Nigel Guthrie RIP

The FAOBA has been informed of the death of Nigel Guthrie on Monday 29 August 2022.  Nigel attended Carlekemp from 1947 to 1953 and was a regular attendee of the Old Boys dinners.  Nigel enjoyed reminiscing with his fellow OBs. We pass our sympathy to his wife and family. RIP

Scottish Child Abuse Enquiry Report

On 11 August 2021, Lady Smith, Inquiry chair of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry, published her report The provision of residential care in boarding schools for children in Scotland by the Benedictine monks of Fort Augustus Abbe y between 1948 and 1991 at Carlekemp Priory School, North Berwick, and Fort Augustus Abbey School, Invernesshire The…

Stephen Orban 1974 – 2018

News has been received of the unfortunate passing of Stephen Orban, one of the OBs from the last days of the school. Stephen was at the school from around 1989 until it closed. He died on 20th September 2018 in Cleveland, USA. He was born Oct. 4th, 1974 in Naples, Italy, while his father was…

Pat Barron RIP

We sadly announce the sudden passing of Pat Barron, one of our OBs from the 50s who attended Carlekemp as well as the Abbey. Pat was a regular attender of the AGM and OB dinners. We pass on our condolences to Gill, his wife.

Fr Benedict Seed OSB RIP

The death is announced of one of our remaining monks, Father Benedict Seed OSB on Sunday 19 April in Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Fr Benedict had retired to St Joseph’s (Little Sisters of the Poor) in Robroyston, Glasgow and sadly succumbed to Covid-19. Father Benedict was an Old Boy who went into the monastery after school…

Alasdair Macdonald RIP

It is with regret that we inform OBs of the recent death of Alasdair Macdonald (Carlekemp and Fort Augustus 1954 – 66).  Alasdair lived on Jersey and was a regular attendee at the Old Boys functions in Glasgow. He was the brother of Gay Guilianotti, Ralph’s wife. RIP Alasdair

Dr David Gavine RIP

It is with great regret that we report the death of Dave Gavine (“wee Dave”) on Thursday 2 January peacefully at home in Edinburgh at the age of 82. Dave was the geography teacher from 1970 to 1979. He was also a brilliant astronomer.  After leaving Fort Augustus, he went on to achieve his PhD…