END OF AN ERA
080616AITKENBAR_PS_ 080616AITKENBAR_PS_ 080616AITKENBAR_PS_ More than 300 pupils past and present were reunited during a special event to bid farewell to a school which has served Dumbarton for 60 years.
Students and staff at Aitkenbar Primary took a trip down memory lane after being invited along to the school to say goodbye.
TheWhiteford Avenue building will be demolished but the school will continue to operate with St Peter’s Primary and the new ELCC to form a co-located campus on Howatshaws Road.
Residents flocked to the school which officially closes at the end of term, to reminisce about the old days and catch up with old friends.
Some even bumped into people they hadn’t seen for 50 years. Displays of old photographs and registers were on on show which followed an appeal launched by headteacher Christine Hutchison to find memorobilia.
There was plenty of laughter during the event too with a photo booth.Visitors dressed up in old school uniforms before striking a pose and getting their pictures taken. 080616AITKENBAR_PS_
Game for a laugh The current staff of Aitkenbar Catching up Head teachers have a catch up Old school A class picture from 1993 including councillor Gail Robertson
Memories Councillor Gail Robertson with her old picture