The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and Dundee)
Pupils’ get well messages for Fife crash victim teacher
Facebook page gains support from well-wishers
Hundreds of former pupils have sent messages of support to a teacher rushed to hospital following a horrific car crash in Glenrothes.
Gordon Suttie’s car left the road on Sunday evening, overturned and landed in a garden.
He was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy where he was said to be in a serious but stable condition.
A Facebook page set up to wish the retired biology teacher well has been liked by more than 600 people and flooded with messages from former pupils at Auchmuty High School.
Kyle Mackie, who set up the page Get Well Soon, Gordon, is to add every name to a card to be given to Mr Suttie’s wife, Anne.
Word spread quickly that it was Mr Suttie, of Glenrothes, who was involved in the accident on South Parks Road.
Kyle, 29, also of Glenrothes, said: “People are incredibly upset. I was devastated when I found out it was him.
“Everyone has that one teacher that they really liked and for a lot of people that happens to be Gordon Suttie.”
Kyle said Mr Suttie always went the extra mile for his pupils and does the same outside school, and added: “It was about time we went the extra mile for him to show we cared.”
Among the well-wishers was Lynsay Davidson, who described Mr Suttie as “one of the best teachers” she ever had.
She wrote: “Always looked forward to your classes was a great laugh, take care and get well soon sir!”
Karen Dunbar shared a memory of standing in the school quad learning about osmosis by jumping around pretending to be a molecule and said: “14 years later and I’ve not forgotten a thing you taught me.”
Mr Suttie’s Kia C’eed overturned on South Parks Road and landed on its side at around 8.20pm on Sunday evening.