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Latest additions - AGM and Wine Tasting Event 1st June 2018 at Meggetland - Membership Standing Order now available -

Welcome to the website for the Boroughmuir FPA

1913 to 2018

A tale of two buildings. The old and the new. The one below was opened in 1913 and has served the school well for 104 years. It has provided many fond memories for a lot of former pupils and staff. A fond farewell from all of us who passed through your hallowed gates.

2018 onwards

But times move on and a new generation of pupils and staff will experience the state of the art facilities of the new building below from 2018 onwards. No doubt they will continue to maintain the strong reputation that the school has earned over the past century.

2018 AGM and Wine Tasting Event

Please find attached copies of the following documents relating to the above AGM and Wine Tasting Event to be held on Friday, 1st June 2018 at Canalside, Meggetland:-

  1. Flyer for the Wine Tasting event which begins at approximately 7.30pm and will be hosted by former pupil David Henderson who runs his own wine business in Comiston Road. Canapes will be provided by Mackenzies, the caterers. This event is open to and supported by the school's Parent Council members. Details for purchasing tickets online can be found on the attached link   http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/boroughmuir-former-pupils-association-wine-tasting-and-agm-tickets-45216193853?ref=estw  but note the deadline is Friday, 25th May 2018. Cheques will also be accepted if sent to the school. Details on the flyer.
  2. Agenda for the AGM which begins at 6.00pm prompt. Teas and coffee will be available from 5.45pm in the upstairs room. We are fortunate this year to have not only the current Head, David Dempster, attend but also his two predecessors, Jack Hamilton and Tom Dalgleish, who collectively have agreed to give us a brief address on their memories of the old school building and the opportunities that the new building presents.
There are no financial reports available for circulation prior to the AGM but an up to date report will be given on the night. Copies of the Constitution will be available on request. Also available for purchase on the night will be the two latest items of BFPA merchandise, namely mugs and cotton bags. You can view these items on our website at www.boroughmuirhighschoolfpa.co.uk under Merchandise.

  2017 Magazine


The bumper 2017 edition of our annual magazine, Old School Ties, was issued in early December 2017 and we are now preparing for the 2018 edition which will focus on the new school. If you would like to contribute an article then please click the Email Link below and send us any articles you would like published. Publication for next year's edition is expected to be Autumn 2018.

New FP Club formed - Cultural and Historical Club

27th September 2017 Event

The first outing of the Boroughmuir Cultural and Historical Club will be as previously intimated a tour of St. Giles Cathedral, this will be on Wednesday the 27th of September meeting at the Visitor welcome desk at 10.30. A tour of the Cathedral is usually an hour but can be extended if required. Thank you to those of you who have expressed an interest in this new addition to the Boroughmuir Family of Clubs, As partially sighted I also offer a touch, sensory tour if required, assistance dogs are welcome.

Please contact boroughmuir7079@gmail.com, d_roxburgh@hotmail.co.uk or 0131 447 6485 of any additional attendances.

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a new FP Club within the BFPA family. It will be a cultural and historical group that seeks to promote opportunities for current, past Pupils and staff in visiting sites of historical, heritage, cultural, architectural interest.
We are very fortunate to have the Club run and organised by well known FP, Douglas Roxburgh MBE, who has already drawn up a programme of visits with talks where appropriate to run initially from September to December 2017. It is open to all members of the BFPA, any costs for entrance will only be expected where the host organisation has an admission charge, however, we have negotiated a 50% reduction in costs for BFPA members.
Organisations involved so far are The Church of Scotland, the National Trust for Scotland, Riddles Court, The People's Story, Gilmerton Cove Trust, The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, Edinburgh Street Play, the National Storytelling Centre and the Patrick Geddes Society. If you are interested in learning more about this group then further information and contact details are on the FP Club News menu bar on the left hand side of this page under the Cultural and Historical Club tab.
We are confident that this will prove to be a very popular Club with current and former pupils and staff, their family and friends and the wider membership of the Boroughmuir family of clubs.

 

Year Group Champions

We are still looking for more Year Group champions to organise reunions with their classmates.
We currently have 8 “champions” and would be keen to hear from more FPs, particularly from the 1970s onwards. We can give help and guidance on how to go about tracing former Year Group classmates.

If you are interested please go to the Contact Us menu on the website.

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