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History

The present Strathdon School was officially opened on Wednesday 20th December 1905. There was a school prior to that and as far as our records show the first Head Teacher was John Brebner Innes from 1873 – 1912. In 1958 the General purposes room, toilets and staffroom were adapted and added as was an electrical heating system.

The school celebrated its Centenary in 2005.

Head Teachers of Strathdon School
1873 - 1912........................Mr J B Innes
1912 - 1922........................Mr J W McAllan
1922 - 1922........................Mr King (interim post)
1922 - 1925........................Mr Barron
1925 - 1938........................Mr Sandison
1938 - 1947........................Mr J M Duthie
1947 - 1961........................Mr J Duncan
1961 - 1961........................Mrs A G Raitt (interim post)
1961 - 1963........................Mr I Young
1963 - 1969........................Mr J Dick
1969 - 1990........................Mrs L Alexander
1990 - 1992........................Mrs S Falconer
1992 - Present...................Ms L Field

Information supplied by Regional Archive Dept., Aberdeen

Our School logo shows a picture of Poldhullie Bridge which is built across the River Don in close proximity to school. The bridge is a 70 foot, single span bridge that was built in 1715 by John Forbes of Inverernan. The keystone is 25 feet above water level. The word ‘Poldhullie’ comes from the Gaelic and is reputed to be a place of  enchantment.

Strathdon School prior to the 1958 extension

An extract from the school log book March-April 1897.

John Brebner Innes the first Head Teacher of Strathdon School.

Strathdon School