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Kelly Donald


Kelly Donald suffered from cancer when she was a baby. She subsequently made a full recovery, but decided to help other sufferers, and she and her younger sister took part in the Sharon Davis "Swim a Mile" national event in 2001. As a result she was able to contribute over £100 to Imperial Cancer Research.

Marjory M Donald

Mrs Marjory Doig entered BBS in 1932. She became a Hairdresser and Housewife. She married William A Doig (qv).

Sheila Donald

Mrs Sheila Dow entered BBS in 1938. She worked for the Post Office.

Ian Donaldson

Ian Donaldson, who entered first year in 1950, retired as depute assessor in Grampian Region in 1997. He has two children, a boy and girl, and two grandchildren. Ian has been the Secretary of the FP Association since 2007. His first wife died in 1995, and he married Connie Walker (qv) on 8th August 1997.

Lisa Donaldson


BBHS 2000-05

Lisa Donaldson died on 31st January 2005 as the result of a road accident. Lisa was a pupil in fifth year and it had been her intention to study accountancy when she left School.

William W Donaldson

William Donaldson entered BBS in 1945. After School he occupied various clerical posts between 1947 and 1960. From 1960-65 he was a Financial Accountant with Hughes Irith, Glenrothes, then from 1965-70 Assistant Accountant with AEI/GEC in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes. From 1970-73 he was Assistant Accountant at Stowe Woodward, Glenrothes and in 1973 he became the Chief Accountant with The Velux Company Ltd in Glenrothes. He lived in New Gilston.

Brian Donechy

Brian (1947) gifted a trophy for the High Jump to be presented at the annual school sports. He now lives in Ajax, Ontario, Canada. After School he went into banking in Scotland, then did two years National Service in the Highland Light Infantry before moving to Canada in 1955. He worked as an accountant for General Motors then went into Resin Manufacturing with Valspar.

John Donegan

John Donegan entered BBS in 1947. After School he took BSc (First Class Honours) at Strathclyde in 1956, followed by an MSc at New York University, New York, in 1963. He worked in Canada from 1957-61, then became a Department Head with AT&T Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, working on development of Telecommunications Equipment. He lived in New Jersey, USA.

John Alexander Dott

John Dott entered BBS in 1942. After National Service John qualified as a Pharmacist. He was employed in Tayport and purchased the business in 1966. He also ran a part-time Pharmacy in Wormit, where he lived.

Evelyn Douglas

From the FPA Newsletter Issue 6:

Several newspaper articles in February contained reports on Georgetown School, Bridge of Gaur, at the west end of Loch Rannoch, which is threatened with closure. The Headmistress is Mrs Evelyn Brown. The local committee is working hard to have the school kept open, for although its roll at present is only 4 pupils, it is of great importance to the local community, and the roll has been as high as 13 recently.

Indeed, so important is the school that no less a person than David Bellamy, the botanist and television personality, has taken up the cudgels on behalf of the school. The reason for this is the involvement of the school in the "Growing up with Trees" scheme, run by the Scottish Native Woodlands Campaign. The school has won awards for its environmental work.

They also have a twinning arrangement with a school in Rarotonga in the Cook Islands in the Pacific, and last year pupils from the school, accompanied by a BBC Television crew, visited Rarotanga. This year they are to host a reciprocal visit.

Margaret Murdoch Douglas

Mrs Margaret Hans entered Bell Baxter School in 1933.

Alister Dow

Alister Dow (1948) died on 2nd December 2000, at home in Stirling, after a long illness. He enjoyed sport at School, being a member of both Rugby and Cricket teams. The School tours to the Continent were also memorable for him. After an apprenticeship in Edinburgh, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant, played Rugby for Edinburgh Borderers and then did his National Service in the Royal Air Force.

He was employed by Ethicon and then by Devro Ltd as an accountant and finally as Managing Director. He married and settled in Stirling where he was active in Stirling and Bridge of Allan Operatic Society. Having been a member of the Round Table in Edinburgh, he joined Stirling Rotary Club, where he was a Past President. After Devro, he became Chairman of Hibernian Football Club and latterly he was Chief Executive of the Scottish Motor Trade Association.

He was well known and respected in business circles. He enjoyed life to the full and was a keen member of Dunblane Golf Club.

Alister held the post of Treasurer of the FP Association for three years, and his services were much appreciated. He enjoyed this opportunity to maintain his association with Cupar.

He retired because of ill health in January 2000 and is survived by his wife Jacqui and daughters, Sheona and Kerri, and his brother Scott. (Contributed by Scott Dow)

Charles Dow

Graduated WRCVS BVMS; Class Medallist in Chemistry, Physics, Histology, Physiology and Biochemistry, Pathology and Microbiology; PhD (Endocrinology) 1959; Senior Pathologist with Ministry of Agriculture, Northern Ireland; Lectured at World Veterinary Congress in Hanover; lecturing in USA; 11 Glencraig Park, Craigavad, Holywood, County Down. Attended Bell Baxter in the late 1940s.

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