my generation. If anyone who
remembers me wants to get in touch, and you can write without the help of
your carer, you can track me down at andrew.glover@ncjmedia.co.uk.

Best wishes

Andrew 'Coco' Glover


Kelso High School Guest Book 2006/7


From: bemacca21@msn.com
Date: 14/12/2007 00:51
Subj: Guest Book

travelled everyday from morebattle on atkinsons bus in the company of ian flannigan, mike minto, puggy douglas,graham nairn, peter mcnulty and many more.At kelso high from 72-76 seems like ages ago, taught by mr maroni, mr turpie, miss wylie, mrs henderson, mr macmennemy, mr watson, mr payne and a few more.

Shared a class room with dougie scott, stuart amoss, terry frame, neil fortune norman wemyss, ian ford, alan robson, brian kerr, gog webster, could go on, plus fiona dagg, fiona bowden, caroline thompson, linda mcall, susan park, elaine flanagan and many others. Have fond memories of kelso high and enjoyed the last reunion could do with another. Living in gateshead and still a plumber but have done all sorts, go home as much as possible especially in the summer, do a bit of fishing on the kale, would be great to hear from anyone from school, hope to see you all at next reunion

brian mcnulty


From: scott.r.smith@citi.com
Date: 23/10/2007 13:07
Subj: Guest Book

Good Afternoon


I attended KHS between 1963 and 1967.   I left to become a banker in the
town, joining Clydesdale Bank in July 67.  Now based in Edinburgh
after a length of time in London.  I have met a number of classmates on my
travels and it is always good to see an old face.  I recognise some
previous names from your guest book such as Fergie and Ann Robertson.

I really chose to write on the guest book to say how pleased I was to
see 'Jimmy Nick' remembered for his services to the school  He taught
me Economics and Accounts to higher level.  He was an outstanding teacher
and person who took an interest in me well after I left the school,
often stopping the car to pass the time of day.  I hope he is still
well and active.  I also noticed Charlie Denoon's daughter writing in,
Charlie was great person and very helpful who sometimes gave me a lift
from Maxton if my motorbike was broken.

Good luck to KHS and keep up the good work with this excellent
website.


Scott Smith
 


From: "Adam Bisset" <A.D.Bisset@dundee.ac.uk
Subject: Keep up the exciting work!
Date: 04 May 2007 11:08

Hello

I've already posted here a few years back, but I just wanted to say that I was delighted by all the things that have been going on at KHS recently. I was really impressed by the work of the "School Report" team and amazed (to say the least) by the Independence 'experiment'. The drama productions look great (fantastic sets!) and I'm glad to see the music department is still thriving.

Adam Bisset (KHS, 1988-1994 for those who don't know me; still playing jazz in Dundee and writing my PhD for those who do)

PS The website looks great too!

Adam Bisset
Department of Philosphy
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN


From: <JTorrel07@aol.com>
Subject: hi
Date: 08 February 2007 02:35

hi there i was a pupil at ur school for a few years and loved every min of it hi to everyone
regards

martin appleby


From: "Bryan Dickson" <bryan.dickson@intelliscan.co.uk>
Subject: One for the guestbook!
Date: 03 November 2006 11:29

Hi there Mr. King,

I was having a bout of nostalgia at work this morning, and decided to look for a KHS website (Google is your friend!!). After following a couple of links, I found the site - very good! I especially like the "virtual tour" - it brought back a lot of memories.

Reading the latest newsletter, I see that Mrs. Robson is still in the geography department - please say Hi!!!

I also read the guestbook as well, and found a couple of familiar names!

I attended KHS (1998 - 1994) and took a computing class in 5th year if I remember correctly. Well, it must have had a profound effect on me, because I'm still "doing" computing.

I went to Aberdeen College, followed by the last 2 years of a degree course at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen - BSc Computing. From there I joined a survey company working in the oil business, for around 5 years.

I am still in the Aberdeen area, living in Tarves, just north-west of Aberdeen (http://tinyurl.com/y2z7vl), and working for a company in Oldmeldrum, just 5 miles away.

I am still a software engineer, in charge of the Digital Pen & Paper team,working primarily in C# and the .Net framework. (The company website is: http://www.intelliscan.co.uk

I married Kirsty (a local lass!) in April 2004 in Aberdeen, and we now have a baby boy, Andrew who was born on Christmas Day 2004!

We are usually down in Kelso for (at least some part of) Civic Week every year, and sometimes catch up with a few of the faces - Kenny P, Gary Hewie, Hopey etc.

If anyone wants to get in touch with me, then please feel free!

Can't think of anything more to say right now - except that it's good to see the school is still going strong.

All the best,

Bryan Dickson


From: ISABELLE BRODIE <isabelle.brodie@btopenworld.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 16:47:04 +0100 (BST)

Hi
I never thought I'd do this, but as my parents are about to leave Kelso I thought I'd like to leave some record of what happened to me after leaving KHS in '89. After regressing into becoming a dodgy sociologist at Aberdeen University I headed south to Luton then Walthamstow in north London (never any but the most desirable locations...), where I currently live with my husband and family. In terms of career I've been researching children in residential and foster care, juvenile crime and school exclusions - basically I spend a lot of time hanging out in children's homes and the like with delinquent youth. Who could have predicted it?

I now combine this with looking after Alistair (aged two) and Mari (nine months) (both also occasionally with delinquent tendencies).

Anyway, I suspect I've just paid my last visit to Kelso, so very best wishes to anyone who remembers me, and a rather belated thank you to everyone who bore with my eccentricities. Mr Robertson and Miss Laurie will be pleased to know I never fail to impress with my knowledge of German history.

Isabelle Brodie


From: landles.kevin@qld.lca.org.au
Subject: Entry in the guestbook
Date: 10 July 2006 22:01

Just a note to say hi to all the former pupils and some of the teachers
that were at KHS from 1979 - 1983.

Is John Mabon still teaching there? My musical mentor!

Anyway, hello to all from sunny Australia.

Been out here with my family for 7 years and am now the Director of a large metropolitan Hospital.

In answer to the unspoken questions: yes - it is always sunny, always warm, has long white sand beaches, good nightlife, higher standard of living.

No - there are no kangaroo's in the street, it is not a desert, crocs are only in the
north.

Anyway, G'Day from down under and hope most of you are fairing well - some of the people I knew from '79 - '83 I hope are not!! lol

Mr Kevin Landles.


From: "chris hastie" <chrishastie@emailyou.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 07:53:17 -0700

hi folks i was a former pupil between 2002-2004 and enjoyed my time here. could you say hello to everyone in S5 and S6 who know me. could u say hello to steward shaw from me. came across your site tonight and had fun reading through the last few years of comment on the school. I remember my years in Kelso with fond memories. Can you put this in the guestbook please if u rememeber me. could u say hello to everyone in the canteen and office.


From: <Jennypie52@aol.com>
Subject: The School site
Date: 10 April 2006 12:46

Good Afternoon, I have been looking through the site and how things have
changed from my day. I left Kelso High School in 1959,( with no certificates I
hasten to say), worked for a while with George Henderson Engineers until Oct
1960 when I was accepted into the Royal Navy. Trained in Communications and
specialized in Electronic Warfare. Had been once round the world by the time I
reached my 18th birthday. Twice by the time I was 22. Fought in the
Malayan/Indonesian conflict, and was involved in the hunt for survivors when USS Frank
E Evans was sunk by HMAS Melbourne 1976 moved over to the Royal Navy
Regulating Branch (Now Royal Navy Police) Was Discipline Petty Officer of Faslane
and Rosyth Naval Bases and was Coxswain of HMS Leeds Castle during the
Falklands War. Retired in 1985 and joined HM Prison Service as a Discipline Officer
with young offenders, was involved in Police/Probation Service initiative
involving youngsters and crime and gave talks to 15/16 year olds who were on
the verges of illegal activities. finally retired in 2005 for a well earned
rest. If I left school today with no qualifications, I dont think I could have
achieved any of the things I was lucky to do. Always told my children to keep
on at thier schooling and same message will be given to my Grandchildren as
they grow up. Living in Northumberland now and would love to revisit the
school at some stage. All my best wishes to the Pupils and Staff at what has
always been an excellent school. (We probably didnt think so at the time, its
only in later years that you realise)

David S Shoemaker



Subject: Class of 78 - Reunion 20 May 06
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 23:38:43 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

As we approach the Big 40 you are invited to a school re-union for pupils that commenced Kelso High School in 1978 as we thought it would be fun to meet up again with fellow pupils.

A party has been arranged on Saturday 20 May 2006 at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm, in the Kelso Royal British Legion Clubrooms, which will include a disco and buffet. A charge of £10 will be required to cover the cost of the evening and administration.

We would like some photographs to make a display so if you have any available, please send them to us and they can be collected at the end of the evening. If you are unable to attend, it would be great if you could send us an update of what has happened to you since leaving school and even a recent photo!

Further details and contact details can be seen on Kelso-Online at the following URL:

http://www.kelso-online.co.uk/78reunion.html

Greg Davidson


 

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From: "Leix Douglas" <leix666@hotmail.com>
Subject: Hello
Date: 13 December 2005 11:45

I would just like to say hello to all you lovely people back in Kelso High
My name is Leigh Patterson (you cant have forgotten me yet, it wasn't that
long ago)1999-2004
I am living in County Durham now, in England (shame really) but I am getting
on fine, doing an accounting course at college!
I was wondering if anyone could tell me where I could get hold of the book that some of our poems went into in S5, I have searched all over the internet and can find no trace, would be much obliged.
Also, does anyone ahve an email addy for Mrs Robson (ex geography) as I didn't get to say goodbye and she was cool!!!

Thanks a lot
My email is leix666@hotmail.com

love Leigh

 


From: "Maurice Maclauchlan" <bracken.maclauchlan@tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: Guestbook
Date: 28 November 2005 11:57

Hi

I left KHS 1970/71 and have happy memories although I wasn't the most successful pupil. I've been living around Britain but am now in Amble in Northumberland. Nice website, happy to hear from anyone.

Maurice Maclauchlan


From: "MARK RAEBURN" <mark.raeburn4@ntlworld.com>
Subject: Date: 21 November 2005 06:19

Hello There,

I and my twin brother Craig left in 1987 him to university and me to
join the Royal Navy. I very much enjoyed my time at Kelso and it is
amazing what an excellent education will do for you. I missed the
reunion in 1999 but would like to hear from anyone who was there.

I teach Navigation to Frigate and Destroyer Navigators in the simulators
and at sea at the Maritime Warfare School in Portsmouth and have to use
the Sine rule and other maths that I learnt from Sinclair Watson on a
daily basis so all those double periods on a Friday afternoon have
proved useful in the end.

I am married to an Aberdonian Anne and we have two small boys Cameron
and Findlay who, if I was able, would send to Kelso so they could have a
fine Scottish education instead the ghastly south of the border one they
are subjected to.

Many thanks to all the teachers to many to mention

Mark Raeburn
25 Woodville Drive
Southsea
PO1 2TQ


From: "Adam Bisset" <A.D.Bisset@dundee.ac.uk>
Subject: Guestbook
Date: 18 October 2005 19:36

Hi there

I'd like to tell all my 1988-94 classmates that I recently quit work as
a stockbroker and am now teaching Cantonese at a dolphin sanctuary in
Brisbane, but the guestbook moderator would know I was fibbing.

In truth, I'm a jazz pianist and academic. Yep - never really left
school.


From: "VICTORIA SMITH" <Princess_of_Slytheri@blueyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Hi there
Date: 09 October 2005 02:28

Hi, I was a pupil at Kelso from 1993 til 1999. Although I had m,y ups and downs at the school I look fondly back at the time I spent there learning. My fave teacher was Sandra Maclean, she was the best, always cheery! Please say "hi" for me. Thanks.
I am living in Edinburgh now, working as a Chemist Dispenser and all of the languages I learnt at school have been very helpful at work as often I have to do translations for customers!
I attended college for a while but couldn't quite figure out exactly what I wanted to do as I had so many varied interests. So for the moment it's working in a chemist and being able to use my language skills for great customer service.
A little note for all of the language teachers that I had (Sandra, Douglas, and Miss Wood, sorry can't for the life of me remember her first name) I am now self teaching Mandarin Chinese, I caught the Language bug from you guys and have thirsted for languages ever since! So here's one for you 3. Ni hao ma he xiexie ( can't do the accent things on my keyboard though) this means how are you and thank you!
Rebecca Smith pupil 1993-1999


From: "paul forster" <the_bongmaster@hotmail.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:48 PM
Subject: ooh. a guestbook :)

Hello.. its Paul Forster.

how is the old place?
I know i wasnt there for long, but it was the best school years of my life in kelso..

Living in Carlisle now.. so give me a shout if anyones in town ;)

P.S. does any one know where Toby Laikei is? I havnt been able to find him in years and would like to get in contact.. last i heard he was gonna move to Yetholm.. but thats the last i saw of him.. any news would be great.. (how is yetholm by the way miss the place alot.. was good to live there)

Well take care.. have fun.. hope to heare from some old friends..

Paul Forster.


From: <charlottemon@alg.dumgal.org.uk>
Subject: how much fun i had
Date: 09 September 2005 14:48

I went to kelso high school for over a year and when i was actually at school it was so much fun. The people are 1 in a million at that school and the teachers went so bad. I had to leave kelso about two munthes ago and leave all my friends it was really hard. But as i said the people there are so nice that they made shore that we stayed in touch and im glad. Know i have left kelso high school i reolise that i did get a good education there. I hope if anyone was giong to start the school and you decide to read this i want you to know that it is all trew what i have said and you will find friends in no time.missing the good days from Charlotte Montgomery.


From: "Kerry Mackay" <kerry_mackay@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 10:17 PM
Subject: guestbook entry

Hi Ian,hope you are well and still playing the fiddle!
I was having a look at the website and saw a message from Serge Salzmann and it reminded me of the many free lifts I got from him after school to go to Isla Angus' house in Galashiels!
Just thought I would say hello to anyone who remembers me and let you know what I'm up to.
I now live in Ellesmere Port in a flat by the canal and work for DSM Composite Resins as their Plant Chemist, (god only knows how I ended up here)! I am married to a lovely man from Belfast and my surname is now Hogg.
If you are able to say hello to Douglas Angus on my behalf that would be great,

take care,

Kerry Mackay, (Hogg)

p.s my e-mail address is Kerry.Hogg@dsm.com if anyone wants to get in touch!


Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 19:57:46 +0200 (Paris, Madrid)

Hi
I taught French for a year in KHS some 12 years ago and it's an experience that I won't forget.
Your site is excellent and your guestbook is a very good idea since it gives me the opportunity to say hello to anyone I know in KHS (particularly Sandra, Evelyn and Douglas from the best Mod Lang department in the whole of Kelso !).
To anyone (former pupils and staff) who might remember me, a warm hello from Cannes where I now live and teach in a Primary school.
KHS RULES !

Serge Saltzmann


From: Whatnotwiglets@aol.com
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 07:59:52 EDT
Subject: Guestbook

I attended Kelso High between 1991-1994. Living locally near Swinton with my husband Roger. Work for Scottish Borders Council (who doesn't!). Would love to hear from any classmates who remember me. Bumped into a few old mates recently (Anna Stepanenko - at BGH while in labour!), Susan Turnbull (also pregnant).

Despite being married still have my crush on Chris and Gerald S - were are they now????

Would like to say thank you to Mr Falconer - was and still is one of my most inspirational teachers. Sorry but did not quite become an archaeologist!

Anyways, for anyone who wants to then get in touch: whatnotwiglets@aol.com

Regards

Aimee Parkinson (nee Leslie


From: "Jenna Simpson" <jenna1104@btinternet.com>
Subject: hi
Date: 11 May 2005 21:22

Hi!
I am just writing to say hi, i have 2 children attending Kelso High School at the moment Jenna Simpson going into 2nd year and Paul Simpson going into 4th. just been nosing about on the site with Jenna while she was adding finishing touches to school work on the intranet. I attended Kelso high school's class of ' 79, along with good friends now called Alison Wilson, Margaret Rennie and Sandra Blacklock.

C ya! Christine Simpson ( nee Smart )

P.S. I had three sisters also attend the School, my older sister Louise ( dux of the school in some year or other! ) And my two younger sisters Jeanette and Lesley, All nee smart.


From: "DAWSON0826" <DAWSON0826@rogers.com>
Subject: former pupil and also my daughter is a former pupil and have nieces and nephews past and present a KHS
Date: 21 April 2005 03:30

Hi to all
Nice site was a pupil until 1979 had 3 brothers before me and a brother and sister after me!!!! had a niece leave in 2004 and one to leave after 6th year this year and have 3 nephews there and one to come in August 2005 soo Hogarths are back in Khs my own daughter was there for 3 months in 2002 until we decide to move back to canada so Mr Watson beware there is still plenty Hogarths too come through{lol} I was lucky my daughter had a different last name!!!!!!but it is a nice site and is kept up to date go Kelso High School


Elaine Dawson {Hogarth}


From: "peter@petestaxis.co.uk" <peter@petestaxis.co.uk>
Subject: KHS Guestbook
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 22:03:56 +0100

Hi there Ian!
Can you put this in the guestbook please? I do not know if you remember me or not, but I was a former pupil at KHS between 1990 - 1996. I would like to say great site, great guestbook, and most of all, all the teachers who helped me along the way during my years at KHS, in particular, John Pearson for having the faith in me and giving all the help and advice he could with regards to P.E. Also to your good self for the teaching, help and use of computers after school etc whilst I was studying computing - pity I left before my Highers in computing! Also to John Payne, my guidance teacher, Alan Wise and Gordon Watson (Former Science & regy teacher) for the laughs they made during class! Also the former Mrs.McDonald (English) and who could forget Mrs. Goodfellow in maths?

Before I go, can I please ask that if Kelly Aldred should read this message to contact me please? I got your e-mail last year, replied to it but never got a reply back!
Also, anyone else who wishes to contact me that knew me, please do so on peter@petestaxis.co.uk

Peter M. A. Hogg
Peter Hogg Taxis
Taxi Yard
Bankend South
JEDBURGH
TD8 6ED
01835 863755/863039

http://www.petestaxis.co.uk


From: "Linda Hall" <hall55@tesco.net>
Subject: Kelso Notebook
Date: 21 March 2005 08:17

Hi - My name is Linda Hall and I live in Ardrossan,Ayrshire.Just happened to come across this as I was browsing through and I was wondering if anyone new of my father and his sisters. I'm talking of going back many many years. My father and two of his sisters have died. I would like to know if anyone knew them when they were at school.They lived in a farm in Kelso (can't remember the name of the village) but their names were Anne,Etta,Betty,Margaret, John and Bill Haddow.I would love to hear from anyone who might have some memories of them.Please contact me at Hall55@tesco.net, I would be very grateful.


Linda Hall (nee Haddow)


From: Kirsty Wichary
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2005 6:54 PM

I thought the web site was well presented and easy to navigate. Even got in touch with an old friend that I haven't seen since 1991!

I am in Glasgow these days working with refugees - a challenging and rewarding job, after years of doing "a bit of this" and "a bit of that". Even had a stint at the High School of Glasgow last year! Very different from good old KHS.

Congratulations on your position as Rector - I don't know if you'll remember me from 1st year History. Unfortunately it wasn't a subject I went on to excel at!

Best regards,
Kirsty Wichary


Kelso High School Guest Book 2004


From: "Gary Parker" <gary@parker424.fslife.co.uk>
Subject: Just to say hello
Date: 29 November 2004 08:20

Just to say hi to those pupils that attended KHS between 1972 and 1976.
I live and work in Norwich, Norfolk but remember my years in Kelso with fond memories. I don't have much contact with those from home so the opportunity to catch up with the gossip and to hear of the recent school reunion would be pretty cool.

Good luck for the future.

Gary Parker
gary@parker424.fslife.co.uk


From: "Familia Santana" <santanadj@coteautri.net.bo>
Subject: Greetings from Bolivia
Date: 20 September 2004 09:06

Suffered a nostalgic moment whilst considering education options for our two young girls and thought I'd look up my old school for inspiration - what a super website. Encouraged to see Mr Robertson at the hilt - I didn't take history because he left in 1987, good to see him back.

I, Joanne Santana (nee Kirk) attended from 1985-1991, would love to hear from anyone who remembers our time at KHS. I only manage to keep in touch with some news through friends who live in Kelso


From: <PRosen3313@aol.com>
Subject: Hello from Philadelphia USA
Date: 02 August 2004 22:07

Great web site, where is every-one from the 70's ???? log on, get in touch. I often think back of the good times at KHS. I was part of the Roxburgh team in gym and often beat
Henderside. After leaving KHS I became a Pro ice skater for 8 years . I am now clinical
Director for 16 Orthodontic offices through out Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I came home
to Kelso 3 years ago to visit family and saw a few old friends. Hello to Mr Sinclair and any
other teachers that are still there, thank-you.
Pauline Rosen (Laidlaw)


CLASS OF '68 RE-UNION

A re-union for the Class of  '68 is currently being organised. We have the names of about 190 former pupils who started at Kelso High School in August 1968- we are now trying to find addresses! Although not doing too badly any help would be much appreciated. So, if you were one of this group, please get in touch with me at KHS, either by e-mail or 'phoning 01573 224444, ext 250.

Thanks! Sue Guthrie (Susan Taylor)


From: "Richard Keir Bryant" <keirbryant@hotmail.com>
Subject: Gday from WA (could-a-been class of 95/6)
Date: 18 May 2004 06:00

Dear School

I attended Kelso Senior High School between (i think) 1990 and 1993/4. I am fairly confident that I enjoyed my time there a lot... although it is possible I am confusing you with a dream I had once about a giant feather. I hope this isnt too abstract. If it is then try not to let it worry me.

Keir Bryant (i was shorter then)


From: "Janis and Warrick Bailey" <workingoptions1@bigpond.com>
Subject: Guestbook.
Date: 26 January 2004 07:19

Hi

I came across your site tonight and had fun reading through the last few years of comment on the school. I attended in the fifties for a few years before being dragged screaming by my parents to Aylesbury in Bucks. I lived in Morebattle and caught the bus each day to school and recall a few of those I travelled with, Tom Culbertson, Robin Atkinson, Eddie Fenwick, Bobby Turner and many others. I have been back a number of times to the Borders since migrating to Australia in 1967, visiting the school where I met Robin who was teaching there. I have since seen a letter from Jimmy Doyle to which I have responded. I would still like to contact anyone who was in the play You Never Can Tell by Shaw which we did before I left the country! I have a lovely picture of myself as Valentine dancing with a young lady whose name I can't recall. Perhaps soemone can refresh my memory. Some of the best years of my life - any I still have traces of the Border accent even though I left in the mid fifties for England. My Aunt Mrs Eileen Woodward still lives in Morebattle so I have an excuse to return one day.

cheers

Warrick Bailey

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Kelso High School Guest Book 2003


From: "jackgray" <jackgray@clear.net.nz>
Subject: Greetings from New Zealand
Date: 22 January 2003 06:22

It was great to find that my old school has such an excellent website. I was one of the schools first pupils, wehn the school was relocated from the old buildings. I was dux of the old school in 1939, and spent my sixth form at Bowmont St.
I graduated from the Edinburgh University Medical School in 1945, became a Fellow of the Edinburgh Royal Colleg of Surgeons in 1947. I worked as a medical missionary in the former Belgian Congo for 13 years, and came to New Zealand in 1965.
My wife and I are now fully retired. It would be great to hear from any of my former co-pupils.

Jack Gray. (Full name: John Telfer Gray.)


From: <Mvjbcqs@aol.com>
Subject: acape.hello
Date: 27 January 2003 08:15

Hello, from the early days, not quite when the dinosaurs where born I attended KHS.
At that time my 'name' was Mandy Cape and I had a huge crush on a obviously gorgures boy, whose name I unfortunaty cannnot remeber, darn !!!!!!
I was invited to a reunion a couple of years ago by Fiona (don't know your new surname) and I would have loved to have to gone but I had a wedding to go to and I know and appreciate that you found me.
I have a smelly one at age of 13 aaaagggghhhh!!!!know what I mean?
I live in Chelt, anyone who is coming for the races, givre us a shout. Only £4,000.00 per night!!!
Any hunybuns, old KHS' take care.

bye, bye

Mandy


From: "Jim & Betty Doyle" <jim@kaloma.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject: guest book
Date: 19 February 2003 19:54

Just browsing through Guest Books for earlier years. Not many entries from my time at the school - but that was 1951 to 1958.
I have been away from the Borders for 30 years (but retired back here 3 years ago). I would be interested to hear from anyone that remembers me or my 2 brothers (Martin and Bobby Doyle). Unfortunately Martin died a few years ago. Bobby was a vet, now retired and living in Ayrshire.
I am now in Bowden village and have Billy Wilkie and Moira Inglis (was McKenzie) as near neighbours - so we have been reminiscing, for the last 3 years, over our school days. I also am in touch again with Bill Dunsmore - now down in North Yorkshire.
Is there anyone else of our vintage out there - and browsing the net?

Jimmy Doyle


From: "Nancy Karnofski" <nkarnofski@adelphia.net>
Subject: hi from the othor kelso!
Date: 19 March 2003 03:38

HEY I Live in KElso washington in the usa and also go to a kelso high school In Kelso Washington! Cool

Jill Karno


From: "Richard Raw" <sm042430@groupwise.uhi.ac.uk>
Subject: Hi! ... Guestbook
Date: 21 April 2003 08:27

Hello, I hope you're all well at the school, it's hard to believe it's been ten years since I left! Here's a little message for the guestbook. Feel free to get in touch with me if you want.

Hello everyone! This is Richard Raw here. I was at the high school ten years ago. I'm writing my own website at www.smo.uhi.ac.uk/~sm042430 and mentioned that I was a pupil at the school, so I thought I'd pay the school's website a visit. I'm currently coming to the end of my second year of my honours degree in Gaelic and North Atlantic Studies, which is taught in the Isle of Skye through the medium of Gaelic. I'm very much involved with the language, as well as still doing a lot of running. I'm shortly to do my eighth marathon. If you want to get in touch my e-mail address is Rikki-raw@hotmail.com. Best wishes, or as we say, 'le gach deagh dhùrachd'

Richard Raw


From: "Catherine Thomson" <c.thomson6@ntlworld.com>
Subject: Kelso High School
Date: 24 April 2003 22:35

Hi Kelso High School

It was only yesterday that I visited Kelso after many years. Tried to find my mother's grave in the cemetery but no luck. I left KHS in 1952. My name is John Thomson, my sister is Wilma Thomson. We left Kelso and moved to Penicuik. I just wondered if anyone who is in touch with Kelso remembers us. If anyone does would love to hear from them.

Best wishes

John Thomson


From: "Bill Heaney" <bjls@heaneyb.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject: 1965 Reunion
Date: 05 May 2003 21:02

Hi anybody out there who joined the High School in 1965!

I bumped into Linda Brown (maiden name) a while ago in Kelso and she mentioned the idea of a Reunion for those of us who joined the High School in 1965. She thought we might could do something round about September 2003, so there's not a lot of time left to plan and organise anything, or get the word round everybody.

If you want to take part, or have any (practical) suggestions, please get in touch.

Billy Heaney
36 Inchmead Crescent
Kelso
Roxburghshire
TD5 7LL

E-mail: bjls@heaneyb.fsnet.co.uk


From: "gill.family" <gill.family@lineone.net>
Subject: hi
Date: 14 May 2003 19:54

Hi me and my friend Roari Cairney form selkirk thinks this site is so much better than our rubbish one
WOOHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


From: "Robert Redpath" <R.Redpath@ed.sac.ac.uk>
Subject: Former pupil for inclusion in guest book
Date: 20 May 2003 13:38

Hello everybody. Was browsing Friends Reunited website and came across Mr. Sinclair Watson as former pupil. I remember him as a teacher certainly. Remember me sir? I am sure you will remember John Knox, David Purves, Andrew Ker (Andrew and David live in Edinburgh, as do I) Gordon Wellard, David Kelman, Peter Smith, Brian Bell, John Watson, Kenny Anderson, Ronnie Dumma etc. etc.
Anyway, nice website. Any other teachers from 1968 - 1973 still there? James Nicholson? John Payne? (Most of the others MUST be retired by now)
Incidentally, my nephew Daniel Redpath has recently left and my neice  Rebecca still there. And she will probably be embarrassed if she reads this. Hi from Uncle Bob Rebecca

Robert Redpath


From: "Bill Heaney" <bjls@heaneyb.fsnet.co.uk>
Subject: 1965 Reunion
Date: 09 June 2003 08:15

I put in a wee note about a Reunion for those of us who joined the High School in 1965; there are plans to hold a Reunion and Linda Brown (maiden name) has booked the Kelso Branch , Royal British Legion Scotland, for FRIDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2003.

If you see this and want to take part, please pass the word or get in touch with me. We're hoping for a bit of support. We'll put an advert in the "Southern Reporter" and posters round the town to publicise it.

Billy Heaney
36 Inchmead Crescent
Kelso
Roxburghshire
TD5 7LL

E-mail: bjls@heaneyb.fsnet.co.uk


From: <Fshfool6@aol.com>
Subject: class of 67
Date: 11 August 2003 20:30

Went to the old school on the hill. But do not see any names from that era. In this guest book. Good job though on the book. If anyone remembers we had some very good football teams back then, and very good coaches as well.


From: "atn" <atn01@tiscali.co.uk>
Subject: First Year 1978 to 1984
Date: 08 August 2003 14:50

I was in a computer class today and decided to look up KHS. It felt a bit weird when i realised it was 25 years ago I first went there and was terrified then cos we were the youngest now cos we're going to be the oldest It is good to see so many of the teachers have stayed The rector Mr Robertson is that our "old history teacher". What a passion for history 

I think Alison Jack was talking of a school reunion for our year? Has anything happened with that?

Good luck for the future and long may the school continue

Annie Nevin


From: "Billy Scobbie" <EBS0A86@bellahoustonacademy.glasgow.sch.uk>
Subject:
Date: 22 August 2003 13:33

Hey my names john and i went to kelso.

peace out y'all


From: "les.dumont" <les.dumont@wanadoo.fr>
Date: 20 October 2003 08:39

Hi!
I'm a french pupil from orchies and I went to Kelso in 2002, I would like to tell you that you're greaaaaaaaaaaaattttt!!!!!!!!
My penpal was Suzie Rennie, Skuz Iove you!
Thanks, Thanks and Thank you again for everything.
Louise

Louise Dumont
1423 route Nationale
59310 Coutiches


From: "Janis and Warrick Bailey" <workingoptions1@bigpond.com>
Subject: Guestbook.
Date: 26 January 2004 07:19

Hi

I came across your site tonight and had fun reading through the last few years of comment on the school. I attended in the fifties for a few years before being dragged screaming by my parents to Aylesbury in Bucks. I lived in Morebattle and caught the bus each day to school and recall a few of those I travelled with, Tom Culbertson, Robin Atkinson, Eddie Fenwick, Bobby Turner and many others. I have been back a number of times to the Borders since migrating to Australia in 1967, visiting the school where I met Robin who was teaching there. I have since seen a letter from Jimmy Doyle to which I have responded. I would still like to contact anyone who was in the play You Never Can Tell by Shaw which we did before I left the country! I have a lovely picture of myself as Valentine dancing with a young lady whose name I can't recall. Perhaps soemone can refresh my memory. Some of the best years of my life - any I still have traces of the Border accent even though I left in the mid fifties for England. My Aunt Mrs Eileen Woodward still lives in Morebattle so I have an excuse to return one day.

cheers

Warrick Bailey


From: "Richard Keir Bryant" <keirbryant@hotmail.com>
Subject: Gday from WA (could-a-been class of 95/6)
Date: 18 May 2004 06:00

Dear School

I attended Kelso Senior High School between (i think) 1990 and 1993/4. I am fairly confident that I enjoyed my time there a lot... although it is possible I am confusing you with a dream I had once about a giant feather. I hope this isnt too abstract. If it is then try not to let it worry me.

Keir Bryant (i was shorter then)


CLASS OF '68 RE-UNION

A re-union for the Class of  '68 is currently being organised. We have the names of about 190 former pupils who started at Kelso High School in August
1968- we are now trying to find addresses! Although not doing too badly any help would be much appreciated. So, if you were one of this group, please
get in touch with me at KHS, either by e-mail or 'phoning 01573 224444, ext 250.

Thanks! Sue Guthrie (Susan Taylor)

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Kelso High School Guest Book 2002


Subject: welcome KELSO HIGH
Date: Sat, 19 Jan 2002 10:47:03 +1300
From: "angie duncan" <girlo14you@hotmail.com>


just thought i'd say hi,was a former pupil 1978-1982 great to see your keeping up with the times.i'm now in aberdeen working in a hospital it's great. Still come down now and again to see the family it's a great place to visit hope you all well in the school and with the site

angie duncan (hogg)


Subject: Hello from France !
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 18:19:36 +0100
From: "DUPLAN-TRAITEUR" <duplan.traiteur@wanadoo.fr>

Hi Folks !
It was great to find your web site which brought back many good memories. Just wanted to send my best wishes to pupils and staff who attended KHS between 1991 and 1993 when I was your French Language Assistant. I hope that I can come and visit again the Borders soon meantime, anyone wanting to get in touch, just drop me a line. My best regards to Sandra McLean, Evelyn Oliver and Douglas Angus. Unfortunately I had to come back and stay in France but my heart remained in Kelsae.

See ya,
Laurent DUPLAN

duplan.traiteur@wanadoo.fr


Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 10:19:38 -0000
From: "jason" <pishhead@hotmail.com>


Hi All
Had an hour or so spare time at work and thought I would check up on the old school. Good to see a few of the teachers from my incarceration (1982-1987) are still around hope you are all well. Seems like I am not the only person who remembers the old BBC B's but who else can remember the old Comodore PET which gathered dust in the old computer room outside the library for so many years (I think Mr Watson was the only person able to understand that machine).Your site is reflection of the standards maintained over the years at KHS and although I sometimes just didnt want to be there I now look back with fond memories of the place. It would seem though that not many of my year have yet found your site, nowadays where are Davie Balden, Claire Cameron, Neil Turnbull, Robyn Telfer, Catriona Badenoch and all the rest of what was a Pretty good class to be in. As for me on leaving KHS I worked for about twelve years in the Borders for Scottish Power but currently I am working for Northern Light Stage and Technical Services of Edinburgh on a fantastic new theatre complex soon to rival Sydney Opera House in Singapore.Great to catch up with the old place and if any of you reading this know the whereabouts of anyone mentioned then I would love to hear from you.

Yours with fond fond memories Kenneth Wilson

P.S. Would much appreciate it if someone could say Hi to Sandra Mclean for me, Orchies , Something I should have stuck with.


Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 06:31:40 +0000
From: "john bassett" <bertieshoepie@hotmail.com>

I was in sixth year in the 99-2000 class. i just thought i would drop a line from Kabul, Afghanistan where i am currently serving. Looking forward to coming home on leave.

Could you say hi to John Payne and Eric Falconer, cheers!

John Bassett


Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 22:29:01 -0000
From: "Marie Jack" <marie@jack623.fsnet.co.uk>

Hi there

Like a lot of people I stumbled across this site. It's good to see pictures of the old place. I left Kelso High in 89 (I think) and don't get back to the town as often as I would like to. I'm in Inverness now working as a Medical Secretary and have been for the past seven years. My dad still lives in Kelso and tells me any news regularly. I am hoping to get down this summer all being well!


Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:51:24 +0000
From: "jason robson" jasonrobson72@hotmail.com

Hi to everyone I knew at Kelso High. I was a former pupil between 1984-89. On leaving I joined the RAF and became a Police dog handler, I am currently based in Gibraltar as an arms explosive search handler. In 1996 I married another former pupil Samantha Cook and we have a 20 month old son called Ben. A big hello to all that knew me espically ( Phil Smith, Neil & Dave 'the Morebattle twins', Ross McGuigan, Chips, Ewart & Neil Ramsey, Stuart Murray).

Cheers Jason Robson.


Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 09:02:34 EST
From: Clanrobbo@aol.com

Hi all @ KHS
I was just surfing and came across this site. I attended (sometimes) kelso high between (1984-1990). To all who went to school with me, I'm still in kelso working as a precision engineer (to use a hyped up job title), i am also the Webmaster for kelso-online, which will probably come as a shock to both you and my old teachers! well that's all for now.......visit my site at
http://www.kelso-online.co.uk


STUART "robbo" robertson


Subject: Former pupil
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2001 22:23:57 +0100
From: "marcus" <marcuslanz@hotmail.com>

I attended 82-89 in body if not in spirit ;) Would like to give a big hug to all the staff, especially Mr Wilken - for inspiration. Miss Scott - for her wealth of patience. Miss Henderson - for once looking so shocked I still laugh to this day. Mr McMenemy - for teaching me not to trust everything I see. Mr Wise - for making us laugh at 8.55. Also Miss Laurie, Mr Mabon, Mr Payne, My biology teacher and all the unfortunate people who had the misfortune to teach me. :) I taught for two years, so I do sympathise.

Well, I made good. ;)  Now I'm living in the sun working as a graphic designer for all the holiday companies in the area.

I would love to contact the following people Phil Murray, Richard Cameron, Andrew and Ian Goodall, Jason McIntyre, Paula McFarlane, Lyndsey Swinton, Pippa Gardner, JillDunoon

Ohh yeah, Pipa, thanks for the Rolo. Im sorry I didnt realise earlier.


Subject: G'day from WA
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 02:34:19 +0800
From: "Graham" <swinton@westnet.com.au>

G'day from sunny Australia,

I was at Kelso High 1980-87, good to see lots of familiar names still teaching at KHS and one or two from the guest book as well. After leaving I went to Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities and became ........ a science teacher. I spent several years teaching in East Africa and recently moved to Geraldton, Western Australia.

Excellent web page by the way, much more interesting than the computer generated reports I'm supposed to be writing.

:-)
Graham Swinton


Subject: guestbook
Date: Wed, 08 May 2002 17:17:50 +0200
From: RealName <vorname.nachname@kfunigraz.ac.at>


Hello to Everyone,
I thought I'd say hello again.. although I still seem to be one of the younger former pupils, having left in 99, after 5th year! Amazing to hear that John Basset is in Afghanistan - do take care of yourself, will you? Sorry to see less&less familiar names amongst the teachers - there seems to be a lot more fluctuation than here in Austria. Hello to the remaining that remember me, greetings from Austria!
Judith Treml


Subject: guest book
Date: Sun, 26 May 2002 22:32:09 +0000
From: Paul Salkovskis <P.Salkovskis@iop.kcl.ac.uk>

Nice website. I was a pupil way back, left in 1977.
best wishes
Professor Paul Salkovskis


Subject: lilymelrose@clara.co.uk
Date:Mon, 3 Jun 2002 19:56:02 +0100
From: "lily" <lilymelrose@clara.co.uk>


Heard about this sight through Sinclair Watson and decided to give it a whirl. I attended Kelso High School 1968 - 1972 traveling in from St Boswells and would love to hear from former classmates. I left to do Children's nursing in the Royal Hospital For Sick Children, Yorkhill Glasgow and returned home to marry and have three Girls (the oldest is 21 next week). In 1992 I went back to University and in 1998 gained a BSc Degree in Combined Studies. I know work in Health & Safety in Scottish Borders Council - or the 'Holiday Camp' as it was known back then!!!!! As for Sinclair Watson I hadn't seen him since I left and was therefore astounded that he remembered me. What a good memory you have and thank you for mentioning the web sight - I've had a good read of the other corrispondence but was sad to see that no-one from my era/year has so far been in contact. I hope this sets the ball rolling....

Anne Neil


Subject: Memories
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 15:49:21 +1200
From: "loretta hastie" <lorettah@paradise.net.nz>

I was thrilled to come across the KHS web site. Both my husband and I are former pupils of a way back. My self from 1948 and my husband from 1942. Both of us had Mr Beattie as our headmaster. My first class teacher was Miss Barnie, my husband also had her at his last year at the Abbey School. Both of us had Mr Knox, History, Mr Halliday (Long John) Maths, Miss Welsh, English, Mr Johnson and Miss Leven, Art and I had Mr Sheach also for art, Miss Henderson, sewing, Mr Geechan, Music, Mr Cowe also maths incl. algebra, which I hated, Miss Purves, Domestic Science, Miss Lawson, Science and last but my no means least Miss Calder our gym teacher, who had us all unpicking parachutes in any spare time during our gym period. It is not until you are older you start appreciating all that you were taught at school and wish you had taken in more. We all respected and looked up to our teachers and feared them if we did not tow the line, we got double trouble if we got 'lines' or 'kept' in' from our parents, who totally supported the teachers discipline. Boys saluted their teachers if they passed them outside school and the girls said 'good morning or good afternoon miss or sir'. My son is a school principal here and my daughter is office manager of another school, therefore we have an understanding of what teachers have to contend with now which was unheard of in our days. They have a great workload, where would we all be without teachers? So to all of you give them the respect they deserve, we both feel lucky and thankful at being educated at such a good school and bein brought up ofcourse the nicest town in Scotland. We have been back a few times but I have never been in the school since I left although my husband has, but I always look fondly over to it if I am at Poynder Park. Is Mr James Nicholson still teaching, if so give him my regards, we grew up near each oher.

Loretta and Ian Hastie


Subject: Another message from a former pupil
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 21:25:48 +1200
From: "Roger Elliott, Uncommon Knowledge" <rielliott@paradise.net.nz>

Blimey, after scrolling through the huge list of emails, and catching up on people I'd forgotten I knew, I was motivated to add my own update (particularly after I'd just read my brother's Graham Swinton!). Currently in NZ, taking a year out of corporate life. Served my time at KHS from 81-89 and not a great surprise I'm sure to Mr McMenemy and Mr Atkinson, did an engineering degree at uni. Some time was spent making Gordon's Gin for Guinness and then shampoo for The Body Shop. Last port of  call was making up numbers for American Express European HQ in Brighton, UK. Got married in Las Vegas, on my 12th anniversary to Roger last year, though haven't got round to changing my name.....

Hope the guest book keeps filling up (my dad and aunt were former pupils too..)

Lyndsay


Subject: ATTENTION - 1ST YEAR CLASS OF 1980!!! SCHOOL REUNION PLANNED!
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 09:10:55 +0100
From: "Tostevin, Liane" <LTostevin@scotborders.gov.uk>

Hello everyone!

Susan Grady and I are planning to hold a School Reunion for our year on 22 March 2003, venue (but it will be in Kelso) yet to be decided. We have managed to contact quite a few people through the "Friends Reunited" Website (which is how Susan and I found each other again after 16 years!) and hopefully through the KHS website, we will widen the net to contact others.

If you are interested, and haven't already been contacted through FR, then please mail me, Liane Paterson (Tostevin now!) at ltostevin@scotborders.gov.uk with your details for us to add to our spreadsheet!

Thanks a lot and hope to meet up with some old faces in March!

Liane Tostevin (Paterson).


Subject: Short message for the guestbook
Date: Mon, 7 Oct 2002 19:13:30 +0100
From: "Andrew MACINTOSH" <andrew@urvaig.fsnet.co.uk>


While getting to know our new computer, I stumbled across the KHS website. It was good to see names of pupils and teachers from 'my' era - 1984 - 1989 (I think). After I left school, I did a one year course with the Church of Scotland, and then decided I wanted to be a teacher myself! Spent four years at Jordanhill Teacher Training College in Glasgow, and then taught in Oxton, nr Lauder for two and a half years before returning to my Argyllshire roots. I've lived on the beautiful Isle of Tiree for almost five years now, and met my husband, Sandy, in March 2000. We married eight months later, and live in a cottage beside the sea. Sandy is a fisherman, and I teach Primary 1, 2 and 3 in the English Unit - as opposed to Gaelic - at the local school. Numbers are much smaller than in Edenside and KHS - the Primary School has 55 pupils, and the Secondary about the same. It's a lovely place to live and work, and I recommend it for a holiday - Tiree is one of the sunniest places in Britain! It's also one of the windiest, but the windsurfers love it! Anyway, best wishes to anyone who remembers me, and many thanks to my teachers, especially Mr Sutherland who did his best to 'make me a scientist', but didn't succeed. Infant science is just about my level!

Judith Brodie (now MacIntosh)


Subject: no subject

Date Fri, 22 Nov 2002 14:17:25 -0000
From: "mtlynn" <mtlynn@hawick.scotborders.sch.uk>


HEY EVERYONE ITS JOJO AND MORGAN FRI HAWICK JUST NOSING ABOUT ON THE SITE LOOKS ARITE, C YA LATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Subject: coments
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 23:52:25 -0700
From: "Lee Clark" <leecl@frii.com>

I was searching for a commodore 64 game made by EA and found a link to your site!
as a mater of fact i do remember the Pet i still have 1 as well as my Vic20, C64, C128 and Amiga 2000!

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Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 09:09:20 -0000
From: Emma Clements <e.clements@cem.ac.uk>

Came across the site while browsing. Very nostalgic seeing names I recognise.

I went to Kelso High from 85-91 and then moved on to Norwich University, then to London, then Reading and now deepest darkest Oxfordshire. I am now inflicting back on students what teachers inflicted on us as I am now an Exams Officer at Reading University, so watch out!! Best wishes to all KHS survivors and congrats to Charlie Robertson.

Emma Clements nee Jones


Subject: Class of '90 !
Date: Fri, 19 Jan 2001 08:24:14 +0000 (GMT)
From: evanna berrill <evannaberrill@yahoo.co.uk>

Very impressed with your web site! Didn't even know it existed until I ran into Jane Molyneux at Christmas time. It's nice to see so many folk from the class of 19990 in the guest book, and doing so well. I also have not jetted off to the sunshine, but am certainly tempted, but am a Nursery Nurse at a Primary School in Edinburgh (just can't keep away from school). Jane also mentioned rumours of getting a reunion organised....could be a laugh!!
Evanna Mowat (Berrill)


Date: Fri, 02 Feb 2001 15:37:33 -0000
From: "Claire Walls" <sausagesandicecream@hotmail.com>

Hi Mr King!
Compared with all the other entries in this guest book, I think I am the most recent by a long way! I was in KHS from 1996 to 1999, now I go to boarding school in Edinburgh, and could never have got here if it weren't for everyone's favourite PSE/Guidance teacher, Ms McLean, thanks miss! By the way, don't follow my example and leave KHS, not that it was a bad move for me as I'm really happy here, but its a great school with great people.

Love from Claire Walls


Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 17:51:39 -0000
From: "Carolynn" <carolynn@mrg.uk.com>

I was a former pupil 86-92, I haven't changed much still talk far too much and always late for everything!!!. I live in Manchester and I am the Director of a Media Recruitment Consultancy.

The website is a fantastic idea I am extremely jealous of all the people who are living in hot sunny climates whilst I am here in cold gloomy Manchester!!! I hear that this week Kelso is in artic conditions with the snow, no electricity and no shops open!! ..... Here's hoping everyone keeps warm....make good use of the snow and go sledging in Croft Park!!!

Well if anyone is ever looking for a media/new media career in the UK let me know......

Take Care and Good Luck


Subject: Greetings from Bendigo Australia
Date: Thu, 8 Mar 2001 16:30:43 +1100 (EST)
From: "BELL,James" <James.BELL@dewrsb.gov.au>

James Bell
Contract Management Branch
Bendigo District Office
Phone: 03 5430 5613
Right Fax: 02 6276 7365
Mobile:0407 462 684
E-mail: james.bell@dewrsb.gov.au

This site was brought to my attention a number of months ago and at long last I have time to put something down. I attended KHS in the 70's and still remain in contact with the past through with Andrew Sutherland and my parents who still live in Kelso. I have fond memories of my years at KHS and the warmth of teachers and students, not so the weather.!!!
I came out to Australia 10 years ago and in that time have got married and have 2 children. I was back in Kelso 18months ago and it was nice to revisit some of the old haunts and catch up a few people, never enough time to see everyone though.


Wed, 7 Mar 2001 21:22:47 -0000
From: springbank@lineone.net

I was looking through your website and i have to say that i was very impressed and the page had had a lot of work put into it.


Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 10:10:28 -0000
From: "Swan, Andrew" <Andrew.Swan@gs.com>

I was delighted to come across the KHS web-site and was a pupil there from '72 to 76. I have nothing but the fond memories of my time there and I used to bus in from Ancrum with others from Jedburgh including Kenny Oliver, Rhona Shiels and Fiona Thorburn and have always wondered what happened to my best friends and classmates Keith Martin, Stephen Tait, Phillip Milligan, George Hogarth, Catriona Taylor and Joan Mackay. I ve been living in London for the last 20 yrs and work in investment banking for Goldman Sachs.
I still have a sister who now lives near Yetholm and I ll be up for the christening of her son on the weekend of March 31 st so if anybody reads this and wants to meet for a pint, let me know!


Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2001 11:03:52 -0000
From: "STEPHEN WOODHEAD" <stephen@woodhead24.fsnet.co.uk>

just found the KHS site, well done! Things have moved on since using the old BBC's and spending quality time trying to write programmes on them. I was a pupil at the school 86-92, ahhh the fond memories, just a shame my teachers were not left in the same state of mind. I am so sorry for all you put up with!!!

Regards

Stephen


Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 13:49:28 -0000
From: stephenf@strategicmoves.com

What a fantastic website!!

My name is Steve Fish I attended Kelso High School during the early 90s. It brings back some good and bad!! memories of life there. I remember Computing with Mr King, working on 286 and 386 computers. How times have changed.!!!!  If anyone can remember me they'll probably be surprised that I now own my own recruitment consultancy, record label and several nightclubs in the Birmingham and London area. Ok Ok. Half own!! Who would have thought it!! Not you!! Nor me!! Ha Ha.

P.S If Mr Wise is still there...... I did not cheat in my Chemistry mock!!!!


Date: Mon, 9 Apr 2001 09:35:18 +0100
From: "jenstark" <jenstark@supanet.com>

WOW, Fantastic website. I atteneded KHS 86-92, great memories came flooding back when I read through all the messages. I live in Edinburgh and teach P1 at St George's School for Girls. We are just embarking on our own website so I'm proud to show everyone KHS. I'm helping to lead a World Challenge to Uganda in the summer with high school girls and would love to know if you are involved in any World Challenges, as I could be looking for a link school for 2003!

Jennifer Stark.


Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 09:45:38 +0200
From: Peter.Gillies@t-online.de (Peter John Gillies)

Hi, I also went to the KHS in the early seventies my parents having moved down from Edinburgh. I must admit initially I was not too enamoured with the school and the fact pupils played rugby not football. But now with hindsight, I realise I did indeed enjoy my time there, the pupils I met and the teachers who taught us. My favourite subject was English and in those days that was the domain of Mr. Turpie, who although a stickler for everyone having to wear a tie ( I wonder if that’s still the case?) certainly was a wonderful English teacher. I now work as a freelance translator in Germany near Munich and the education I enjoyed at KHS in general from teachers like Mr Turpie and Mr. Nicholson (economics /MS) in particular certainly stood me in good stead for my professional career. Allow me to send a belated thank you for a job well done! I still prefer football to rugby though! 

If there’s anyone out there on the web who remembers me from back then and would like to get in touch please do, otherwise greetings to the auld country! 

Peter Gillies


Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 09:22:49 +0100
From: elspeth.levi@commslogic.co.uk

Glad to see there are now a few names I recognise - hello Shiona Glover - I missed the reunion too, but understand that there may be another one in 5 years or so. I attended KHS as Elspeth Macgregor from 72-78, then progressed to Edinburgh Uni. Thanks to Mr Nicholson for persuading me to study economic history - which of course qualifies you for a multitude of careers.

I'm now working in Fleet, Hampshire, as Marketing Manager for an IT Consultancy, and still studying (Chartered Institute of Marketing Post Grad qualifications). I have 2 daughters aged 9 & 11 (one about to start senior school, so KHS seems a long way off). I still revisit the Borders and Edinburgh occasionally.

Contact email elspethlevi@hotmail.com


Date:Sat, 28 Apr 2001 08:20:17 EDT
From: DUNCANT5@aol.com

Hello Kelso High!
I was there between 1979-85 before attending Aberdeen University and studying Economic History - another of "Jimmy Nic's" followers! After many years in
Edinburgh, scraping a living in the Virgin Megastore on Princes St., I moved to Essex in 1998, again to run a record shop. Since then I have stayed with Virgin and am now a Regional Manager, looking after 20 shops in Surrey, Hampshire and Dorset. It is great to see Charlie Robertson in charge; he was my registration teacher in 4th year and was always to the point in his communication!Other influences - Mrs Gardner who managed to make me temporarily good at Maths, Mr Wilkin, who let me know it was OK to be ignored by Mr Peach ("he does the same to me!") and Mr "Dave" Watson who didn't believe in homework (because he'd have had to mark it?). Mr "Sinky" Watson would no doubt be astounded by the fact that I can work this laptop - he despaired of me in the Tuesday evening computer course (which involved a Commodore with (incredible as it seems now!), a cassette recorder instead of a disc drive. Having had to physically cut and paste the monthly "Newslet" magazine, I wish we'd had computers then! Fantastic to see Kelso has such a good website, and that so many of your e-mailers have benefited from the excellent standards at KHS.

Cheers, Duncan Taylor


Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 19:04:51 +0100
From: "zena" <zena@pgen.net>

Love the website! I am another product of the class of 1990 - good to see so many of our lot doing well! Aron in the Bahamas, eh! Who'd have thought it. Well, after doing a degree at Dundee University, I worked for the Faculty of Advocates organising training courses in Parliament House. That got a bit much after my daughter came along in 1997 so I worked as a Management Assistant in Finance for Scottish Provident, also in Edinburgh. We have now moved down to Selkirk and I have taken a break from working (lucky me) - I am waiting for child #2 to come along (due in 2 weeks time). Sick of working in business, so my plans are to go back to uni next year to do a Postgrad in Secondary Education - I hope to become the next Jimmy Nicholson!!!! - teaching Modern Studies, that is.

Anyway, great to hear about all of you. A reunion does sound like a good idea.

Zena    xxxxx


Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 12:55:56 +0100
From: "Nathan Rixham" <nathan@rs-design.uk.com>

Hello Mr King

You may remember me my name is Nathan Rixham I was in your computing class a few years ago (3 or 4). I thought you might be interested what I'm doing now. I am now working as a web developer in Newtown St Boswells, I make web sites using dreamweaver and flash, most of which incorporate a lot of scripting (mainly Java Script and ASP). I also use Actinic Catalogue but its not that good, clever though the way it uses little sections of HTML as templates, but still a bit limited for my liking. I just wanted you to know that although you might not have realised it at the time I always thought you were a great teacher and you have made a big difference to my life. The effort you made to not just teach me how to do things but to teach me the working and reasons behind
why I was doing them, has helped me to progress well in my career. Also the use of the computers at lunch time and after school let me develop the skills I needed and find out what I actually could do and wanted to do, a chance I probably would never have had if it weren't for that freedom. I am still very interested in programming and databases but I have found that my understanding of these subjects is best suited to the web. As you will have realised the Visual Basic you taught me has meant that I could easily understand and write ASP, and believe me when you can write ASP and link it to databases, it does wonders for your career!! I now know a lot about the computing industry from a studying point of view and on a work based level and if you ever had any little problems I could help you with I would be more than glad to return the favour! I would just like to thank you once again and I would be interested to find out the kind of things you are teaching now, programs, languagesect.

If you are interested I have included a few urls to sites I have made below:

http://www.ayr-racecourse.co.uk/test   not quite finished yet but this site has a nice piece of asp for ordering tickets in the racing > bookings section.

http://promotif.co.uk simple but effective, one of my earlier sites along with http://www.perth-races.co.uk 

http://bordergas.co.uk  completely made in flash!! and less than 80k for the whole site.

I would like to do more technical sites but you can only do what the customer wants, or what the budget lends to. at least I don`t have to get bogged down in heavy scripting all the time.

Nathan Rixham.nathan@rs-design.uk.com


Subject: ex-pupils
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001 08:49:19 +0100
From: "Andre Saunders" <5z4kl@ukonline.co.uk>
Reply-To: "Andre Saunders" <andre@gm3vlb.com>

Hello Ian....

Congrats on the KHS website......have enjoyed the 2 or 3 "sessions" I've had so far, especially finding out what has happened to many former pupils. It's surprising just how many of your contributors were pupils of mine between 1978 and 1989. I suppose this was the start of the "computer revolution" and being physics pupils, it would possibly be more likely for them to adopt the new technologies. It took me a bit longer! I only took the plunge 3 months ago (but I retain my old BBC + "Interword" w.p. just in case....! For those who haven't heard, I moved to Gala' Academy from 1989 to 1995, when after 35 years at the chalk-face, I reluctantly (!!) accepted the opportunity of "early" retirement.

I am leaving Kelso (temporarily!) on 1st June, travelling east with my son Niall and would be pleased to meet up with any former pupils along the way. My schedule is approximately as follows:

03 - 06 June : SYDNEY, (night of 3rd, George Hotel, Tel (2) 9211 1800)
06 - 10 June : NADI, Fiji (8th to 10 at Seashell Cove, Tel (679) 706 100)
10 - 11 June : HONOLULU, Hawaii
11 - 14 June : LOS ANGELES
14 - 16 June : TORONTO, Canada

Please leave any e-mail message at <vsaun@aol.com> . We hope also to have access via Niall's notebook p.c. at <njs101@compuserve.com> . My own e-mailwill also be O.K.

Best wishes to all (current and former staff + pupils)


Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2001 20:32:57 EDT
From: Potty12345@aol.com


I was a former pupil in the early eighties, Simon Erskine's the name, though you'll probably know me by my nickname, 'Bumskin'.
Congrats on a great site, well done the tcheucter and keep it real.Rock and Roll.

PS - Anyone ever hear what happened to that top bloke Potty Law??


Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 15:08:27 -0700
From: "sheila zoltay" <szoltay@saltspring.com>

I am an old pupil living on Salt Spring Island in British Columbia ,Canada. I was brousing the internet and was delighted to K H S. Has its own web site. It seems like the old school is keeping up to date and it was great to read the news letters. Best wishes,
Sheila Zoltay.


Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 15:00:58 EDT
From: Wudking@aol.com

What a fine distraction from my Language Pathology MSc dissertation! Hello to all the class of 92 out out there and please get in touch! I have only kept in touch with Lauren, Liz and Jenny Wight since i went off to Edinburgh Uni and i would love to know how everyone is doing. I'm just finishing my training (in Newcastle!) to be a speech and language therapist (eternal student or what?) and am moving to Merseyside with my bloke in October.
Despite many Cs and Ds for PE, i now shoot for the Scottish archery team and have developed a penchant for hanging off very large kites!

Get in touch!
Isla Lillie
Email: wudking@aol.com


Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 02:17:18 +0100
From: "david" <davidm@proweb.co.uk>

Big up 2 Charlie Robertson, good 2 see you holding the reins. Still following the rugby I hope. Was at Kelso from '79 - 86, hi to the teachers who R still there. Good 2 see u on the web - I still remember those BBC Computers!! I'm currently designing and writing web sites myself and singing in a band in Nottingham. I c my younger bro (Ian) got here first. Hi 2 any1 who remembers me, Keep up the good work

Dave Muir


Subject: Class of 1984-1990
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2001 10:28:27 +0100
From: "Laing, Sarah-Jane" <SJLaing@scotborders.gov.uk>


Hello there
I was lucky enough to attend Kelso High School from 1984 to 1990 and really enjoyed my time there (even being Head Girl!) Especially enjoyed the geography trips to the Alps with Johnny Payne and all the hours spent in the games hall or on the hockey pitch - regards to Mrs Weir, Robbie Rutherford and all the other PE staff. Think some of my teachers will have retired by now but hello to any that are left. After studying Philosophy and Pyschology at Edinburgh University, I returned to the Borders and now live in Hume with my husband and daughter, and work at Scottish Borders Council. Still keep in touch with a lot of old friends from our year including Kerry Nichol who now lives in Luxemburg. After lots of hints on the website (and also a drunken meeting with Kev Little, Iain Lathangie, Ross McGuigan and Grant Wilson at Kelso 7s - can you believe Sibby's a teacher!!) we think we should organise a reunion for next year when most of us will reach the big 30! So if anyone would like to help organise it, or can supply contact details for anyone in our year please feel free to contact me. Sarah-Jane Black (now Laing)


Subject: GREAT WEBSITE!
Date: Fri, 24 Aug 2001 11:44:59 -0400
From: "Sarah K. Kelso" <sarah.k.kelso@etel.tdsb.on.ca>

Greetings Kelso!
I was just messing about when I came across your great website. I'm a teacher in Toronto, Canada and I'm also a KELSO! My Scottish Gran's dad was born in Kelso and then she married a Kelso from Liverpool, which is where my dad is from, so we're Kelso all over! I've been over the pond many times, but never to Kelso, Scotland. I will have to to make a point of visiting on my next trip, which may be next July. I would love to check out your school.
Cheers,
Sarah Kelso


Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 12:01:02 EDT
From: Shermon42@aol.com

Recent nostalgia has spurred me to go surfing for all my old schoolmates and wow have I found a few! This is a really great website! I was a pupil at KHS from '84-'88 when my parents moved and I transferred to BHS in Duns. Then I went to Dundee Uni and graduated in '94 (BEng Hons Electrical and Electronic Engineering). To cut a long story short, I now live in Lexington, Kentucky, USA with my American husband, no kids, just enjoying life! I'd love to hear from anyone who perhaps remembers me!

Sharon Brennand (now Welch)


Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2001 16:57:51 +0100
From: "Liam Sanders" <liam.sanders@etb-ag.com>

Great to see that KHS has such a good website. Currently working in Frankfurt and fancied a trip down memory lane, so you can imagine how pleased I was to be informed that this page existed! Best wishes to the teachers and pupils at KHS. Keep up the hard work.
(Let C. Guthrie know he still owes me a pint.)

Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards

Liam Sanders

Neutrale Kontrolle / Operations Control
European Transaktion Bank AG ( e.t.b. )
Frankfurt, Deutschland.


Subject: Hi There KHS
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 17:26:48 EDT
From: DeanoCarr@aol.com

Hi there Ian

Hows life in Yetholm ????

I left KHS in 1990 I was one of the pupils in the first Higher Computing class. I am currently living in Morningside Edinburgh and am working as a Software Engineer for SUN Microsystems in Linlithgow, mainly working with Java and Oracle (no sign of prolog).
I'm sure Charlie (the heed) knows who I am as I used to live in Eckford and I still use him for job references !!!!

A big hello Ms Laurie 6th studies History (with Martin McAndrew, Muirey and Ross Mcguigan) (History's much more interesting than computing).

Very impressed with the web site I hope it runs on a SUN unix server !!!!!!

Dean Carr


Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2001 15:17:35 +0100
From: elizabeth.a.wemyss@accenture.com

I had a superb 6 years at KHS (1988-1994), and looking back really appreciate every minute of my time there. I have great memories of school days, especially miss all those PE sessions and endless sporting activities, even hockey practice on the cold, wet and wintry Saturday mornings! Hope the PE dept are all well - hallo to Johnny P and Mrs Weir and all the other PE staff. Also many fond memories of Mod Studs with Jimmy Nic and Biology with Mr Guthrie, French with Mr Horn & Mr Angus to name but a few...

After finishing 6th year, I went onto study Psychology and Business Studies at Edinburgh University, graduating in 1998. Before starting my current job in London with management consultancy firm, Accenture, I took a quick trip around the world to 'broaden my horizons'...or at least have 4 months travelling, relaxing, and chilling out before starting in the real world. I'm still down in London and have just bought myself a flat so could be here for sometime despite always saying I'd "only be here for a couple of years" ! So if any of my former KHS friends are down here or just reading this and fancy catching up then write to me at this email address - would be great to see you. Obviously look forward to seeing many of you in the Black Swan on Xmas Eve!

All the best KHS for the future.

Kind regards,
Liz Wemyss

Accenture
elizabeth.a.wemyss@accenture.com


Subject: Greetings from New Zealand
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 16:27:15 +1300
From: "Jill Denoon" <denoonjm@hotmail.com>


After much harrassment from Dad, Charlie Denoon, I am putting fingers to keys to say hello to all KHS former pupils and the teaching staff who had the
pleasure of teaching me!! I have just finished my sixth year of primary school teaching in sunny NZ and have applied for a job as a sports co-ordinator for
my region. I guess all those sports practices with Mary Weir in the rain and snow were all worth it after all. Good to see some of the old hockey team
have spread themselves around the world! Anyone wishing to get in touch please e-mail me at
denoonjm@hotmail.com
That should keep Dad quiet for a while. Best wishes to all at KHS
arohanui
Jill xxxxx


Subject: i didnt do it mr rector
Date: Sat, 8 Dec 2001 08:14:09 EST
From: ROCKINGPHIL@aol.com

kelso high school ha ha wont a laugh i had there. ok first things first. i did not snowball the rector in the school grounds in the late 70s (for which i got the belt). i also didn't try to burn down the home ec block. id left school by then. i also did not break any of the windows in school at any time. i didn't let off any stink bombs on the way to the next class. yes i did bunk off all the time to go fishing during the summer. now ive got that all of my chest i can tell all of my teachers who said id never make anything of myself what ive been up to. ive been on tour all round the world as a guitar tech for some big rock acts. i got married and now have my own very successful rock music shop and mail order web site. i also run the derbyshire region of the pike anglers club of great britain (im still a fisherman) so mr watson you were a little bit wrong sir. anybody who remembers me and fancy's a chat my e. mail is derbyshirepac@hotmail.com a big hello to all who had to put up with me and i hope all the staffs therapy went well?????
dave lindsay

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Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 21:26:13 -0000
From: "Ian Muir" <ian.muir@zoom.co.uk>
Reply-To: <i.muir@zoom.co.uk>

Ian,

Blundered across this web-site and was overcome by a wave of nostalgia for my old high school. It's been almost 10 years since I escaped from the Borders, after surviving six years at KHS (84-90). Glad to see the old place is still thriving, under Charlie Robertson's leadership, no less! I remember him when he was just the humble head of History, many, many years ago. After escaping from Kelso, I went to Dundee where I studied the only subjects I was ever any good at (History and English), after which I settled in Edinburgh, working for the Royal Bank of Scotland. It's a good life: I pretend to work and the bank pretends to pay me.

Anyway, good to see the old school represented on the WWW. Regards to all those teachers 'lucky' enough to teach me (especially, if they're still around, Miss Laurie, Miss Henderson, Mr Mabon and Mrs Angus) and if anyone knows any of the Class of 1990, tell them I said hi.

Ian Muir


Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2000 11:01:00 -0000
From: "Stewart Aitchison" <jsa@elec.gla.ac.uk>


I was a former pupil between from 74 through to 80 and still pass the school on my way back to Yetholm. There seems to have been a number of new buildings since my time there. After leaving KHS I went to Heriot-Watt University then spent a couple of years in the US before returning to Glasgow in 1990

I remember the first Pet computer arriving sometime back in the late 1970's!!!!

Regards,Stewart

Prof. J. Stewart Aitchison
Professor of Photonics,
Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,
University of Glasgow
Glasgow.
G12 8QQ


Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2000 21:48:47 -0000
From: "ian.phillips" <ian.phillips@quista.net>

Hello Ian

I attended Kelso High School from 1978 to 1984, that makes me feel rather old now. We had one Commodore 64 computer that we had to book to use - and even then it was difficult to do anything other than the simplest programming - nobody envisaged that KHS would be on the internet. I wonder if Mr Watson is still teaching computing?

I remember 'Charlie' Robertson - he was my registration teacher in 4th year.I am very glad to see that he is doing so well!
Other memories included the great music department - which I see it still in place. I was involved in the school orchestra and even ventured on to the stage a couple of times.After school I went to Aberdeen University - and then had 8 years in the RAF. I have recently completed an MSc at Edinburgh and now work for a business introducing new sustainable technologies to companies. I now live in Edinburgh.

Your web-site is very impressive - keep up the good work
Ian Phillips


Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2000 18:53:13 +0000
From: "Office" <sanday.school@zetnet.co.uk>


Hello Ian,

Meta Ruth (remember?) put me on to your web site. I am waiting for a School Board meeting to start and have plenty better to do so I thought I would look around past schools. It is wonderful to read the guest book and see how far (and wide) FPs have gone - still proud to have been associated with KHS and still miss everyone - great school, great job.
Now HT in Sanday Junior High School in Orkney (Nursery, Primary, Secondary etc) - very remote but wonderful place - rural and very "community" which makes up for cold and windy. Our site is not up to much yet, but taking lessons from yours! Feel free to visit.

Warmest regards to all in Kelso

Jackie Story


Subject: LIFE AFTER KELSO HIGH SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 19:05:44 -0000
From: "pops3" <pops3@supanet.com>

Well I can't believe Kelso High School has it's own web page!. I was a former pupil and now run my own equestrian business, thanks to the sweat and toil of my former teachers!!!!!!!!!

Wishing you success in the future.

Sara Hogg BHSII


Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 21:36:18 +0100
From: "Bob Smith" <Bob@smokeybrae.freeserve.co.uk>

I can confirm that Bert Smith, former PE teacher at KHS is very much alive - he is my father and still lives in Roxburgh Street, opposite the Bus Station. He is married to Ruby - his first wife Helen died some 28 years ago.He still plays a lot of golf. I myself was a pupil between 1958 and 1964 before I left to go to Edinburgh University. I graduated in 1967 and taught Geography in Whitburn Academy before I entered Scottish Widows in 1970 as a pensions clerk. I have been there ever since.

I very much enjoy coming back to Kelso to visit and would like to know if there are any plans to have a reunion again (I missed the last one some years ago.)


Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 18:31:12 +0100
From: "robin wemyss" <robin@rwemyss.fsnet.co.uk>

I was a pupil from 1984-90 and have fond memories of my years there. After graduating in maths from Edinburgh University...I embarked on a career in the city where I am a derivatives trader for an american investment bank, spending my time between London and Singapore.

Anyhow , hope all my former teachers are well and that the school continues to be a success.

Robin Wemyss.


Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 07:49:47 EDT
From: LackieT@aol.com

Just a quick note. I was former pupil from 83-88. I am glad to see an old teacher Mr Robertson is now Rector.
Our year had a school reunion last year, which I couldn't attend, due to the short notice that was given. Hopefully, there will be one in the furture again and more notice can be given.
I am now living in a village in Aberdeen, some times I do miss Kelso.
Regards Sharon Hannay (now Lackie)


Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 22:04:32 +0100
From: "Donald Macrae" <donaldmacrae@lineone.net>

Hello to all in Kelso, I was a pupil at Kelso 77-83 bussing in from Bowden. Spent most of my final years skiving as much as possible and then joined the Army. I have been lucky to have served all round the world as a helicopter pilot and now teach student pilots in southern England which will really worry any teachers that by chance remember how bad a pupil I was.

Best regards to all in Kelso and don't worry when you see low flying helicopters buzzing around the borders it is me reminiscing!


Subject: Just a short note from a Former Pupil of KHS
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 04:02:08 +0100
From: "Gregory Davidson" <Gjdavidson@btinternet.com>

I was a pupil of KHS from 1978 - 82, I then left to join the Army I am now still in the Army and am 5 years away from my retirement age of 40. I have been to several countries with the Army which include, Germany for 10 years, Bosnia, Croatia and Egypt. I am now serving at Fort George in Inverness. I have been married now to Mandy for 14 years and we have 4 kids, Kayleigh, Greg, Robert and Gemma.

It was great to find this web site and I think it is very professional keep up the good work.

Greg Davidson


Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 17:22:09 +0100
From: "frank.talbot" <frank.talbot@ic24.net>

Dear Rector

Just a quick note to say hello. I was a pupil at Kelso for just 1 1/2 years but remember the place with great affection. I moved up to the Borders from Sunderland in 1989 up to Halterburn just outside Kirk yetholm. I absolutely loved the place and coming from the city it was such a change. I made a lot of friends there and felt truly at home in Kelso High. Even though I was an outsider everyone ,both teachers and pupils , made me feel very welcome. I loved art and received alot of advice and encouragement from Mr Davis. who was also from Yetholm. I was just wondering whether he was still with the school teaching art??? I still remember his words today even now when I am 23 years old. If he is please pass on my regards and tell him I have just Graduated with a Graphic Design Degree and and presently in the throws of setting up my own design business.
He probabely will not remember me but if he fancies a chat please tell him I would love to hear from him and how he and the family are doing. I was pleasantly surprised when I was looking up websites on Kelso and I found one on Kelso School. I hope that things are still the same and I may pop in one
day in the future as I still think alot of the time I had with yourselves.


Yours sincerely
Daryn Spencer Talbot BA

daryntalbot@hotmail.com


Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 20:48:05 +0100
From: "Ben Bennett" <bennett@mweb.com.na>

Greetings to anyone who started in 1972. I was very sorry to miss the reunion this year. Currently in Namibia with my husband and would love to hear from anyone who can tell me the gossip from the reunion!

Shiona Bennett (Glover) (1972-1977)


Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 17:32:19 +0100
From: Joanna Blake <Joanna.Blake@act-arts.co.uk>

I'm writing this email at work, my bosses think I'm writing reports. My thanks to Kelso High School for supporting me in the development of the skill of looking busy when you're supposed to be working throughout 84-90. Only joshing. Kelso High School was tremendous. Is Kale still winning EVERYTHING!

How come Mrs Weir hasn't got an email address? Bestest from Joanna Blake who's not in the Bahamas or Sydney, but in the not so glamorous London, that mecca of filthy pigeons and filthier foreigners.

Joanna.Blake@act-arts.co.uk
Phone: 020 7438 9520 Fax: 020 7242 3548
www.act-arts.co.uk


Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 18:48:17 +1300
From: grahamdarlg@free.net.nz

Pursuing genealogy research,opened up your web site bringing back many happy memories. Although war time, we had a brand new High School complete with bus transport to the outlying villages.I attended High School from 1939 to 1942.J.M.Beattie was Rector, Messrs Halliday and Cowe--Mathematics; The two Misses Smith---English and French;Mr Millington---Latin; Mr Johnstone and Miss Pagan...Art; Mr Sefton and Miss.........? Science; Mr Knox ...History;
Class mates I can remember are Ann Cairns Jessie Cavers also Sheilla Hatton and Sheilla Sebright were war evacuees from the South of England. John and David Cairns also David Christie . Where are you all now?.
Electrical engineering was my chosen career path.From Kelso went to Heriot Watt College and British Electrical Repairs in Edinburgh,then to Anglo Iranian[B.P.] at Masjid i Sulaiman,South Iran,then to N.Z.,did a spell in Tonga installing a diesel power station and reticulating Tongatapu .For 30 years was electrical engineer for Wilsons Portland Cement,[at one time a subsidiary of Blue Circle Cement London.]
Ten years ago I retired and went Avocado Orcharding now I have retired for the second time surf the Net and dream of yester year. Would appreciate hearing from any ex pupils who may be classified as being vintage and are proud of their Border Heritage. CHEERS, Graham Darling.


Subject: Another Former Pupil
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 16:51:14 +0100
From: Lauren Proctor <lproctor@STLON.com>

Hello Kelso High
As a former pupil (1886-92) I was delighted to stumble across your excellent website and indulge in a bit of nostalgia! I graduated with a music degree in '95 and after several years spent travelling I am now settled in London organising concert tours for orchestras and choirs. Its fun down here but I do miss the wide open spaces of the Scottish Borders! Its nice to see that some of my former teachers are still with you- Charles Roberston used to take my second year history class. Say hello to any other teachers who can remember me (or perhaps they are still trying to forget!) they may be interested to know that I still chatter away far too much!
Better get back to work........
Lauren Proctor
Email: lproctor@stlon.com


Subject: Former Foreign Pupil
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:11:49 +0200
From: Treml Judith <judith.treml@kfunigraz.ac.at>
Organization: Universitaet Graz

I was a foreign student at good ol' KHS in 98/99. Some of my teachers will still remember me, my friends were in the last sixth year. It's great that you have got a website - could you think of a way to make it possible to see all those nice photographs BIGGER? I love looking at them! Greetinga from AUSTRIA - Judith Treml


Date: Fri, 3 Nov 2000 20:01:25 -0600
From: "dudley kelso sr" <dkelsosr@prodigy.net>
Organization: Prodigy Internet

Hi,didn't find any Kelsos in your guest book, you will have if you add this one. I am Dudley Kelso,sr.from Mantachie, Mississippi, U.S.A. I have never been to Scotland,I would like to some day.You have an interesting web site. D.Kelso


Subject: i wanna get in the guestbook!!!
Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2000 18:44:21 GMT
From: "kelly aldred" <kellyaldred@hotmail.com>

Hello there everyone, i attended khs not that long ago:1990 to 1996 (i  think!) I just wanted to say that i`m very impressed that you are keeping up to date with technology and everyone can see what a great school i attended...I read allllllllllll the messages that were posted, it seems everyone has only good memories of khs and i`ll say that there were probably the best years of my life. I would love to get in touch with anyone who was in my year at school so we could have a good ole chin wag....so plz email me if any of you read this just to say hi! Will there be any reunions for us soon? And plz say a BIG hi to some of my fav teachers, Duggy Angus, Mr Guthrie (sorry i can`t remember your first name i`m getting old!) erm... and  can i just say Mr english Watson that you used to scare the living daylights out of me but i got over it !!!! Thanx for listening!! Kelly Aldred!


Subject: well hello old memories
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 20:39:42 -0000
From: "Stevaan and Diana" <stevaan@stevaan.fsnet.co.uk>

hi, I think that this is wonderful to look at all the memories of everyone that attended, including myself in 85-91(just). If you remember me you will know that I was that illusive young girl who seemed to turn up when it suited her. Well I having traveled and even done a diploma in Hospitality Management and even worked too! I am now settling down to motherhood with a youg boy named Jacob and planning to be married next year. Bet some of the teachers have such fond memories of me.

many regards to all of you who remember me.
Diana Krueger


Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2000 12:43:52 -0800
From: "Robin Tolbert" <robinstolbert@hotmail.com>

I attended Kelso "Abbey" School(1960-62) and most of my classmates went on to KHS in 1962 while I went to school in Edinburgh. My classmates including Ruth Watt. We both competed in the Abbey School games in 1962 for the Roxburgh House team. I was boys' games champion and she would have been the girls' champion except she was spiked in the hand and could not compete further. Later in 1968 we met again when she along with myself represented Scottish Schools in track and field . She went on to hold the Scottish high jump record.

I would be curious to know if there are any folk from that vintage out there. My biggest Seven's medal(in size)is still the first one I won at the Junior event at the Kelso Sevens. I wish I could remember all my team mates ...Derek Hall? Most of my classmates would remember our first day at school when our teacher Mr. Ferguson, who I came to really admire and was a great teacher, belted the whole class. I laugh at the thought of it.My sister Sheila Anne attended KHS in the late 60's early 70's and now lives in Boston. My mother taught at Ednam and quite a few KHS FP's would have been taught by her. She still lives in Kelso.

I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada working as a geologist with my own company. I now referee rugby and coach at the Vancouver Rowing Club. Look forward to hearing from any former classmates. Great website!!

Cheers,
Robin Tolbert


Hi KHS,

Wow....you've come a long way since I was a pupil (1984 to 1990 vintage!). I remember many a happy "O"grade computing lesson sitting in a room full of BBC's. Well done, the website is tops !. It brought back many happy memories of my time at KHS. Glad to see some of the teachers are still going strong, and nice to see some familiar names in the guest book spot. I am currently working as a Chemical Engineer in Manchester after completing my degree at Birmingham University and then a PhD at Nottigham University. So a big thank you to all the teachers that gave me such a good start!
Would love to know what everyone in my year is now up to...I've lost touch with most of them over the last 10 years (blimey...has it been THAT long!). Anyone who would like to catch-up can e-mail me at sebastian.proctor@tinyworld.co.uk
cheers and keep up the good work,
Seb Proctor

p.s. don't pass this to the English department...spelling and grammar was never my strong point !!!


Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2000 14:03:06 -0000
From: "sarahblack3" <sarahblack3@netscapeonline.co.uk>

Hi, I went to Kelso High School from 1986 to 1990, this is an excellent web site, I've enjoyed having a nosey about and seeing messages from some people I went to school with. I now work for the NHS in Edinburgh as an administrator updating web sites and all that palava. Well it was nice to see that some of the old teachers (sorry!) are still about, and hi to anyone out there that I went to school with.

Sarah Black


Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 16:34:17 +0000
From: "Keith Wilson" <Keith.Wilson@esw.co.uk>

Hi all,

I found your site whilst browsing and I'm pleased to say it looks as if you are having as much fun there as I did. I'm glad the school newspaper is still going strong, I think it was started during my time and was lead by Mr.Dolan?, though I'm not certain of the name.
I attended KHS from 1975 - 1980 and remember enjoying most of my time whilst there. Particularly remember Clark, Payne and Dundas for Geography, Wyllie, Currie and Turpie for English. Joe McMenemy for Tech (and remembering that sensible balls are round !!), Bell, Anderson and Watson for Maths, and Leadbetter for Physics.
Do you still get an A1 for PE regardless of fitness, as long as you play rugby? I particularly remember Geography field trips to Pyatshaw (Tom Stewart of Sandyknowe may also remember), Grantshouse and The Lake District in '78 especially watching the Iran game in the Pub!!
Another excellent trip was to Aviemore skiing in '77 I think, I'm still trying to learn.
I am currently living and working in Edinburgh with East of Scotland Water and can be contacted at the above e-mail address, I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Best regards
Keith Wilson

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Kelso High School Guest Book 1999


Date: Sun, 15 Nov 1998 11:40:55 -0000
From: "Tom Melrose" <T.Melrose@tesco.net>

As former pupils of Kelso High School some forty to fifty years ago, it was a pleasure, in browsing the Web, to find that you are up with modern technology and have such an informative web page. Keep up the good work!

Georgie (nee Russell) and Tom Melrose 


Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 09:36:22 +0800
From: Marion Affleck <homie@iinet.net.au>

Like Georgie Russell I attended KHS in the 1950's. I was delighted to find your page which brought back many memories. I look forward to future visits.
Marion Affleck (Holmes)


Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 12:45:04 EST
From: Splodgedog@aol.com

I was born in Kelso 15 years ago, but now I live in Northamptonshire. I was just having a look at your site and it is very impressive, bye !!


Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999 19:44:51 -0800
From: "Cowe. Neil" <CoweN@igt.com.au>

I attended Kelso High in the mid to late 80's, I am currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. My colleagues and I here in the Information Technology Department are very impressed with your web site - very pro!! Working in the I.T. industry, I come across numerous sites and I have to say Kelso High's is one of the better ones. It was great to show my colleagues here in Sydney pictures of Kelso and where I went to school. Keep up the good work.

Neil Cowe


Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 22:34:42 +0100
From: "Robin Mitchell" <rwd@mitch65.freeserve.co.uk>
To: <ianking@khs.scotborders.co.uk>

Well done: an excellent web page. I am an FP from 1968-74 and now am working as a hospital consultant in Durham. I have many fond memories of the school and send best wishes to anyone who remembers me.


Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 11:08:54 +0100
From: "Brian.Reid@BJSERVICES"@bjservices.co.uk (Brian Reid@BJSERVICES)

Very impressed with the web site - good to see that KHS is still keeping up with developments. I was a FP from the early 90's and took standard, higher and SYS Computing with yourself. I have since been through university studying Computer Science and now work for an international oilfield services company in Aberdeen.

Keep up the good work!


Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 11:06:52 +0100
From: "COLIN LITTLE" <398cl@tay.ac.uk>

I was a pupil at k.h.s from '86 to '90 and i am glad to see the old place with new technology. (acorn BBC's when i just started ! ).


Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 09:54:12 +0100
From: "Dx Chaser Kelv" <livewire@easynet.co.uk>

Hi was not aware of KHS having a site I was a pupil between 1981-85 wondering where all the teachers i had , are they gone or still there? what about the school teams Kale i remember was mine would certainly like a look round to see the changes..!!

Kelv Norris


Date: Thu, 22 Jul 1999 18:31:53 +0800
From: r bystry <rsb@mrc-lmb.cam.ac.uk>
Organization: MRC Cambridge

Hi,
Wonders will never cease. KHS was on Apple II and BBC B micros in my days from 1981-1987. I have since been to Aberdeen University, The university of Hertfordshire and am now working in Cambridge.
Excellent website.

Richard Bystry


Date: Tue, 24 Aug 1999 13:40:47 -0500
From: "Aron Mitchell" <mitchela@bahamas.net.bs>

As a former pupil of KHS, 1984-90, I was very impressed with the web site which I managed to stumble upon, while browsing the internet one lunchtime. I am currently working in Nassau, Bahamas as an accountant and appreciated a reminder of my home town by means of the excellent photographs thoughout the site. Isn't it amazing where a crash higher in accounts can lead you....

best regards  Aron Mitchell


Date: Tue, 31 Aug 1999 23:50:32 +0200
From: "Adam BROWN" <william.adam.brown@skynet.be>

Also stumbled across the site while surfing! I was a pupil from 70-74. That bus trip from St Boswells to Kelso every day! I have mixed memories about my schooldays but on the whole positive, particularly the language teaching which set me up well for my career. I have been living in Brussels for the last 20 odd years working at the European Commission. To my knowledge, I'm the only ex-KHSer here. We could do with some more! Anyone wanting info, just drop me a line. I still come back to the Borders a couple of times a year.

Great to see that the old school is going from strength to strength!

Adam BROWN


Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 03:52:33 +0200
From: SCOTGOLF@t-online.de (douglas maclauchlan)

After surfing through the internet I found your site. As a F.P. from the 69´to 74´era I also remember getting the bus from Maxton to Kelso . I am now working as a golf professional at Hohen Wieschendorf Hotel and Golf club in Germany. Congratulations on a very interesting site.
All the best, Douglas Maclauchlan


P.S. How is your Handicap John(Payne)??


Subject: We both are Kelso!
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 1999 22:39:57 PST
From: "Kim Fowler" <tiam_cc@hotmail.com>

I may not be a former pupil of your KHS, but I am a senior at Kelso High School in Washington State, USA. I was searching to see if my school has a web-site and it gave me yours. I knew we got our town's name from Kelso, Scotland, but I never thought to look it up. Our mascot is the Highlanders and every year we have a festival celebrating our Scottish tradition. We have a dance group called the Kilties and each year a few are chosen to do the "Highland Fling". This is considered a great honor. Our motto is "It's a Matter of Pride" and because of your web-site, I will take even greater pride in cheering "WE ARE KELSO!".


Kim Fowler:     tiam_cc@hotmail.com


Subject: G'day kelso High School
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 14:57:06 +1100
From: manfredp@brauer.vic.edu.au

Hello Kelso High School. I hope you all still remember me as it was not long ago that I visited  your school with the exchange program. If you don't know who it is already, my name is Carla Dunstan and I miss you all so much that I just had to visit your web site in hope to try and relieve  me of my 'second-home sickness'! Anyway, this web site is really cool, or as I would always say 'gutsy' and I hope that I can come and visit your school again in the near future.

A big hello to all the people involved in the organisation of this exchange. It was an excellent experience which I hope will continue for many years.
Yours sincerely, Carla Dunstan


Subject: KHS Former Pupil
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 15:44:57 +1100
From: "Julia Casey" <julia@internettv.net.au>

Hi Kelso High School,

I attended KHS way back in the fifties, I now live in Brisbane Australia. I was really delighted to stumble across your site. It is very professional.I return to Kelso from time to time and will be there again soon. Keep up the good work.

Julia Casey (nee Kyle)


Subject: FP's of Kelsae High
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 23:05:52 -0000
From: "Andy Ferguson" <AndyF@doonhame.freeserve.co.uk>

My wife and I are both FP's class of 66 and now living in Dumfries - there seems to be a dearth of the hippy generation on the site - I came across you looking for kelso, washington after reading a book about our american cousins. It's good to see the school is setting high standards as always.
Is Bert Smith the old PE teacher still alive?

We would welcome info on other fps from 1960's

Andrew (Fergie) Ferguson ex 116 Roxburgh Street and Ann Robertson ex Caverton Mill, Morebattle


Subject: We want to make a note in your guest book
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 1999 04:11:50 EST
From: BSZFloeha@aol.com

Nice sites you have.

Andre, Christian und Conrad.
Thanks


Subject: Nice Town
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 23:04:41 EST
From: LBJHanks@aol.com

Hello,

I attend Kelso High School but not the one in Scotland. I live in Kelso, Washington USA. This Kelso was named after yours and it is my pleasure to write this e-mail to you and your citizens.

Sincerely from Kelso, WA

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