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Carol Dick


Mrs Carol Fraser (née Dick) (1965) died on 3rd January2006 in a Nursing Home in Broughty Ferry. Carol is survived by her 2 sons. She was also, sadly, predeceased by her older sister Joan in August 2005.

Gillian Dick


The School Captain for Session 2000-1 was Gillian Dick (Freuchie).

Gregor Dick


Sixth Year pupil Gregor Dick received the Scottish Mathematical Council award for an outstanding performance in the 2004 Advanced Higher examination in Pure Mathematics. The remarkable point about his success is that Gregor was in fifth year when he sat the exam which is normally taken in sixth year. He taught himself the Advanced Higher Pure Mathematics course and passed all the internal assessments without losing a single mark, sat the examination and passed with a band 1A. It has put him among the 12 highest placed students in Scotland. And by the way, he sat 5 Higher subjects, including Maths, and achieved A passes in all of them. This year he is doing 3 more Advanced Higher subjects as well as continuing his study of mathematics.

His grandfather was the lateAndrew Dick (qv), who taught Maths for many years in the School and was an Assistant Rector in charge of first and second year boys. Both his parents are also former pupils - Malcolm Dickand Rita (née Panetta).

Gregor won the Balgonie Gold Medal for Dux of the School in session 2004-5. He is going to Edinburgh to study - what else but maths!

Jane M Dick


Mrs Jean Dott Thomson (1925) died on 14th September 1995 after a long spell of failing health. She is survived by a son, Jim, and daughter Christine, both of whom are former pupils. Mrs Thomson had been a Primary School teacher.

Joan Dick


Mrs Joan Macrae (1961) died very suddenly in hospital on 23rd August 2005 after a short illness. Joan graduated with an Honours degree in Modern Languages from St Andrews University and taught for a large part of her career in Armadale High School. She took early retirement because of her husband's ill health and they moved to Edinburgh. She is survived by her husband.

Aaron Dickie


(1992-2010)

Aaron Dickie died on 18th December 2010 ten days after his eighteenth birthday.

From The Courier 20th December 2010:

Teenager Aaron Dickie killed in road crash

A teenager from Ladybank died when the car he was travelling in plunged down an embankment near Glenrothes.


  • By Cheryl Peebles

  • Published in the Courier : 20.12.10

  • Published online : 20.12.10 @ 06.48am

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The 18-year-old, who was named locally as Aaron Dickie, was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday night.

The grey Honda Civic he was a passenger in left the A92 between the Redhouse and Bankhead roundabouts, fell six feet and overturned, landing on its roof at the side of the road.

Driver Luke Crawford, also from Ladybank and understood to be around the same age, was rushed to Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline but escaped serious injury.

Both men had to be freed from the vehicle by firefighters.

Aaron's parents Morris Dickie and Allison Clunie — who have two other sons, Jon and Aiden — were too upset to speak to the press.

Local community council chairwoman Jeanette Soffietti said villagers were devastated by the death of the former Bell Baxter High School pupil.

‘We couldn't believe it when we heard this morning,’ she said.

‘Ladybank has been hit very hard.

‘Aaron was a nice lad to speak to and was a typical teenager.

‘He was a likeable lad and would speak to everyone.’

No other vehicles were involved in the accident, which occurred about 10.20pm as the car was travelling north.

Police have appealed for anyone who saw the car at the time of the accident, or shortly before in Kirkcaldy, to get in touch.

Ian Dickie


NDA, CDA Edinburgh Agricultural College; Farm Manager to Earl of Dalhousie, Brechin Castle; Manager of Messrs. J H Thompson (Farms) in Lincolnshire; Cardwell House, Dawsmere, Spalding, Lincs. Married Bessie McIntosh (qv). Attended BBS in the 1930s.


Margaret Dickie


Mrs Margaret Cruikshank (1930s) died on 3rd February 1999 at home in Cupar. Mabie, as she was known, trained and qualified SRN at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. When she returned to nursing later in life, she worked first at Netherlea Maternity Hospital in Newport and then as a sister in the Adamson Hospital, Cupar. She is survived by her husband and one son, John, who is a doctor in England.

Jane Dickson


Jane Dickson and her sister Susie, of Cupar, have been part of the national squash squads for some time. Jane took part in the European Under-19 Championships in Helsinki in 1997.

Margaret Dickson


(1945-2009)

Margaret Dickson (1957) died very suddenly on 11th November 2009. On leaving School she studied Domestic Science at Atholl Crescent in Edinburgh. The bright lights of London drew her south and she worked as a Medical Secretary at Queen Mary's Hospital and while she was in London she met her husband, Rob Asgill. When he joined Shell they moved abroad, first to Malaysia, later to Oman and finally to Egypt. Her son was born in Malaysia and her daughter in Oman. She greatly enjoyed the expat life and was able to pursue her hobbies of riding, Scottish Country Dancing and golf. She returned to Fife when her husband retired.



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