Fort Augustus Abbey School
Old Boys Association
Fort Augustus Old Boys Association
The Old Boys Association serves to keep the spirit alive of The Fort Augustus Old Boys; the former pupils - boys and girls - who served at the Abbey School in Fort Augustus. Since the School closed in the 90s (and subsequently the Abbey itself), the Old Boys Association has maintained to provide support amongst Old Boys and to organise an annual dinner for Old Boys and their partners. This website assists to maintain this contact and support.
More information about the Old Boys Association and how to join and support us can be found here.
Click on the calendar for more information
Minutes of the 71st AGM held in October can now be found on this website (see Newsletters)
A Rare Find - 1930s notebook from Abbey schoolboy
A notebook containing photos, fixture lists, many newspaper cuttings, a ticket for the Scotland v England rugby match in 1939 and many precious cuttings and notes was recently discovered. The content of the notebook has been scanned and the whole notebook can be found on the website.
The notebook belonged to a Freddie Macqueen and his daughter has kindly given permission for the notebook to be made available on this website. Click on the notebook picture to go to the dedicate page.
Abbots of Fort Augustus
A list of the abbots of Fort Augustus Abbey can be found on a new page (click here)
Fr Francis Davidson OSB appointed Prior of St Benet's Hall
Fr Francis Davidson, ex Abbey Schoolboy, monk of Fort Augustus and headmaster of the school from 1972 - 85 has been appointed Prior of St Benets Hall, Oxford. St Benet's is a Permanent Private Hall of the University of Oxford. St Benets' principal historic function was to allow Catholic monks (primarily Benedictines from Ampleforth Abbey, and members of related orders) to study for secular degrees as undergraduates within Oxford University. It's 'masters' (Head of the institution) have included Fort Augustus monks;
For more information on St Benets - http://www.st-benets.ox.ac.uk/
Scottish Archives - online petition - ABBEY'S HISTORICAL RECORDS
We would be very grateful if OBs and friends could have a look at this Online Petition which will be sent to the Bishops of Scotland. It is aimed at preventing the closure of the Scottish Catholic Archives at 61 Drummond Place, Edinburgh.
The archives of the St Benedict's Abbey, Fort Augustus are stored there and these include your on personal academic records!
Click here (or on the graphic) to see the petition
Newsletter and AGM minutes
The minutes of the AGM held on 8 October 2011 at the Holiday Inn, Glasgow can be found here.
The latest OBs newsletter can be found here.
Mike Drummond RIP
This website is a tribute to Mike Drummond - one of our Old Boys (Carlekemp 1951-1956, Abbey 1956 to 1961). Mike set up the website and maintained it until his sad passing in April. Without his initiative and perseverance, many Old Boys would not be in touch today. As a man of vision, it is only right that we keep the website going. Without the right skills, this may be a challenge but we'll try. Thanks Mike for everything you did for us.
Some of our Old Boys have written books which can be seen below.
You can access purchase details and descriptions of all books on the site by using the links below:
|Rosslyn Chapel Revealed|
by John Martin Robinson
Corbie website contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Colin Bryce)