Bill & Karen - 2009
Holyrood Palace Garden Party, Edinburgh

Bill was born at the Turner Memorial Hospital in Keith, 1953, when Roger & Lizzie were in North Bogbain farm just to the west of Keith, and the family were on the move to Tarland soon after. Memories of visits to Montgrew farm later in the following years are few and faded. Both farms were out of McKay hands by the late 1950s.

Karen (née Lynch) was born in East Glasgow in Denistoun, Melbourne Street. That building no longer exists but it was as close to the heart of Old Glasow as anyone could wish for, which makes her an original 'Eastender'. They met when Bill was working in the IT Department at Glasgow's Queen's College (now subsumed under The Caledonian University).


Elgin McKays

In fact 'Dimple' McKenzie, Dad's sister & wife to Elgin businessman Alec McKenzie, lived in Elgin for many years prior to our move to Elgin in 1966

School Photograph Forres 1966


Forres Academy 1966
Back Row, from the left: Brian Geddes, Frank Allan, Richard Madison, Robert Cameron**
2nd Row from Back, from the left: John Mackintosh, Mike Taylor, Billy McKay, Chris Muir, Billy McLellan, Robert Anderson
2nd Row from Front, from the left: Stuart Collins, Jacqueline Sewell, Audrey Lobb, TBC, TBC, Jim Cruickshank, Murray Gibson
Front Row , from the left: TBC, TBC, Jan Webster, TBC, Sheena Goodfellow, Jean Kemp, Laura Davies, Barbara Lyons, TBC

8th January 2012: Thanks to John Mackintosh for an update on some of the names of the above. There are still a few to be remembered - if you were one of them I'd love to hear from you.
30th September 2017: Thanks to Chris Muir for another update on some of the names of the above (sorry for the huge delay in making this update, Chris).

** Rob Cameron sadly died, I believe, in his twenties as a result of a motorbike accident at Hamilton near Glasgow where he had become a schoolteacher.

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