Fr Aelred Grugan RIP

It is with regret that we inform OBs of the premature passing of Fr Aelred Grugan age 67.  Fr Aelred was one of the last novices to enter the monastery and was ordained in 1981. He was a very popular monk who was involved in the school as Junior Housemaster and was the last headmaster of the school…

Christopher Dunn RIP

We are informed of the sad passing of Christopher Dunn, an OB who attended the school in the 1950s. Christopher’s funeral will take place at St Columbkille’s Catholic Church in Rutherglen on Thursday 21 June at 1pm. His body will be received into the church on Wednesday evening.

Andrew Basigara RIP

We have been informed of the very sad and very premature passing of one of our old boys – Andrew Basigara who passed away on 16 October 2016. We have only just been informed.  Andrew was in his late fifties and died of bowel cancer.  He occasionally attended the Old Boys reunions. Andrew was a fantastic…

Francis Davidson

Rev Dom Francis Davidson, OSB RIP

The Old Boys Association have been informed of the recent passing of one of our headmasters, Fr Francis Davidson. Fr Francis died at Ampleforth Abbey very peacefully on Monday 9 April. His funeral arrangements are provided.  Should any Old Boys wish to attend his funeral, they are kindly asked to contact the Abbot’s Office (jbr@ampleforth.org.uk) Funeral…

Rededication of Old Boy’s War Memorial

Old Boys will remember the war memorial which was situated at the fork in the main school drive. It would have been passed by boys countless times possibly not realising its true significance (certainly for the younger OBs). At the OB AGM in 2010, it was agreed that the memorial should be cleaned and the letters re-carved. Fr Benedict Seed re-dedicated the War Memorial on 26 May, which had been newly-restored and re-located at its original position.

Carlekemp during the First World War

Carlekemp was bought in 1945 by Fort Augustus Abbey School as a prep school. Prior to 1945, it had been a family home. The Benedictine Abbess of Holme Eden, formerly the Abbess of the Old Convent at Fort Augustus and the sister of Old Boy Lord Carmont, told her brother to ask St Benedict to find a buyer for Long Bellenden, a handsome property he owned in North Berwick in East Lothian.