Bell baxter lives section I former Pupils Contents

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Rory Drummond

Rory Drummond (S6) was selected for the Scotland under-18 Rugby Squad in 2008.

David Allen Scott Drybrough

David Drybrough entered third year at BBS in 1932. After leaving School he studied for a BSc (Honours) in Electrical Engineering at Edinburgh University. He became a Radio Communications Engineer and finally Consultant. He retired to Daventry.

Katie Dryburgh

Katie Dryburgh of Auchtermuchty had been booked to drum with the Scottish chart star, Darius, at the 1TV Record of the Year Awards in London in 2002. However, the plans were thwarted at the very last minute. Her visit to London was not in vain, for Mercury Records, who had invited her in the first place, were pleased with her performance and might use her in the future. Katie, who was 16 at the time, had been registered with a London agent for 18 months.

Marie Toulalan Dryburgh

Marie Toulalan Dryburgh, of 12 Earn Grove, Bridge of Earn, retired nursing sister of Perth Royal Infirmary, died on 22nd July 1991.

Mary F Dryburgh

Mary Dryburgh (1924) died in Strathview Nursing Home on 26th February 2008 aged 96. She graduated in Languages from St Andrews University and taught in Dundee High School for much of her career. Before Dundee she taught French in Welsh Girls’ School, London. Mary lived in Bridgend Housse, Ceres, before moving to Strathview.

Her twin sister Rachel (qv) predeceased her by many years.

Rachel Dryburgh

Like her twin sister, Mary (qv), Rachel (Mrs Ashton) started at BBS in 1924. She graduated BSc from the University of St Andrews and taught Botany in Park School, Glasgow, before becoming an educational officer in Kano, Nigeria. She died in 1952.

Ross Dryburgh

S3 pupil Ross Dryburgh was accepted to join the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and was to tour with them in the summer of 2005. Ross is a drummer.

Joan Duff

Dundee Training College; Taught in various Fife Schools before teaching in Rothesay; Academy Road, Rothesay. Attended BBS prior to 1930.

Robert Duff

Robert Duff (1970s), details of whose work for the Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Trust were published in Volume I of Bell Baxter Essays, ran in the 1998 London Marathon to raise funds for the Trust and hoped, with the help of business sponsorship, to raise £1000. He kept in regular contact with the Danish man who received his bone marrow until Michael’s death in 1998.

Derrick Duncan


Derrick Duncan entered BBHS in 1987. He died late in 2011 as a result of a brain tumour.

Elizabeth H T Duncan

Mrs Bette Lucas entered BBS in 1932. She attended Dundee College of Education, taught in Ayrshire, Fife and Umtale, Southern Rhodesia; became Head Teacher of County Primary School, Greatworth; Mrs Lucas, School House, Greatworth, Banbury, Oxon.

George Duncan

From the Fife Herald 5 April 2013:

A POPULÄR Cupar event, held in memory of a local man who did much for the town, has come to end after 30 years. The George Duncan Cup, for five-a-side football, was flrst held in 1983 with the tournament becoming part of Cupar Children's Gala. Mr Duncan, who was educated at Castlehill Primary and Bell Baxter High schools and went on to become a lieutenant in the Royal Navy, was killed in a car crash aged 48. He had been an active figure in Cupar 'Y', being a football coach and referee with the Organisation.

His family decided to set up the football tournament in his name, with his wife. Margaret, saying this week that they had been ’30 super years.’ Thanks are due to Cupar ‘Y’ and Mike Donohoe for their support and Organisation, to all who have assisted with refereeing and co-ordinating on the day and to the young football players each year, along with their coaches and families.

‘Without them, the event would not have been possible.’

Mrs Duncan wished the gala all the best for the future and for the continuance of competitive sport for young budding football enthusiasts.

James Duncan

The Reverend James Duncan (1940) died on 23rd December 1998 in Pitlochry after a short illness. On leaving school, Jimmy first took qualifications in agriculture, turning later to the Ministry. After studying Divinity, he became Minister of Clunie, Lethendry and Kinloch in Angus, from where he moved to Methil Parish Church. In 1975 he decided to become an RE teacher and was appointed Principal Teacher of RE in Bell Baxter. He retired in 1986 and moved to Pitlochry some years later. Jimmy is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, and four sons and a daughter.

Thomas Barclay Duncan

Thomas Duncan entered BBS in 1935. He retired in 1988 as Senior Accountant Fife Regional Council.

Wilma Duncan

Mrs Wilma Nicol entered BBS in 1939. She was in the Womens’ Royal Naval Service from 1945-47 and worked for British Railways 1948-50. She attended Dundee College of Education from 1973-76 and was a Primary Teacher from 1976-88.

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