Brechin museum goes old school

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Brechin Town House Museum is currently hosting an exhibition on the past and present of Brechin High School.

The exhibition opened on August 2, and runs until October 15 in the upstairs galleries.

Gill Tough, from the Town House Museum, explained that they were to get log books on loan from the school, which go as far back as the time when the High School was based in the Mechanics Institute.

The school later moved to a purpose built school - now Maisondieu Primary School - before the High School building was built in 1970 after the Maisondieu building was deemed too small for the school roll.

That building has now been fully demolished, following the opening of the brand new community campus in February of this year.

The exhibition features artefacts such as old school chairs and tables, along with instruments that would have been used by pupils decades ago.

Photographs also feature heavily in the exhibition, with the smaller gallery on the first floor filled with class photos from recent years, as well as more nostalgic snaps. Photos can be submitted to the museum to be scanned for inclusion in the exhibitions. The museum is open from 10am to 5pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays and admission is free.