Remember the “rocket” at Linlathen High School? Then you’ll probably be interested in the school reunion coming up next month.
Lynne Robertson Glen, who went to the school between 1985-91, is organising the Linlathen High School Reunion 2018 which will include everyone who attended before it closed in 1996.
“The last one I was involved in was probably about 10 years ago and then I moved down south about five years ago,” she said.
Now living back in Dundee, the 45-year-old said there was a lot of involvement and excitement about the upcoming event on June 8.
“I’m expecting over 100 people,” she said, with more likely to stop in during the evening.
“People that are out in the town will pop in and see what’s going on and then end up staying.
“They’re worried that nobody is going to know who they are but there’s a lot of people who are coming on their own but I’m saying I’ll be there and I’ll introduce you.
“It’s going to be a good night.”
Held at Rewind on Seagate, the event will include a lot of references to the old school including a photo-booth with the “rocket”, the nickname for the old boiler room chimney.
“At the moment we’re trying to raise money to get some replica school ties,” she said.
“We need 50 people to buy the ties and then we can put in an order for them.”
Lynne, who runs a Facebook page for school alumni, had a lot of memories of the school from when she used to play on the site with her friends, digging in the long-jump pit and scaring themselves by peaking in the window of the science room and seeing the skeleton.
“That’s the sort of memories I have as well as when I was at the school,” she said.
“But I’ve got great friends who I met at school and their still great friends today.
“A lot of the older folk there meet up on the page and they’re off get a coffee and they’re meeting up about their time there.”
Lynne “went the house wife route” after leaving school and said part of the fun of reunions was seeing what everyone had been up to since they left.
“Now I’m trying to get my portfolio to get to art school,” she said.
“It’s good see how people have got on with their lives and to hear about their families.”