John Airs OB RIP

Notification has come in regarding the passing of John Airs, born 1941 and an OB from the 1950s, and an actor who graced the stage at the Abbey and at Edinburgh university and went on to become a teacher who passed away aged 81. We pass our sympathy to his family. Johh has an obituary…

Jimmy Dolan OB RIP

We have been notified of the sad news that Jimmy Dolan passed away on 11 March. He was born in Glasgow where his grandfather had been Lord Provost. He worked for BEA, before emigrating to Australia where he worked for QUANTAS. He was at Fort in the 1950’s.. We pass our sympathy to his family.…

Des Martin OB RIP

Dr John van Bavel has kindly notified us of the sad news of the passing of his fellow OB and friend Des Martin; Des attended Carlekemp and Fort Augustus leaving in 1960.  He was more academic than sporting. He continued a line of school captains who went on to study Medicine at Glasgow University  (Des…

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…

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