Category:People educated at Perth Academy
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The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 39 pages are in this category, out of 39 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Perth Academy – Perth Academy is a state comprehensive secondary school in Perth, Scotland. The institution is a non-denominational one, the school occupies ground on the side of a hill in the Viewlands area of Perth, and is within the Perth and Kinross Council area. The first Rector of the school was the Honourable John Murray, at time it was considered a purely honourable title. By April 1762 accommodation was first provided for the school, in the form of a building which occupied the site of the current city hall. At this time education in Perth was provided by a variety of smaller institutions each specialising in a particular field, by the 1800s it was felt that the disparate nature of these, often cramped, buildings was detrimental to the efficiency and success of the schools. This, combined with a new appreciation of the value of education, designed by Robert Reid, later the Kings architect, work on this building was started in October 1803, and finished for the start of the teaching year in 1807. The building housed the Academy, the Grammar, the English School, the French school, the Drawing and Painting school, together they were known as the public Seminaries, and were housed on Rose Terrace, near the North Inch of Perth. This arrangement was continued until 1892, when, under the terms of the 1878 Education Act, teachers were still paid separately and collected their share of the tuition fees directly from the students in their classes. In 1881 that this was changed, with the going into a central treasury before being redistributed. In 1915 the Academy was amalgamated with the rival Sharps institution, also located in Perth, the school moved to its present site at Viewlands in 1932, construction on the building having begun in 1930. The buildings were designed by the Edinburgh architects, and school specialists, Reid & Forbes, up to 1968 the school was a selective senior secondary school with entrants being required to sit an entrance exam. At this time the schools had a catchment area of over 642 square miles and including Dunkeld, Kinross, Errol. In 1971 the school become a school serving all pupils within a smaller catchment area. Large extensions were added to the school in 1990, including a building for a Gymnasium and Games Hall, as well as workshops. The science labs were renovated at this time with computing rooms being added and suites created for the music. Perth Academy is situated in the middle of extensive grounds, stretching to some 11. 93Ha, the campus is shared with Viewlands Primary School, with many students attending both during their education, and Fairview School, an additional support needs school. The school canteen is in a separate, smaller building which outside lunch times also serves as a gym room, there is also a separate block housing the Physical Education department which includes two indoor areas for gym and sports activities. The pitch was finished in time for the start of the 2014/15 Summer Term, fully kitted out with football and hockey goals, the school follows the national curriculum for Scotland, including the teaching of cooking and technical subjects
2. Perth, Scotland – Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. It is the centre of Perth and Kinross council area. According to the preliminary 2011 census results Perth, including its suburbs, has a population of 50,000. Perth has been known as The Fair City since the publication of the story Fair Maid of Perth by Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott in 1828. During the later period the city was also called St Johns Toun or Saint Johnstoun by its inhabitants in reference to the main church dedicated to St John the Baptist. This name is preserved by the football team, St Johnstone F. C. The name Perth comes from a Pictish word for wood or copse, there has been a settlement at Perth since prehistoric times, on a natural mound raised slightly above the flood plain of the Tay, where the river could be crossed at low tide. The area surrounding the city is known to have been occupied since Mesolithic hunter-gatherers arrived more than 8000 years ago. Nearby Neolithic standing stones and circles also exist, dating from about 4000 BC, the presence of Scone Abbey, home of the Stone of Destiny where the King of Scots was crowned, enhanced the early importance of the city. Perth became known as a capital of Scotland, due to the frequent residence of the royal court, Royal Burgh status was soon given to the city by King William the Lion in the early 12th century. The city became one of the richest burghs in the country, doing trade with France, the Low Countries and Baltic Countries for goods such as Spanish silk and French wine. The Scottish Reformation also played a big role in the city with the sacking of the Houses of the Greyfriars and Blackfriars, the Act of Settlement later brought about Jacobite uprisings. The city was occupied by Jacobite supporters on three occasions, the founding of Perth Academy in 1760 helped to bring major industries, such as linen, leather, bleach and whisky, to the city. Given its location, Perth was perfectly placed to become a key transport centre with the coming of the railways, today, Perth serves as a retail centre for the surrounding area. Following the decline of the industry locally, the citys economy has now diversified to include insurance. Due to its location, the city is referred to as the Gateway to the Highlands. The Australian metropolis Perth took its name from the Scottish city, Perth is also twinned with Aschaffenburg in the German state of Bavaria. The name Perth derives from a Pictish-Gaelic word for wood or copse, Perth was referred to as St Johns ton up until the mid-1600s with the name Perthia being reserved for the wider area
3. Neil Cameron, Baron Cameron of Balhousie – Marshal of the Royal Air Force Neil Cameron, Baron Cameron of Balhousie, KT, GCB, CBE, DSO, DFC was a senior officer in the Royal Air Force. He served as Chief of the Air Staff in the late 1970s advising the British Government on the reinforcement of the British garrison in Belize which was under threat from Guatemala at the time. The only son and younger child of Neil Cameron and his wife, Isabella Cameron, Cameron was brought up by his mother and grandfather in Perth, his father having died when he was three weeks old. Cameron attended the Northern District School and took up employment with the Commercial Bank of Scotland in the Fife town of Newburgh in 1937, Cameron joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in May 1939 and started his flying training at No.3 Initial Training Wing at Hastings. He was posted to No.17 Squadron at RAF Martlesham Heath in October 1940 in time to part in the final stages of the Battle of Britain. Cameron joined No.134 Squadron at Murmansk in northern Russia in July 1941 and was granted a commission with the war rank of pilot officer on 31 July 1941. Off the coast of northern Russia he was required to take-off from a Royal Navy aircraft carrier without practice. In this role he took part in the Battle of Alam el Halfa in September 1942, the First Battle of El Alamein in July 1942 and the Second Battle of El Alamein in October 1942. Cameron transferred from the RAF Volunteer Reserve to the Royal Air Force after the War ended and was given a permanent commission as a lieutenant on 1 September 1945. He became an Instructor at the School of Air Support at Old Sarum in October 1945 and he attended RAF Staff College in 1949 and later that year joined the Air Staff in the Directorate of Organisation at the Air Ministry. Cameron was promoted to squadron leader on 1 January 1950 but spent much of that year and he was selected for Aircrew Selection Duties at the Air Ministry in January 1952 before joining the Directing Staff at the RAF Staff College in December 1953. Having been promoted to wing commander on 1 January 1956, but still recovering from illness, he became Officer Commanding the University of London Air Squadron in August 1956. He became Personal Staff Officer to the Chief of the Air Staff in November 1958 and he attended Imperial Defence College in 1963 and became Principal Staff Officer to Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe at the end of the year. Promoted to air commodore on 1 July 1964, Cameron joined the Staff at the RAF College Cranwell in February 1965 becoming Assistant Commandant there a few months later. Promoted to air marshal on 1 July 1968, he became Senior Air Staff Officer at Headquarters Air Support Command in September 1970. Appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath in the 1971 New Year Honours, Cameron became Deputy Commander RAF Germany in December 1972, then, having been promoted to air marshal on 1 July 1974, he became Air Member for Personnel in October 1974. He was advanced to Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1975 New Year Honours and he was promoted to air chief marshal on 1 November 1975 and advanced to Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath in the 1976 Birthday Honours. Cameron was appointed Air Aide-de-Camp to the Queen on 6 August 1976, as Chief of the Air Staff he advised the British Government on the reinforcement of the British garrison in Belize which was under threat from Guatemala at the time
4. Aileen Campbell – Aileen Elizabeth Campbell is the Scottish Government Minister for Public Health and Sport and is a Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish Parliament for Clydesdale constituency. She was formerly Minister for Local Government and Planning May 2011−December 2011, then Minister for Children, Campbell was first elected to the Scottish Parliament on 3 May 2007 as a list member for the South of Scotland region. At 26 years and 351 days on her election, she was the youngest MSP elected to serve in Parliament in the 2007–2011 session, in December 2014 Campbell became the first person to take maternity leave while serving as a Minister of the Scottish Government. Campbell was born on 18 May 1980 in Perth, Scotland and she grew up on her parents tenant farm in Perthshire and was educated at Collace Primary School and Perth Academy. She studied Politics and History at the University of Glasgow, from 2005−06 Campbell was national convener of the SNP youth wing, the Young Scots for Independence. Since graduating, she has worked as editor of construction magazine Keystone and was editorial assistant on a short-lived pro-independence newspaper, before her election to Parliament Campbell also worked for Nicola Sturgeon and as a researcher for Shona Robison and Stewart Hosie. Aileen married Graham Fraser White in Collace Kirk, Perthshire, on 15 August 2009, Campbell suffered a minor injury on 23 January 2008, receiving medical treatment at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before returning to the parliament for a vote. The vote was won by 64 votes to 62, Campbell was nominated for Real Radios Best New Scottish Politician 2009 Award. Campbell was elected as MSP for Clydesdale on 5 May 2011 after receiving an 8. 9% swing from Labour and she served as Minister for Local Government and Planning from 25 May 2011 until 6 December 2011. When she was moved to the position of Minister for Children, on 18 December 2014, Campbell began maternity leave and Fiona McLeod acted as Minister for Children and Young People until Campbell returned on 1 September 2015. This was the first time that a Minister of the Scottish Government had taken maternity leave, in the 2016 election she was re-elected as the MSP for Clydesdale with an increased majority. On 18 May 2016 she was moved to the post of Minister for Public Health and Sport in a reshuffle
5. Colin Campbell (British Army officer, born 1776) – Lieutenant-General Sir Colin Campbell KCB was a British Army officer and colonial governor. Campbell was the son of Colonel John Campbell of Melfort. From his boyhood Campbell gave evidence of a disposition, and in 1792, at the age of sixteen, he ran away from the Perth Academy. He was met in the market at Kingston in Jamaica by his brother Patrick Campbell, then serving on HMS Blonde. His parents yielded to his wishes, and in 1793 he became a midshipman on board an East Indiaman, in February 1795 Campbell became a lieutenant in the 3rd battalion of the Breadalbane Fencibles, then commanded by his uncle, Lieutenant Colonel John Campbell of Achalader. With the Fencibles he saw action in the Irish Rebellion of 1798, on 3 October 1799 he entered a West India regiment as ensign, and in 1800 acted as brigade-major in the island of St. Vincent. On 21 August 1801 he was gazetted a lieutenant in the 35th Foot, and at once exchanged into the 78th Foot, which was then stationed in British India. In this capacity he served at the Battle of Assaye, where he was wounded and had two horses killed under him, at the Battle of Argaum, and at the storming of Gawilghur. He returned to England with Lord Wellesley in 1806, and Sir Arthur Wellesley at once asked that he should be appointed brigade-major to his brigade, as brigade-major he accompanied Wellesley to Hanover and on the Copenhagen Expedition, when his services at the battle of Kioge were conspicuous. Sir Harry Burrard then gave him the Vimeiro despatch, and Campbell was promoted a major in the army by brevet on 2 September 1808, on the same day he was appointed an assistant adjutant-general to a division of the reinforcements intended for the Peninsula. He was present at the passage of the Douro, at the battles of Talavera and Busaco and he was frequently engaged during the pursuit of Marshal Masséna and was present at the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoro and at Salamanca. He was present at the storming of Badajoz and in ten general actions, for which he received the Peninsular Gold Cross, on 4 June 1814 Campbell was promoted colonel in the army by brevet, and on 25 July made a captain and lieutenant-colonel in the Coldstream Guards. He was also appointed assistant quartermaster-general at the Horse Guards, and made a KCB, and a knight of the Tower and Sword of Portugal. According to Wellington he was a soldier but a bad French scholar, When he wished his dinner to be arranged on the table, he used, as it were, to address the dishes. Campbell then exchanged his company in the guards for the lieutenant-colonelcy of the 65th Foot and he held the command of the southern district for some years. In November 1840 he was promoted to the governorship of Ceylon, where he remained from September 1839 to June 1847. It was during his tenure of the office that the Duke of Wellington, to whose faithful friendship he owed so much, wrote to him. Happen what may, I shall never forget our first meeting under the walls of Ahmednuggur and he was colonel 99th Foot 1834–1836, and of 72nd Foot 1836 until death