Lendrick Muir School web site - www.lendrick-muir-school.co.uk

was at Lendrick between 1966 and 1970.

2018-01-04

Fred wrote:

My main memories are of getting into mischief. Midnight raids on the girls house in Rumbling Bridge, smuggling cigarettes at the beginning of term, and building 'secret' underground smoking dens in the woods. I was always running away - doing a 'bunk' as we called it. I'm still not quite sure why since my home life was certainly not an improvement on Lendrick.

My fondest memories are of the carpentry shop run by a strict teacher, Mr. Kerr. As I remember he died while I was still at school. He would take boys under his wing and give us evening privileges to work on our projects. Overall I believe that whatever decency I developed later in life came in part from a few caring teachers at Lendrick Muir who were committed to reaching out to myself and the many troubled youth at the school.

My life in brief:
I spent my later teens vagabonding in Europe and North Africa, growing up and learning a few trades. By the time I went to the USA four years later I was already on a learning curve that led me to attend University in Philadelphia. Over the following decade into the 1980s I started several businesses in the construction industry, building and renovating homes. I lived in Israel in the mid-eighties, got married, and travelled the world for a year with my new bride.

The nineties were spent partially in the USA and partially in Israel where I was becoming involved in the political issues. Since 2000 I have been living in Israel with my wife and two children and been deeply involved full time with Palestinian/Israeli issues. Since 2006 I have been running the 'Green Olive Collective', a cooperative of Palestinians and Israelis. We have a travel company - www.greenolivetours.com - a volunteer program - volunteers.greenolivecollective.com - and an online Fair Trade shop - www.madeinpeace.com -. I've also become something of a digital nomad, running the organisation via laptop and mobile phone (we have no office), which cycling a few thousand miles a year in various corners of the planet. I have a house on the beach in Jaffa, and another home on Unst, the most northern Shetland Island. I also spend a couple of months a year in California where my son and grandson lives.

2006-06-20

Fred wrote:

I’ve been trying to track down Louis Mackenzie who was at the school the same time I was. I saw him in Edinburgh a few years ago but lost touch again.

2005-11-15

Fred wrote:

"My main memories are of getting into mischief. Midnight raids on the girls house in Rumbling Bridge, smuggling cigarettes at the beginning of term, and building ‘secret’ underground smoking dens in the woods. I was one of the boys who succumbed to criminal activity also. I remember I broke into a farm caravan with another boy (who shall remain nameless unless he owns up) and was hauled into juvenile court. I was always running away. I’m still not quite sure why since my home life was certainly not an improvement on Lendrick.

My fondest memories are of the carpentry shop run by a strict teacher, Mr. Kerr. As I remember he died while I was still at school. He would take boys under his wing and give us evening privileges to work on our projects. Overall I believe that whatever decency I developed later in life came in part from a few caring teachers at Lendrick Muir who were committed to reaching out to myself and the many troubled youth at the school.

My life in brief:
I spent my later teens vagabonding in Europe and North Africa, growing up and learning a few trades. By the time I went to the USA four years later I was already on a learning curve that led me to attend University in Philadelphia. Over the following decade into the 1980s I started several businesses in the construction industry, building and renovating homes. I lived in Israel in the mid-eighties, got married, and travelled the world for a year with my new bride.

The nineties were spent partially in the USA and partially in Israel where I was becoming involved in the political issues. During the past five years I have been living in Israel with my wife and two children and been deeply involved full time with Palestinian/Israeli issues. For more details just put my name into Google and you’ll come up with over 2,000 links."

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