Today I’m with leading Scottish indie author Janice Horton where I’m saying a bit more about the locations in A Kettle of Fish most of which are in my home town and the surrounding area. As I was writing that piece I discovered via another former pupil that my old school, Dunfermline High has just been rebuilt.
Here’s how it looked in my day, and in Ailsa’s day too, in fact every day since 1939 when it moved from a previous site. I suppose I thought it would never change.
But here’s how it looks now!
Thanks so much to John Burrell of Aberdour for letting me share his photo.
Well worth celebrating I think and great to know that a school with ancient roots is set up for a great future.
Labor Omnia Vincit is the school motto by the way. I’m sure there’s a message in there somewhere 😉
Continuing the Scottish theme, I’m off on a virtual trip to Canada next week to share St. Andrews Day with writer Melanie Robertson-King on her Celtic Connexions blog. Hope to see you there!
2 thoughts on “Labor Omnia Vincit – or old school ties”
‘Hard Work Conquers All” is a great motto but whether it’s entirely true or not is debatable. Perhaps it should be hard work and a bit of luck conquers all!?
I recently saw a photo of my old primary school – and scarily, it looked exactly as I remembered it!
Wishing you great success with A Kettle of Fish, Ali – I loved it!
Hi Janice – in retrospect there is a certain resonance with ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’? 😦 my primary school was knocked down and relocated yonks ago!)