A trip down memory lane at Meiklemill

Former Meiklemill pupils enjoy the birthday party
Former Meiklemill pupils enjoy the birthday party

Celebrations to mark an Ellon school’s 40th anniversary recently gathered pace.

A ceilidh disco for Meiklemill former pupils, parents and staff past and present was attended by around 100 people.

The school is hosting a series of events over the coming months to recognise the anniversary year.

The ceilidh was organised by a group of teachers and was held in the Station Hotel.

A ceilidh band was put together especially for the birthday party.

The event was rated a major success and attracted people with links to the school from as far away as Perth and Inverness.

During the evening, former pupil and ex-local councillor Rob Merson spoke highly of Meiklemill’s contribution to the local community and of how it had evolved over the years.

He said it had provided a good grounding for many ex-pupils.

Head teacher Jonathan Cordiner was delighted with the response to the event.

He told the Times: “A group of teachers formed a committee to organise it and the night was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.

“It was great to see former pupils and staff together for an evening of entertainment.”

Mr Cordiner added: “The anniversary year is an opportunity to celebrate a great school and community and to acknowledge the efforts of everyone over the past 40 years.

“It is the pupils, staff and parents who contribute to the success of Meiklemill and we are enjoying marking this significant milestone.”

Further anniversary events will be arranged over the next few months.