Hollywood producer has Lathallan date


AMONG those who it is hoped will attend a 50th anniversary reunion at Lathallan School in April is Hollywood producer Doug Mitchell, currently working on a new ‘Mad Max’ feature in Africa.

The school’s Andrea Watt said: “Doug Mitchell has worked on films such as ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’, ‘Babe’ and ‘Happy Feet’ and is currently in Namibia shooting ‘Mad Max – Fury Road’. He hopes to travel from his home in Sydney to the reunion.”

FP Barclay Low said the anniversary will have an additional special meaning for those attending the reunion and dinner: “Our head was Raymond Burton, whose 100th birthday would have been next year, and he is quite a significant character in all of our lives.

“He and his wife Winifred, known as RB and Win, ran the school and were a tower of strength.

“They took the school to a different level in terms of engagement with parents.

“The school has educated one or two people who have gone on to great things in the worlds of sport, academia and medicine.”

Mr Low added: “Board member, Sir Moir Lockhead, is also chairman of the Scottish Rugby Union.

“Those attending can watch rugby, then we’ll have a reception and dinner in the evening at Brotherton Castle.”

If any former pupil is interested, please contact 01561 362220 or e-mail andreawatt@lathallan.org.uk