END OF AN ERA

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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

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