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Iain Andrews

BBHS 1950-56

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Now living and working in Athens, Greece for large Australian TV company that sends ethnic TV down to Australia and New Zealand.

Is a fully-fledged Australian passport holder with only vague ties with the UK.

Will definitely retire to Hobart, Tasmania - one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Anne Angus


BBS 1947-52

Anne Angus, a former pupil who started at Bell Baxter in 1947, died in 2012. She had been in declining health for some time. Her funeral was held on 6th August 2012 in St Monans. Anne was appointed to the committee of the FP Association in March 2001 and served until 2010. She was unmarried.

Eileen C Angus

Mrs Eileen Steven entered BBS in 1944. She was a Clerkess/Typist in the County Buildings in Cupar until her marriage in 1960. She then became a Receptionist with
agricultural engineers. Eileen lived in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Margaret Angus

Mrs Margaret Howie entered BBS in the 1940s. She worked in the Health Department of the County Buildings in Cupar for 11 years as Orthopaedic Secretary. She married and had a family of three and lived in St Monans.

Hugh Annan

Hugh Annan (1946), retired as Procurator Fiscal of West Lothian at Linlithgow in 1994. Hugh served in the Royal Air Force from 1952-55 before going on to study law at the University of St Andrews. He graduated in 1958 and became a Solicitor in private practice from 1959-66, when he entered the Procurator Fiscal Service.

Alston Arbuckle

Farmed Lundie Castle, Dundee. Attended BBS in the 1930s.

Andrew Arbuckle

Andrew Arbuckle died in March 1996. His life was spent in farming, at Lower Luthrie, the family farm, where he was brought up. During the war, he served as a tank driver with the Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. After taking over the farm, he also became involved in Local Government, serving as a Fife Councillor from 1946 - 1975 and then as a District Councillor for N.E. Fife.

He was very active in the NFU, becoming President of the SNFU in 1972-73. He also served on the Potato Marketing Board. His local Parish Church, Creich, benefitted from his services as an Elder for 50 years and as Session Clerk for 34 years. He was a former President of the Rotary Club of Cupar and was appointed OBE in 1987.

Andrew D Arbuckle


Andrew Arbuckle was the Scottish Liberal Democrat Regional List MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife. He made history by becoming the first Member of the Scottish Parliament to be 'sworn in' in the new Parliament building. He is the nephew of Andrew Arbuckle (qv) and sister of Gina (qv).

Andrew has lived all his life in East Fife where he farmed at Flisk near Newburgh before becoming the Farming Editor of the Dundee Courier, a post he held for 15 years.

His political career began in 1986 when he was elected Fife Regional Councillor for Newburgh and Auchtermuchty. After boundary and local government changes he was elected to Fife Council in 1995 to represent Auchtermuchty and Strathmiglo and finally in 1999 elected again to Fife Council for Newburgh & District which he still represents.

Political Career Details

        Political Career: • Fife Councillor 1986-     • Former Chair, Council Group     • Convener, North East Fife LP 1999-2002     • Scottish Election List Candidate - Mid Scotland & Fife 1999 & 2003     • Convener, Mid Scotland & Fife RP 2005-7     • Mid Scotland & Fife RP Representative, Scottish Party Executive 2005-     • Succeeded to Scottish Parliament - Mid Scotland & Fife List Jan 2005     • Finance Spokesperson 2005-7         Parliament Committees: • Finance Committee 2005-7         Council Committees: • Standards & Audit Committee     • East Area Development Committee     • East Area Services Committee     • Policy & Resources Committee

Personal Career Details

    Date of Birth: • 12th April 1944     Family • Two daughters     Education: • Bell Baxter High School, Cupar   • Elmwood College, Cupar - National Diploma Agriculture   • Awarded Fellowship of the Royal Agricultural Society 2000     Experience: • Farmer   • Former President, Fife NFU   • Agricultural Editor, Dundee Courier & Advertiser to 2005   • Councillor 1986-   • Member of Scottish Parliament Jan 2005-7     Member: • Former Member, St Andrews University Court   • Tay Road Bridge Board   • Former Chairman, Fife Athletic Club     Other Interests: • Former Scottish pole vault champion   • Sport, reading

Andrew Arbuckle announces retirement

ONE of the longest serving councillors on Fife Council has announced that he will not be seeking re-election in the May (2012, Ed) local authority elections.

Councillor Andrew Arbuckle, who is currently the chair of Fife Council's north east area committee, said his decision to step down after 26 years had been taken for a number of reasons.

"I am now well beyond retirement age," he explained.

"My health has not been as good as it might be and I am now a grandfather and intend seeing more of the grandchildren.

"I have enjoyed my spell as a councillor, especially in the past five years where I have been a member of the Lib Dem/SNP administration and I consider myself very lucky to have represented the area."

Councillor Arbuckle was first elected to the then Fife Regional Council in 1986 representing the Auchtermuchty/Newburgh ward, and currently is one of the threecouncillors representing the Howe of Fife and Tay Coast area.

Reflecting on his time in local government, Councillor Arbuckle said the best part had always been helping individuals or groups in getting what was due to them.

He went on: "As part of the administration for the past five years, I have been very pleased seeing a number of major projects brought to fruition.

"New build housingin Ladybank and the phoenix of having new houses being built on the old Bell Baxter school site are both good examples of how Fife Council is trying to cater for the demand for housing in the area.

"My particular favourite project is the forthcoming traffic scheme in Cupar.

"Local residents and drivers coming through Cupar have suffered for far too long.

"It is unlikely we will see a Cupar by-pass in my lifetime and this project using the latest technology will help traffic flow easier through Cupar as well as improve pedestrian safety for local shoppers and residents."

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