The Old Grammarians Club was founded on the principles of fostering communication between former pupils of Paisley Grammar School. If you are organising a reunion, the club extended its members communications network to assist you in connecting with friends. The club would also like to hear about any reunions to share news with its members.
The Annual Gala Ball is a great chance for Old Grammarians of all year groups to arrange a reunion. Enjoy a three-course meal, ceilidh dancing, music and a chance to reconnect with Old Grammarian regulars.
Class of 1995
On the 26th of September, the class of 1995 had a grand reunion in the Ralston Golf Club, The event was well attended and enjoyed by all. Thanks to Liz Smith for sending over information about the reunion and we would love to hear from more of you who are catching up.
I was delighted to attend the second reunion of the “Class of 1995” at Ralston Golf Club last September. Despite the holiday weekend about two dozen alumni enjoyed another ‘get together’. We had also met in Glasgow in 1990 when Rector Hugh Nisbet was a welcome guest. Thanks are due especially to Hazel Dobie (Sim) and Liz Smith (Kane). Here are thoughts from some of those attending: “Back in 1995 I hated the thought of leaving school, and losing Touch with the pupils and staff of PGS. I had no idea what life had in store for me, and the thought of leaving the safe, secure environment of PGS terrified me! Time moved on, and before I knew it we’d reached 2010, and I was feeling nostalgic for my time at the Grammar. I determined that a reunion would be a great chance to catch up with some long-lost friends and teachers. Together Liz Kane and I worked through the powers of social media, phone calls and good old-fashioned knocking on doors, and got a group of around 30 to meet up for drinks at Metropolitan in Glasgow. It was a great chance to meet old friends and make new ones. I recently got married and was able to share my Big Day with some of my Grammarian friends who would not have been there having it not been for our Reunions of 2010 and 2015. Facebook is easy, but face-to-face chat is priceless! Hazel Sim”
“I still live and work locally, but with the demands of a busy job and young family, catching up with friends can prove challenging. Although social media has its place, there is nothing like getting together in person. The PGS reunion does just that – a chance to reconnect with old friends, or just time to catch up with those you’ve never left! Liz Smith and Hazel Dobie have delivered two reunions for the Class of 1995..both of which have been relaxed, informal and full of laughs. Here’s to the next time! Shona Bird”
“Living in Sydney, couldn’t get much further away, but still closely linked with classmates from PGS. Working as Head of HR in professional services is a dream job, and I enjoy juggling this as well as two little kids, Rhys (6) and Brooke (4). Couldn’t get a trip home to coincide with the reunion, but sent a video message to play on the reunion night so well organised by Liz Smith and Hazel Dobie! Kirsty Allison”
Other attendees included David Vennard (Head Boy), a senior member of the Fire Service, and leading lawyer Christopher McLauchlan. Colin Macfarlane, Chair of Stonewall, Scotland sent a video message from a holiday abroad. If you would like more information, please contact Ross Brisco – Members Secretary Email.