Boat Club 50th Anniversary Reunion
On Saturday 4 March 2017 the Boat Club enjoyed their 60th Anniversary Reunion at Myreside. Around 30 guests attended spanning a wide range of age groups from different eras, from inception of the club to date. It became apparent during the evening how much people were enjoying themselves as the noise levels rose steadily.
Jason Foster, current Head Coach, made a short speech and mentioned that for the first time rowing is now a curriculum sport for S1 and S2 – a most welcome but overdue development. This was followed by speeches from the girls’ Captain and the boys’ Captain. Ronnie Young (Class of 1960) then told us about the formation of the Club in the 1950s and its early history.
The father of Callum McBrierty (Class of 2010) then spoke about his son who is rowing with the GB squad – without doubt our most successful Watsonian rower yet, competing and winning at world level.
Earlier in the day the crew from 1964 took to the water and survived a short outing. The event was a great success, so much so that there was talk of repeating it in five years rather than 10!
John Munro (Class of 1964)
Class of 1967 (Ladies), 50th Anniversary Reunion
On 17–19 May 2017, 40 ladies of the Class of 1967 enjoyed a three day reunion extravaganza, which included golf, afternoon tea, lunch and a tour of Watson’s, a tour of the former GWLC at George Square and a tour of the Scottish Parliament, rounded off with a private dinner at a hotel in Edinburgh. The ladies thoroughly enjoyed visiting Watson’s including an unexpected encounter with Chris Rutterford (Class of 1991) who was working with the Upper Primary pupils creating murals for the stairwells in the Upper Primary. They caught up with each other, and renewed their old friendships during the three days. To see some of the photos of their event you can visit http://gwlc1967.blogspot.co.uk.
Class of 1959 (Ladies)
On Saturday 29 April 2017, 16 ladies of the Class of 1959 met for their annual reunion at the home of Betty Geissler (née Murray). They have been meeting every year since 1969.
Session 2016/17 Reunions