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School's appeal to former pupils
Andrew Brown, Ewan Cushnie and Kyra Macrae
Pupils Andrew Brown, Ewan Cushnie and Kyra Macrae
A school in the Highlands is inviting former pupils and staff to help celebrate its 140th anniversary.

Children at Marybank Primary, near Muir of Ord, have been researching their school's history.

They hope pupils, teachers and other staff will get in touch and provide photographs and anecdotes for a record of some of the last 140 years.

The school can be contacted on 01997 433320 or e-mail marybank.primary@highland.gov.uk.

The project was started by former pupil Maggie Buchanan, who lives in Marybank.

Gala day

Head teacher Robert Quigley said: "Maggie's research has been invaluable in providing a fantastic social history project for the pupils.

"They will be sending out formal invitations to former staff and pupils to attend the gala day, so if you would like an invite, please get in touch.

"We have already had people intimating that they will travel from places as far a field as Forfar, Elgin and the Outer Hebrides."

The school will hold an anniversary weekend from 16-18 June.

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