A mass 60th birthday celebration is to be held this summer for former classmates at an Aberdeen school.
Linda Reid, who now lives nearly 4,400 miles away in Oklahoma, USA, came up with the idea to mark the milestone for ex-pupils of the old Bankhead Academy.
She said: “We are trying to contact all former Bankhead Academy pupils who have become or will be turning 60 years old this year.
“We started our first year at Bankhead Academy in 1969 and sixth-year students would have left in the summer of 1975.”
Linda has been searching far and wide to try to reunite as many former classmates as possible – a tough task considering many are now living overseas.
She said: “There are three of us who live in the USA, one in Canada, one in South Africa, two in the Cayman Islands and one in Australia.
“We have many living locally in the Aberdeen area and many more throughout the UK.”
Pupils from Bucksburn, Cloverfield, Stoneywood, Dyce and Newmachar primary schools all fed into Bankhead Academy then, as Dyce Academy had not yet been built.
Linda said: “We were also there when the “Beacon” extension was built, which was groundbreaking for its time as it offered open plan classrooms.”
But the school Linda and her classmates remember was gutted by fire almost five years ago.
The Bucksburn secondary school had to be demolished after suffering serious damage in the deliberate blaze.
The reunion is set to take place on Saturday, June 10, from 7pm at the Craighaar Hotel, Waterton Road, Bankhead, Aberdeen.
Alumni from 1975 looking to attend the reunion can email