New Mackie Fifty Years Old

By Jane Cruickshank / September 2, 2019
Frontage of Mackie Academy

From Aberdeenshire Council press team –

Mackie Academy celebrated a major milestone as they marked 50 years at their Slug Road premises.

The Stonehaven school invited former pupils to send mementos to be the centrepiece of the anniversary celebrations that took place on Friday, August 30.

Original plans for the school, supplied by the Aberdeenshire Archives, were among the memorabilia on display.

There was also the chance to view the new house logos that were designed by S6 pupil Lewis King. Coffee, tea and cake were enjoyed by all.

Cllr Gillian Owen, Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee chair, said: “Many congratulations Mackie Academy on this special achievement of half a century at Slug Road. These buildings have played a part in the education of many who have grown up in Stonehaven over the years. I wish Mackie Academy all the best and another 50 years at this site.”

Mackie Academy Head Teacher Louise Moir said: “I have been really pleased with the response by former pupils who have sent us a range of mementos that helped this special day be a big success. The anniversary was a lovely occasion. I would like to thank everyone who played a part in making this commemoration such a triumph.”

The late Alex Johnstone MSP for North East Scotland, who sadly passed away in 2016, arctic explorer Luke Robertson and athlete Kelsey Stewart are among the famous former Mackie Academy pupils.