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For school history fans: copies of the old Broughton High magazine now online!

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Download your pdf copies of The High magazine here, direct from the School website.  Year of issue goes back to 1992 so far, but more issues are being scanned!

[1911 photo with acknowledgement to Peter Stubbs, at, and Claire Graham.]

reminder: AGM tonight, with S1 parents get-together first!


Don’t forget, the Parent Council’s annual general meeting is tonight, at the school, at 7:00 p.m. For S1 parents who want to meet each other, there’s a social hour beforehand, at 6:00 (logically enough).

You’re invited to read the reports and accounts beforehand, online, for the detailed view of everything that’s going on.

See you there!

Ex-Broughton harpist shortlisted for Radio 2 award


One of the top young clarsach players, Ciorstaidh Beaton from Kilmuir on Skye, and her duet partner, Inverness fiddler, Graham MacKenzie, are among the final four nominees in this year’s BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards. Ciorstaidh joined The City of Edinburgh Music School at Broughton in 2009.  She and Graham, who made it through October’s semi-finals, are now students at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

The finals will take place at Celtic Connections on Wednesday 30 January in the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.  Good luck, Ciorstaidh and Graham!


update from Steve McMahon


We just got an update note from Steve McMahon, our Broughton alumnus who has been fundraising for drama training in New York. He has deferred to studying this September and has now raised a good deal of the funds.  He’s running a double marathon in April with Robbie Todd, who was Head Boy the year after him, to raise more: there is a donations page set up here.  He’s almost on his way!

Sharee Mackerron’s departure

Quite a few parents have been asking what has become of Sharee Mackerron. Just to let everyone know, she was appointed to the post of Headteacher at Alva Academy in Clackmannanshire, and took up this post in August this year. Sharee was our Acting Headteacher in the interim period between the retirement of Lesley Johnston, and the permanent appointment of current Headteacher, John Wilson. She has settled quickly into her role and is enjoying the challenges and opportunities that her new school affords. We all wish her the very best in this exciting new post.

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