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Latest additions -  Invitation to Opening Reception and Public Viewing of new school building 23/24 March 2018

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.

Invitation to Reception at the new school building and public viewing tour - 23/24 March 2018

Please find below an invitation to a special event to mark the opening of the new building for Boroughmuir High School on Friday, 23rd March 2018. Places for this will be limited so, if you are intending to come, please respond quickly. 
To commemorate this event there will be the unveiling of a painting, commissioned by the Head, of the old school building by the talented artist, Lynn Hanley. The intention is that she will sign prints of her painting which will be available for sale as a fund raiser for the school. The unveiling of this painting will be done by former pupil and one half of the famous Corries folk group, Ronnie Brown. Most of the current and some of the past teaching staff will also be in attendance.
There will also be an opportunity to sign up to make your mark and create a 'brick' that will go into the final In With the Bricks artwork project that the Parent Council are creating throughout the Summer term.

Time and programme of the Reception
4.30 - 5.30 Guests will be able to tour the building unaided. 
5.00 - Drinks and canapes will be served and musical interludes will be provided by pupils.
5.30 - Unveiling of the Lynn Hanley painting by Ronnie Brown.
7.00 - Reception ends

£15 per person

Via Eventbrite as displayed on attached flyer. If there is anyone who cannot access Eventbrite, there is the option of payment by cheque, made payable to BFPA and sent to D.Johnston, Treasurer, BFPA, c/o Boroughmuir High School, 111 Viewforth, Edinburgh, EH11 1FL. Deadline for receiving cheques is 16th March 2018. Tickets bought via the cheque route to be collected at the door of the school on the day.

The BFPA will have a table at the event displaying the first items under our new BFPA range and available for purchase.

Buses passing the school in Dundee Street are Nos 1, 20 and 34 all coming from City Centre. Parking is in Fountain Park opposite the front of the school in Dundee Street by machine/ticket – approx. 5 mins walk to the school entrance. Some parking available in surrounding streets within 10 – 15 mins from the school such as Viewforth, Leamington area – mostly parking machines. There is no parking within the grounds of the new school building.

Please do spread the the word to all former pupils, family and friends about this special historic event.  

Public Viewing of New School Building
For those of you who can't make this event but would still like to view the new building the school will be opening up its doors to the public on Saturday, 24th March 2018 from 11am until 4pm. The BFPA will be there along with the Head, senior pupils and some staff. Admission is free so just turn up when you want.

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  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, 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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