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Fortrose Cubs and Sea Scouts
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Fortrose Cubs and Sea Scouts

The visit of Chief Scout Lord Rowallan. early 1950s
Picture added on 29 September 2011 at 16:33
Comments:
Having a hard time recognising anyone! I have a Fortrose Academy class photo from 1951 or 52 which I have all the names for and tried to compare it with this one?

Front row, sitting from left: maybe Ian Hay, Peter Rowett (Rosemarkie), ?, James Corbett, me, ?, looks like Stewart Mackay, ?, ?.
Second row, kneeling from left: 3rd person could be John Goodall (spelling?), 5th person could be William Jack. Is there anyone out there who can ID this group?
Added by Kenneth M Macdonald on 03 October 2011
Kenny, I have talked with Murdoch MacPhail (who knew all the difficult ones!)and here is our attempt at identification:

From the Left:
Front Row: Ian Hay; Peter Rowatt; Douglas Owens; James Corbett; Kenny Macdonald; Hugh Donelly; Billy Hossack; Hamish Bisset; Jonathan Owens.
Second Row: George Elder; Murdoch MacPhail; John Goodall; Sandy Brooks; William Jack; David Aynsley; Roddy Shaw; unknown; behind unknown Alastair Hossack; Hugh More; Douglas Miller; Robert Dobson.
Back Row: William (Dada) Ure; Ritchie Wilkinson; Cameron Mackintosh; Robert Lees; possibly Bob Cherry; Miss Cameron (Cub Akela); Lord Rowallan; Mr Coutts (Scout Master); Pat Macrae; Colonel Ropner (District Commissioner); Rev. W. Craig (Group Scout Master); Alastair Geddes (Troop Leader).

This was taken in summer 1950 and Jackson (William Jack) remembers that Lord Rowallan was rowed round from Avoch Harbour in the Scout boat. I joined the Scouts late that year and had one trip out in the boat before it was sold!
Added by Ian Basham on 15 February 2012
Thanks Ian - brings back wonderful memories! Are you in contact with 'Jackson'?
Added by Ken Macdonald on 17 June 2012
Jackson lives in Rosyth. We exchange Christmas cards and the occasional phone call
Added by Ian Basham on 18 June 2012
Just come across this interesting web-site! Having shared a room with William (Bill) Ure at Edinburgh University I lost contact with him until earlier this year - almost 60 years later!

Alasdair Geddes
Added by Alasdair Geddes on 24 December 2013
Great memories seeing this after 65 years and good to hear from my then next door neighbour Kenny Macdonald. I vividly remember having the hiccups when Lord Rowallan carried out his inspection, probably much to the amusement of others!
Added by Ian Hay on 31 March 2016
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