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Inverurie librarian's visit gets the stamp of approval


By David Porter

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Inverurie Academy Library staff welcomed former school librarian, Margaret Hird, to the school library ahead of next month’s move to the new Community Campus.

Julia McCue (left) and Lorna Reid welcomed former librarian Margaret Hird to the Academy
Julia McCue (left) and Lorna Reid welcomed former librarian Margaret Hird to the Academy

A resident of Inverurie, Mrs Hird who will be 90 in June, worked at Inverurie Academy from the mid 1960s until her retiral in 1991 and was the school librarian for 20 years.

She enjoyed reminiscing with Aberdeenshire Libraries Network Librarian, Julia McCue and Lorna Reid who is one of the Library Assistants. Margaret remarked that the smell of the books was just the same!

She remembered moving all the stock from the former library in the main building to its current location in an extension completed in 1985 and that the new shelves had not arrived in time so the books had to be piled up on the floor.

Margaret enjoyed seeing photographs of the academy’s history which were displayed during recent school for former pupils and identified herself in a staff photo from the 1980s.

During the current work to pack everything up, an old wooden handled Inverurie Academy rubber stamp Mrs Hird used to mark school stock was unearthed and it was with pleasure that Ms McCue presented this to Mrs Hird, along with a bouquet of flowers, as a memento of her visit.


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