Carrick Academy Qualifying Class of 1955
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"Qualifying class"  :- Jim McCulloch, Ian Thompson, Isobell McHaffie, Mary Fulton, Ronnie Potter, Sammy McMichael.
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I grew up in Maybole and attended Carrick Academy where I sat the Scottish Higher Leaving Certificate examinations in 1961; went to work for Scottish Stamping & Engineering Works in Ayr, where I met my wife. We were married in 1967 and moved to South Africa on contract to a company in the south of the country. We liked it so much that we decided to stay. My sister still lives in Maybole. My uncle was the " qualifying " teacher at Carrick Academy for many years ( James Bowie ). One of the photographs attached was taken when I was in his class. I can't remember all of the names of the pupils, but listed above are the ones I can remember. Ken Dorian