Former Pupils

LEFT SCHOOL 1990-1999
[Surnames N - Z]
Former Pupils
Homepage

Were you a former pupil of Ardrossan Academy? Why not submit your own details here?

Cristina Napier, maiden name 'Taboga', is trying to trace Jennifer Bowie who left Ardrossan Academy around 1989. She had an older sister named Elizabeth. If anyone has any information, please email Cristina at: cristina.napier04@gmail.com
Nisbet, Karen
karennisbet50@hotmail.com

Left school in 1990.

Karen attended North Glasgow College of Nursing and Midwifery.
O'Hare, Allan
allan_su@yahoo.com

Left school in 1995.

Allan lives in the Irvine Valley with his wife and daughter. He works for Network Rail, NDT/URFDO planning.
At weekends he also advises on new lighting installations at various nightclubs around Scotland, holding a resident LD position at Room at the Top (Bathgate).
O'Neill, Hazel

Left school in 1990.

Hazel obtained an HNC Travel at James Watt College. She is looking forward to a new challenge after working in care homes and hospitals since 1991. She is seperated and has a 12 year old son. She enjoys music, socialising and anything else that does not involve watching soaps! She currently lives in Largs and would love to hear from anyone who remembers her.
Padden, Vicky
vickyp1983@hotmail.com

Left school in 1999.

After leaving Ardrossan Academy, Vicky started at 'Going Places' where she obtained an NVQ in travel services. She stayed wih Going Places for one year then moved to London to work as an Air Stewardess with Ryanair, based at Stansted. After about a year, she moved back to Saltcoats and went back to Going Places as assistant manager in their Ayr branch. She was then offered a job as customer services manager for Thomas Cook in Hertford so she returned to England again where she had a baby girl, Rebekkah, born on the 20th of December 2005. She then moved back home and worked for Barrhead travel in Glasgow, then Saltcoats. She has recently moved to another local independent travel agents. She is with a "wonderful guy" called Charlie - they are "so happy together". To anyone who remembers Vicky, she says "Hi" and hopes "you are all doing well".
Park, Gavin

Left school in 1997.

Gavin left the Ardrossan area in 1997 and is now living in the north east of England, working for mobile phone company Orange. He lives with his girlfriend. Their first baby is due in February 2003.
Park, Stephen
StephenPark@freewheeling.fsnet.co.uk

Left school in 1993.

Stephen obtained a 2:1 honours degree in Marketing at the University of Paisley. He now works full time as features writer and motoring correspondent for the Ayrshire Weekly Press Group and is a member of the Association of Scottish Motoring Writers. His interests are still cars, cars and more cars! Stephen also works as a retained fire fighter based at Ardrossan.
Parker, Craig

Left school in 1997.

Craig is doing a BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Strathclyde University. He enjoy Physics, Chemistry, playing golf and football.
Paterson, Lorna

Left school in 1991.

Lorna moved from Ardrossan to Aberdeen in 1991. She worked with an oil company for two years and is now studying for an honours degree in primary school teaching at the University of Aberdeen.. She enjoys speaking languages, swimming, playing the bagpipes and travelling near and far.
Paterson, Victoria

Left school in 1999.

Victoria obtained an HNC in Child Care and Education at James Watt College. She is currently working with Thomsons Travel Company. She went to Crete for 4 months working as a childrens' representative. She is off to Cyprus in the summer of 2003 for 6 months. She would be happy to hear from old school pals!
Paton, Adam
adampaton2@hotmail.com

Left school in 1996.

Adam joined the army when he left school. He then joined the RAF in 1998 and is now serving in Germany for N.A.T.O.
Pearson, Jake

Left school in 1995.

Jake obtained a 2:1 BSc in Medical Sciences at the University of Aberdeen and is currently studying medicine. He will graduate in medicine in 2001. Jake's pastimes include golf, hillwalking and skiing.
Penman, Alistair
ali@boxmedia.co.uk

Left school in 1993.

Alistair obtained a BSc (Hons) in Multimedia Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University. He lives in Glasgow and runs his own web design company called Boxmedia http://www.boxmedia.co.uk He enjoys 'chilling out' on his days off and still enjoy socialising 'doon the pub' with friends!! Anyone who remembers him should feel free to get in touch.
Penman, Anna

Left school in 1997.

Anna is studying for a BA (Hons) Politics and Sociology at the University of Strathclyde. She lives in Kinning Park, Glasgow and her interests include pubbing and clubbing in sunny(?) Glasgow.
Pettigrew, Alan
WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS SUPPLIED

Left school in 1995.

Alan has recently completed three years at Paisley University studying for a BSc in Electronic Systems and is now undertaking an MSc in I.T. His interests include weight training and keeping fit. He hopes to travel and see the world once he has finished his studies.
Pickering, Jon

Left school in 1992.

Jon obtained a BA Hons in Public Administration and Management at Glasgow Caledonian University and an MSc in Rural and Regional Resources Planning at the University of Aberdeen. He is currently working for Glasgow University as a Researcher/Lecturer. In his spare time he lives the life of a preposterously handsome, yet modest, international playboy.
Plunkett, Rachel

rachel_joanne@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 1995.

Rachel obtained a BA in Childhood Studies/ PGDE (Primary) at the University of Paisley.

She is still living in Saltcoats and currently working as a Supply Teacher across schools in Ayrshire. She sends a "Big Hello" to all from school and keep in touch!!
Pollock, Emma

Left school in 1997.

Emma is studying Immunology/pharmacology at the University of Strathclyde.
Proven, Simon
simon.proven@ntlworld.com

Left school in 1990.

Simon obtained a BEng (Hons) Computer and Electronic Systems at the University of Strathclyde. He lives in Cambridge working for a company specialising in Wireless & Multimedia design services as a software engineer, however he's facing redundancy, so job offers are welcome! He is unmarried, but is seeing Louisa, who lives in London. Simon specialises in avoiding death whilst cycling on Cambridge roads, and has recently discovered gardening (organically of course) with a big crop of potatoes at the time of writing.
Rainey, Sarah

Left school in 1999.

Sarah is studying Politics and Human Resource Management at the University of Strathclyde. Sarah says "I can't wait until I can stop all this studying and get some of the benefits everyone told us you got from sticking in at school!!- like earning lots of money would be a start!!"
Ramsay, Scott
scott_eevil@hotmail.com

Left school in 1990.

After leaving school Scott worked for a year at Safeway in Saltcoats. Since 1991 he has worked in the Sangeet Indian Restaurant in Ardrossan where he has been trained as a chef. He enjoyed his time at Ardrossan Academy and misses all his friends, especially those who were part of the wind band. Music was his favourite subject and is still his life. He is still mad about Eurovision 'so let the slagging commence'.
Reid, Dionne

Left school in 1998.

Since leaving school, Dionne has been working for North Ayrshire Council as a Clerical Assistant and is currently working in the Social Services Department. She will soon be Mrs Dunlop when she gets married in March 2005.
Rennie, Thomas

Left school in 1995.

After leaving school Thomas joined the army where he is now a corporal with the 1st Battalion the Black Watch. He has served in Bosnia, Kosova, Canada, Sierra leone and Croatia. He also took part in the liberation of Iraq in 2003. In 2004 he was back in Iraq on yet another tour of duty. He is still a great rugby fan and is still playing with the army and his own regiment. He got engaged at Christmas 2003 to another former pupil, Kate McLeod. They are getting married on 25 Febuary 2005.
Reid, Malcolm

Left school in 1993.

Malcolm obtained a BSc in Mathematics at the University of Strathclyde. He is currently living in Tooting, SW London working for Cap Gemini, an IT consultancy firm. He is still mad for the football, playing every week and also going along to most London football matches. He is still single and having a laugh down in London as always!
Reid, John

Left school in 1998.

John is currently staying in Paisley with his girlfriend Dianne. He works with Barclays Stockbrokers and is in charge of a team of nine. His pastimes are going to Ibrox on every home game, socialising and spending time with his son Lewis.
Revel, Marc

Left school in 1996.

Marc is studying Biomedical Sciences at James Watt college.
Richardson, Lorna
lorna.young1980@hotmail.com

Left school in 1998.

Married name: Lorna Young

Lorna worked as a Personal Assistant at the GSPC in Glasgow but moved to Liverpool in 2004 and is now working as a Lettings Assistant in an Estate Agents.
She got married in May 2005 to her husband Dean. They are hoping to move back to Scotland one day soon.
Riddell, Vicky
vicky_riddell@hotmail.com

Left school in 1997.

Vicky obtained a degree in Politics and Scottish Studies at the University of Strathclyde. After leaving university in June 2000, Vicky travelled round the United States. She is currently doing an internship at ITN's Washington Bureau, and would love to hear from anyone who remembers her from school. She wil return to Glasgow in December 2000, when she intends to resume drinking irn-bru and alcopops in the Merchant City.
Riddet, Hazel

Left school in 1999.

Hazel has been working for the Clydesdale bank since she left school.
Robertson, Diana
dianarob@westnet.com.au

Left school in 1998.

Diana obtained a BSc (Hons) in Podiatry at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh. She is now a permanent resident in Australia - she could never leave the endless sunshine! She is working as a Podiatrist in Sydney. If any of her old friends are ever in the area, email her !
Robertson, Euan
WRONG EMAIL ADDRESS SUPPLIED

Left school in 1997.

Euan is studying for a BSc (Hons) in Speech and Language Therapy at Queen Margaret University College Edinburgh. He is currently working as a bar superviser in the students union and therefore feels the need to test out the selection of beverages behind the bar from time to time. Of course, Euan misses school!
Robertson, Sharon
shazzacool@hotmail.com

Left school in 1994.

Married name: Sharon Smith

After leaving school, Sharon got a job in Ardrossan Printing Company and is still there. She got married in September 2001 and has two children. She did not go to college or university but has several qualifications in Business Administration. Her hobbies include swimming, reading and having a good night out! She would love to hear from anyone who remembers her.
Robertson, Trina
treener33@hotmail.com

Left school in 1991.

Trina obtained a BA in Marketing at the University of Strathclyde but she does not recommend it. She emigrated to Canada in 1998 and is still there, loving life with her handsome, rich, funny husband and their darling son. She is working as a freelance food stylist and private chef.
Robinson, Lorna
lornarobi@hotmail.com

Left school in 1999.

After completing an HND in Social Sciences at James Watt college, Lorna starts her second year at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002. She is looking forward to seeing loads of her old school chums around the campus. Her life has been 'pretty quiet of late, just the usual working and drinking!!!' She hopes that everyone is still having fun and would love to hear from all those she has lost touch with.
Roseweir, Iain

Left school in 1997.

Iain began work as an IT Support Engineer with Hunterston Power Station. He then completed a collage NC in Computing at Reid Kerr College and went to work for Arnold Clark in Paisley. He completed an HNC and HND in Computer Support at James Watt College and went to work at his Dad's company, Wilson Sporting Goods. He then completed a degree in Computer Support and Maintenance went on to open his own company in Paisley: Iain Roseweir T/A Computers@ISR T/A PaisleyComputers . This was not a success, however, and Iain next went to work for Upfront Security where he met Deby - they are getting married in August 2004. Iain is now working for a computer company in Glasgow selling, repairing and upgrading all computers and will soon be moving back to Ayrshire.
Ross, Andrew

Left school in 1995.

Andrew obtained a BSc in Building Engineering & Management at Glasgow Caledonian University in 1999. He is currently working for Fitzsimons, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor & Project Management Consultancy, as a Graduate Project Manager. He recently got engaged to Jeanie Hand.
Russell, Ada
adamiller1972@gmail.com

Left school in 1996.

Married name: Ada Miller
Ada worked in Flower Bank nursery for three years. She got married in 2011. She has not worked much due to disability. Ada is looking for people that were at school with her.
Savarrio, Lynn
lynnsavarrio@hotmail.com

Left school in 1991.

Lynn attended Glasgow Caledonian University from 1994 to 1998 and the University of Strathclyde from 2005 to 2008.
She obtained the degrees of BSc Podiatry and BSc Adult Nursing.
She is working at a hospital in Glasgow as a registered nurse and is enjoying it as it is her first post since qualifying in February 2008. Lynn is married and lives in Hamilton in Lanarkshire. She has a wonderful husband and beautiful black lab called Poppy Lubo. She loves going on holiday to sunny climes and following her "beloved Celtic FC" every home game.
Scott, Gillian

Left school in 1991.

Gillian worked for BT for four years before deciding that she needed a more fulfilling career path. She has completed an HND in Information and Media Technology at Glasgow College of Building and Printing. She has accepted a third year entry place at Paisley University to do a BSc in Internet Technologies. Gillian works, part time, for a yacht charter company in Ardrossan Marina. She combines studying with being a mum to Jacob (born May 99). Her hobbies are cycling, yoga and sailing. She also plans to learn the saxophone one day.
Scott, Thomas

Left school in 1998.

Thomas obtained an HNC in Social Sciences at James Watt College.
He starts university in September 2012.

He is getting married in 2013. He still loves the famous Glasgow Rangers.
Sharp, Eleanor
eleanor-watson@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 1993.

Married name: Eleanor Watson.

Eleanor is working in Glasgow for BDO Stoy Hayward, Chartered Accountants. In her spare time she is co-ordinator of the North Ayrshire branch of Cats Protection and is currently a member of the council for Cats Protection nationally. She lives in Prestwick with her husband and 3 cats. When not doing charity work, she enjoys cooking and reading.
Sives, Ian

Left school in 1996.

Ian studied at James Watt College then worked at Hunterston 'A' power station as a Health Physics Monitor. He now lives in Grenoble in the south of France where he works at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facillity as a Radiation Protection Technician. In his spare time he enjoys travelling around the world and trying to speak languages other than French and English.
Sives, Joanne

Left school in 1999.

Joanne is studying for an HND in Administration & Information Management at Ayr College. She 'can't wait to earn some money' and would like to hear from anyone who was in her year.
Sloss, Callum
callumsloss@gmail.com

Left school in 1994.

Callum graduated on 6 July 1998 with an Honours degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Strathclyde. He completed a PhD in Biochemistry in 2003 also from the University of Strathclyde. He now lives in Boston, Massachusetts with his wife Sharon and son Charlie and is doing cancer research at Harvard.
Sloss, Stephen

Left school in 1991.

Stephen obtained a 2:2 Pure and Applied Chemistry and PGDip Information Technology at the University of Strathclyde. He now works for IBM Global Services where he is currently developing a marketing and sales tool that will run on the IBM WorkPad (PalmPilot device). His main interests are wind surfing, canoeing and golf.
Smith, James
james73.smith@mypostoffice.co.uk

Left school in 1992.

On leaving school, James started his apprenticeship as a Thermal Insulation Engineer at Hunterston. He spent two years at Cardonald College as part of his job training. In 1996 he moved to Cumbria where he now lives with his partner. They have two children, a boy and a girl. In 2004 he was back working on the Clyde but he gets 'itchy feet' so who knows what is round the corner?
Smith, Kirsten
Kirsten.smith@memex.com

Left school in 1992.

Kirsten obtained a BA (Hons) in Applied Social Studies and a PgDip in Business Information Technology Systems at the University of Paisley. She is currently employed, as a Quality Manager, by Memex Technology, based in East Kilbride. Her hobbies include reading, travelling, attending the gym, socialising and wine tasting (and yes, that is an excuse for a drink :) ). She is currently living in the South Side of Glasgow. She is kept busy with 4 nephews and niece.
Smith, Stephen
Steviesmith81@yahoo.com

Left school in 1999.

Stephen is studying Business Studies at Glasgow Caledonian University. During 2001-02 he is on a placement year working on Information Systems for ScottishPower in Glasgow.
Smith, William

Left school in 1997.

William is a postman. His hobbies include football, football and football !
Sneddon, Barry

barry4082@hotmail.com

Left school in 1998.

Barry joined the First Battalion The Royal Highland Fusiliers in January 1999 and and served 9 years in the British army in Bosnia, Northern Ireland and Iraq. Once he left the army, he worked in Afghanistan for the Foriegn and Commonwealth Office looking after British diplomats and members of parliament on their visits to Afghanistan, and the permanent officials in Afghanistan . He currently works in Iraq looking after weapons, ammunition and logistical supplies for a British security company. He says "I wouldn't change my life for one minute because I've learned more life experiences and been in more difficult situations than the majority of people on this site and I enjoy my work".
Southern, Rachel
rachelsouthern@hotmail.com

Left school in 1996.

Rachel graduated from Glasgow University in June 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Microbiology. She finished a PGCE course at the University of Paisley in June 2001 and is now teaching in a primary school in the east end of Glasgow - she loves it !
Steele, David

Left school in 1992.

David currently works for Trinity Mirror Newspapers. He likes to read, swim, walk, socalise and meet people.
Stevenson, Graham

graham@newplanet.me.uk

Left school in 1990.

Graham worked in the banking profession for seven years before going to university to study marketing. He obtained a BA (Hons) in Marketing at the University of Paisley. Since graduating, Graham has worked in various marketing roles, including agency management and major sporting event sponsorships. He married in 2014 and is currently living in Manchester, as Group Marketing Manager for a technology business.
Stewart, Julie

julesnpaulie@googlemail.com

Left school in 1995.

Julie obtained a BA (Hons) in Behavioural Science (Psychology), Forensic Psychology and a Diploma in Forensic Medical Science at the Universities of St. Andrew's, Paisley and Glasgow. She is a Senior Day Centre officer, supporting adults with learning difficulties and heading up a team of dedicated staff. When Julie is not working, she will be found at the yard either teaching children to ride or with her beloved horses. She spends most of her free time competing and riding for fun. She is happily attached to Paul. They are now the proud parents of a beautiful little girl called Sophie.
Storrie, Ryan

ryanastorrie@blueyonder.co.uk

Left school in 1997.

In 1998 Ryan obtained an HND in 'Print Sales and Marketing' at Glasgow College of Building and Printing. He has been employed as a Recruitment Consultant in 2000 and as a Business Development Manager for Orion Engineering Services. He stays in Motherwell with his wife Hilary and their son Aaron (born in 2006). He is still an avid supporter of Glasgow Rangers.
Strachan, Iain

Left school in 1995.

Iain obtained a Bsc in Multimedia Technology at Glasgow Caledonian University. He also has an HNC and an HND. He is currently working in Renfrew for a company called Foxteq. He is a member of the Production Management Control Department. He has 'a nice wee flat in Gourock with an amazing view of the Argyle Hills and the Clyde'. He moved there to be with his girlfriend in 2000.
Strachan, Leanne
leanne_strachan@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 1998.

Leanne obtained an HND in Administration & Information Management. She has been accepted by Paisley University for Business Administration and is 'looking forward to the challenge'. She would like to say 'hi to all her old teachers' and 'she misses them all'.
Sweetland, Neil
neilsweetland@hotmail.com

Left school in 1992.

Neil obtained an HND in Computer Applications at Reid Kerr College. Neil has also recently obtained a Microsoft Certified Professional qualification. He now works for HP within GE Caledonian, near Prestwick airport. He plays amateur football for Ardrossan Thistle! and he plays bass guitar in a band called "SUPER8". The band supported Tony Butler (Big Country) on the Scottish leg of his UK solo tour in August and September 2001.
Tate, David

Left school in 1993.

David obtained a Bsc in Land Economics at the University of Paisley. He qualified as a chartered surveyor in 1999. At the moment (2002) he is travelling the world and currently working in the property department of Auckland council in New Zealand. He would be pleased to hear from any old school mates.
Taylor, Morven
Morven369@aol.com

Left school in 1992.

Married name: Morven Duncan

Morven obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery at the University of Liverpool.
After working in practice for a year on the Wirral she went to work in Community NHS dentistry in Liverpool. She specialises in treating nervous patients, especially children and patients with special needs. After living in Liverpool for almost 9 years she has recently bought her first house in the sunny(!) town of St Helens, Merseyside. Her pastimes include pubs, cinema, restaurants, having fun and generally not taking life too seriously. She would love to hear from any of 'the old gang'.
Thomson, Craig

Left school in 1994.

Craig obtained a BSc (Hons) in Civil Engineering at Napier University. He is now working for Kennedy Utility Management as a Project Engineer, based in Manchester, currently on location in Altdorf, Switzerland.
Thomson, Lesley

lesleycampbell3@sky.com

Left school in 1990.

Married name: Lesley Campbell

Lesley obtained a BSc in Nursing (Adult) at the University of the West of Scotland.
She is now "slaving away" as a Staff Nurse at Crosshouse Hospital. She is married with two teenage kids and still lives in Saltcoats.
Thorburn, Fiona
glitterbaby78@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 1996.

Married name: Fiona Brockway

Fiona had a little girl in 1997 then did a 'Missionary Skills' course at YWAM. This involved an outreach to Spain and Morocco for 6 weeks in 1998. She moved to Prestwick for a year and obtained an NC in 'Art and Design' at Ayr College in 2000.
She then moved to Cardiff where she worked in a church but decided that the faith was not for her and gave it up. She worked in B&Q in Cardiff for a few years, where she met a guy and got married in 2001. They had a little boy in 2002. She worked at 118118 progressing to the Quality and Training department. In 2004 she started at Cardiff Council as a visiting officer for housing benefit and fraud. She left Cardiff last May and is now "happily" separated from her husband and lives in West Kilbride with the children. She is not currently working but considering voluntary work and working on some art and writing projects from home.
Todd, Claire
claire_sammy@yahoo.com

Left school in 1997.

Married name: Claire Campbell

Claire obtained a GSVQ in Health Care Level 3 and an HNC in Health Care at Ayr College.
She got married, on 20 July 2002, to Sammy. She is working as a carer in a residential home for the elderly. She still likes going to the pub with Caireen Henry.
Todd, Katy

Left school in 1997.

Katy is taking a four year honours BSc course in psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Tolson, Diane

h_golightly@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 1999.

Diane obtained HNCs in Arts and Crafts, Portfolio Art, Journalism/Professional Writing and an HND Creative Writing at Reid Kerr College. She has worked as a barmaid, waitress and journalist. She is currently PA to a business man.
From school, she is still best friends with 'Neesy' (Denise Findlay) and 'Jac' (Jacalyn Brown). She does not know how she got away with attending Registration ONCE in the whole of Fifth and Sixth Year ! Diane lives in Glasgow. Anyone who remembers her is welcome to email her or find her on Facebook etc.
Tolson, Julie
juiceejules28@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 1996.

Julie studied for a BA in Tourism at the University of Paisley but only stayed for a year. She became a rep for Cosmos Holidays in 2000.
Train, Robert
robtrain@hotmail.com

Left school in 1999.

Robert is studying for an HND in Website Development at James Watt College. His pastimes include going to the gym to work of all those calories put on by drinking and eating those ever so tasty post drinking snacks kebabs. Other than that, he just relaxes with his friends or usually can be found cycling around the three towns. Apart from that, his time will most likely be devoted to his college course.
Tudhope, Alana
mini.furry.lover@gmail.com

Left school in 1999.

Alana is now divorced and living with her new partner in Aldershot, Hampshire. She would love to hear from anyone she went to school with.
Tully, Naomi
naomi.mck@tesco.net

Left school in 1999.

Married name: Naomi McKinlay

Naomi obtained a VTCT Make-up Artiste Diploma and an NC Hairdressing at James Watt College, Greenock. Since college, she has worked in care for a short time. She got married in 2002 and has two great kids, Katelyn and Matthew. Her husband is a self-employed musician. She lived in Stratford-upon-Avon for three years where her husband went to music school. They have recently moved back to Irvine. She hopes to study to become a nurse but is "enjoying being a mummy at the moment". She enjoys doing backing vocals for 'hubby', church and spending time with family and friends.
Turner, David
saltcoats77@hotmail.com

Left school in 1994.

David obtained a BSc (Hons) in Psychology at Glasgow Caledonian University. He also gained an MSc in Occupational Psychology from the University of Surrey. He is currently a Human Factors Consultant for Atkins, based in London. He is a Christian which means he is involved in a lot of Church Work, including helping out at the church youth club and helping out on a community based project. He still has a strong interest in music - more listening than performing these days. He also tries to keep fit by doing a lot of running and walking. He would love to hear from anyone who remembers him. He is still in touch with Derek MacDonald and Andy MacGowan from his year.
Varney, Jamie

Left school in 1995.

Jamie graduated from the University of Dundee with an Honours degree in law 2:1. He then graduated with a Masters degree (LL.M) in comparative law and legal theory from the Katholieke Universiteit in Brussels. He obtained his Diploma in Legal Practice from the Glasgow Graduate School of Law and is now working for MacRoberts Solicitors in Glasgow . His hobbies are travelling and languages. He speaks Dutch and French fluently.
Vint, Gareth

Left school in 1998.

Gareth graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) Optometry from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2002. He is now working as an optometrist in Glasgow. His pastimes involve golf, skiing and snowboarding.
Vogwell, Gary

Left school in 1993.

Gary obtained a B.Sc (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences and a PgDip in Information Technology at the University of Paisley. He is currently working as an I.T. consultant for MyTravel PLC based at Direct Holidays in Glasgow. He lives quietly in Ardrossan with his girlfriend and is still playing golf at West Kilbride.
Walker, Pamela

Left school in 1996.

Pamela received an HNC in Leisure & Tourism at Kilmarnock College. She works as a sales assistant in Semi-Chem. One day she hopes to have her own designer shop. She still 'hits the pubs' for fun and goes to watch her brother Paul (former pupil) who plays for Greenock Morton. Pamela would like to say "Hi" to anyone who knows her and hopefully hear from them soon. She sends an especially big "Hi" to Mr Carr.
Walker, Scott

Left school in 1992.

Scott obtained a BA in Town Planning at Strathclyde University.
He never took town planning any further, deeming that "they are all okay without him".

Scott has taken a circuitous route through life doing many things but now lives in the Dales of North Yorkshire and works as a quantity surveyor in the water utilities sector. Scott is happily married with two children, Ben and Tommy. When not babysitting he still likes to go mountain biking and listens to music but does not DJ any more - he will take that up again when about 50.
Walker, Stuart
stuwalk@hotmail.com

Left school in 1997.

Since leaving Ardrossan Academy, Stuart eventually decided that a life on the ocean wave was for him and became a deck officer in the British Merchant Navy. 9 years later he had visited all of the worlds continents (expect Antarctica) and qualified as Captain. Work has since brought him ashore. While still working for ExxonMobil, he is based in Surrey and lives in London. He married in the summer of 2009. He enjoys being able to spend time at home and playing a bit of football now. Life is good and, although he misses Scotland and Iron Brew, he still keeps in touch with a few of the guys from his school days.
Weir, Graeme
graeme.weir@lycos.co.uk

Left school in 1993.

Graeme graduated with an MBCHB at the University of Edinburgh in 1998. After working in Edinburgh for two years he moved to Glasgow where he is currently working in Glasgow's Western Infirmary pursuing a career in cardiac surgery. He lives in the west end of Glasgow with his girlfriend. When he is not working, you can find him either out on the town, snowboarding or playing squash. He would really like to hear from any old school friends and see what they are up to now.
Whannel, Julie

Left school in 1998.

Julie left Ardrossan Academy to go to Largs Academy in 1998 and left Largs Academy in 2000. She is now studying for a B.Sc (Hons) in Nursing at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. Her pastimes include drinking, lots and lots of Morgans Spice and Blackcurrant, and 70p drinks in the union.
White, Laura

Left school in 1993.

Married name: Laura Diamond

Laura obtained an HND in Beauty Therapy at Coatbridge Technical College. After studying at college, she took on the role of manageress at a local salon in Saltcoats. She then met Craig Diamond (former pupil) and moved to Bristol to be with him. She got a job as an area sales manager with a pharmaceutical company based in London. She then went to Germany for six months and married Craig. She is now based in Henley-on-Thames. She is a regional manager in charge of sales for the whole southwest for the same company and a happily married woman.
Whiteford, Andrew
awhiteford@zoom.co.uk

Left school in 1999.

Andrew is working in the south of England at St. Elizabeth's School for children with epilepsy and complex learning needs.
Whittaker, Duncan

Left school in 1997.

Duncan graduated with an MEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh in 2002. He will shortly be starting work as an engineer with British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) at Sellafield. He is a member of West Kilbride golf club.
Wilson, Alan
AlanFaeSaltcoats@hotmail.com

Left school in 1995.

Alan is studying Computing Science at the University of Greenwich. He likes reading books, writing poetry and ballet (yeah sure!) He also likes beer, women and clubbing. He is a computer geek.
Wilson, Cheryl

cheryl084@hotmail.co.uk

Left school in 1997.

Married name: Cheryl Newall

Cheryl is studying for an HNC in Social care at James Watt College.
She wishes she had "stuck in better at school" but is "making up for it now".
She does lots of voluntary work in the community and spends time with her husband and two boys.
Wilson, David

Left school in 1997.

He is currently studying Chemical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde. David thinks he is 'a fascinating boy of incredible mental aptitude'.
Woods, Gordon
gwoods9090@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 1996.

Gordon joined the Parachute Regiment then, after 7 years of service, thought it was time for a change and put himself through a bodyguard course which led him to where he is today - working in Iraq where he has been since 2004. He married Michelle in 2006 and they are looking forward to the birth of their first child.
Young, David T
davy_young@hotmail.com

Left school in 1999.

David obtained a BA Psychology at the University of Paisley and is now studying at the University of Glasgow for a BD (Min) within the Faculty of Divinity. His pastimes are hill-walking, skiing, mountaineering and having fun at the local!
Young, Chris
big_cy78@yahoo.co.uk

Left school in 1996.

Chris obtained a BSc (Hons) in Actuarial Mathematics & Statistics at Heriot Watt University. He lives in Edinburgh, working for an actuarial consultancy firm, training to be an actuary. He is trying to avoid further facial disfigurements whilst enjoying Edinburgh's nightlife. His favourite pastime is going off to odd places eg Latvia to watch Scotland play football.
Young, Colin

Left school in 1991.

Colin obtained a BA (Hons) in Accountancy at Glasgow Caledonian University. He then worked in the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar, settling, after a few years, in Glasgow. What followed were the best years. He attended most rock/metal gigs and lots of alcohol was consumed. People shouldn't judge this without understanding that life as an accountant is not exciting and some stress relief is quite important. He moved to England for a short time but has now returned home to the West of Scotland where he finally met "his perfect match". He is now married. He is currently a freelance writer, and day trades the FX markets, both of which are remarkably more interesting than life as an accountant!
Young, Steve (Jolly)

Left school in 1995.

Steve received a degree in computing at Robert Gordon University. His hobbies are drinking, drinking and drinking! He also loves going out with his friends and having a great time so, if you know him, send him an email.