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A GROUP of old school friends from Inverbervie are appealing for any of their fellow schoolmates to get in touch prior to a school reunion which they are organising.

Ian Aitken, Robert Ritchie, James Hadden and James Carnie, who all attended Inverbervie Junior Secondary between 1957 and 1960 are holding a school reunion in the Crown Hotel at Inverbervie on November 12, and would like anyone who was at the school at the same time to come along.

Tracking down their old schoolmates has not been easy, however, as no admissions register for Bervie School can be found prior to 1963.

Mr Aitken said: “We have checked with Aberdeenshire Council’s education department, Aberdeen Archive, and of course we have checked with the school. But nobody seems to know where the records are.

“We found records for Catterline, Gourdon, St Cyrus and Abuthnott, but none for Bervie. It is like a bit of history has just disappeared.”

The group did not let this setback stop them, however, and after tracking down several class photographs, have managed to piece together around 50 names.

Mr Aitken added: “We are hoping that people will see this article and get in touch.”

Anyone who is interested in coming along to the reunion can contact organisers on (01674) 850853 or (01561) 362665.