Fort Augustus Abbey School
Old Boys Association
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Fort Augustus Old Boys Association

The Old Boys Association serves to keep the spirit alive of The Fort Augustus Old Boys; the former pupils -  boys and girls - who served at the Abbey School in Fort Augustus.  Since the School closed in the 90s (and subsequently the Abbey itself), the Old Boys Association has maintained to provide a network amongst Old Boys and to organise an annual dinner for Old Boys and their partners. This website assists to maintain this contact and support. Please bear in mind that this website is run by Old Boys from the school who have nothing to do with the monastery, school nor Benedictine Order.

There have been allegations of abuse taking place at the school which have deeply saddened Old Boys who attended the school and it is very sad to hear about former pupils' experiences at the school at the hands of monks whom we trusted and a particular member of staff. Further information for our fellow OBs regarding this matter can now be found here. A statement from the English Benedictine congregation can be found at http://www.benedictines.org.uk/link/fort

More information about the Old Boys Association and how to join and support us can be found here.


The death has occurred of Old Boy Peter Barry. Peter was a farmer at Ratho Mains, Midlothian. Born in 1923 he was, along with his brothers, a formidable cricketer who, year after year, stamped his authority on the Cricket pitch playing for the Old Boys against the Abbey School. We would welcome any memories of Peter from those who knew him as an affable man, a man of the soil who was also a gentleman of deep piety. At the age of 93 he was the oldest living Old Boy.


Notebook from the 1934/35 Hockey Season

Peter Barry, nephew of our OB, the late Peter Barry, has kindly scanned a 1934/35 Hockey season notebook belonging to his father Thomas (Tom) Barry with notes about each of eight matches against Gordonstoun, Camerons, HLI and various XIs (Mr Threlfall, Mr Cundell, Mr Greenhalgh). It makes fascinating reading of a schoolboy's perspective over eighty years ago. It can be found in the memorabilia section.

 

A Rare Find - 1930s notebook from Abbey schoolboy

A notebook containing photos, fixture lists, many newspaper cuttings, a ticket for the Scotland v England rugby match in 1939 and many precious cuttings and notes was recently discovered. The content of the notebook has been scanned and the whole notebook can be found on the website.

The notebook belonged to a Freddie Macqueen and his daughter has kindly given permission for the notebook to be made available on this website. Click on the notebook picture to go to the dedicate page.

 

Mike Drummond RIP

This website is a tribute to Mike Drummond - one of our Old Boys (Carlekemp 1951-1956, Abbey 1956 to 1961). Mike set up the website and maintained it until his sad passing in April. Without his initiative and perseverance, many Old Boys would not be in touch today. As a man of vision, it is only right that we keep the website going. Without the right skills, this may be a challenge but we'll try. Thanks Mike for everything you did for us.

More news can be found on our Archive page here

Books

Some of our Old Boys have written books which can be seen below.

You can access purchase details and descriptions of all books on the site by using the links below:

Abbey Boys

Rosslyn Chapel Revealed

The First and Lost Iona

Grass Seed in June But does it scan Can I Scan
by John Martin Robinson by Colin McAllister by Colin McAllister
 
Paradise Road Scotball  
by Stephen O'Donnell by Stephen O'Donnell  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corbie website contact:  cbryce@gmail.com (Colin Bryce)