Robert Allison


Robert, it a was a privilege to know you not just as a work colleague but as a friend, and not only to me personally but also to many of the pupils in the Support for Learning department. Whether it was making door wedges or pencil holders or acting as the department’s personal chauffeur. Our annual ESOL trips for EAL students were made possible having you at the driving wheel of the mini bus when you gave your time willingly and generously to enable these out-of-school activities to take place.  You were a great story teller, and it was during these trips that we heard of your fabulous bird watching holidays – not always as succesful as you hoped –  and your first venture in the world of ballroom dancing. I think you are the only person I know who, beginning your stories as the minibus pulled out into Glebe Street, still had everyone’s interest as the minibus pulled into the car park at Stirling Castle or New Lanark Visitor Centre, each story followed by another and another. In all you stories, Christine was at the heart of them, to the point where we felt we knew her personally too.  Robert, you have left huge gap in the Trinity High School Community and will be sorely missed.

Lorna Ramsay

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