Joyous memories spring to mind at reunion
CELEBRATIONS began early this year for the annual Scots PGC College Past Student weekend celebrations.
Last Friday evening past students from the classes of 1962 and 1967 had dinner at Ruperts Restaurant.
Also enjoying the evening were students who had left the College some 70 years ago.
These boys are known as the Toolburra and Kingswood evacuees.
During WWII boarders at Scots College had to evacuate their home for the 2/12 Australian Army to use as a military hospital and the students had to board at Kingswood and Toolburra.
This was a special weekend for these men and their family members, some not having seen each other for more than 30 years.
They visited both Kingswood and Toolburra to walk down memory lane.
On Saturday a barbecue was held at the College on Pipers Knoll and then Senior students escorted past students around the campuses of Scots and PGC for tours.
The reunion dinner was held on Saturday evening in the Des Davey Dining Hall and 230 people enjoyed the evening that also included the students from today's Year 12 cohort.
Past student president Peter Campbell said it was an opportunity for the Year 12 students to see and understand the true spirit at the college and to return to their reunions in years to come.
On Sunday morning the annual chapel service was held with past student Mr Alec Peden addressing the congregation about Religion at Scots in the 1940s and past students Bible readings by Mr Darryl Hutton.
PSA president Peter Campbell read the names of past students who had passed away over the past 12 months while Piper Jim Muir (1949-1955) played the lament.
Mr Tony Tait sang Sacred Song, accompanied by Mrs Gabi Laws on piano.