Miss Anne Whyte - German. The teacher most admired by every boy I knew, some of whom (would you believe) deliberately misbehaved JUST to get the belt from this lady. She was very young (early twenties), tall, extremely well constructed, with legs to die for and skirts that showed them off exceedingly well. These, aligned to her long, shoulder-length dark hair, captivating big brown eyes and every other complimentary appurtenance thereto made Miss Whyte the highlight of our academic week. On day one, the male component of 1F greeted her entry to the classroom on the ground floor (beside the Rector’s office) with resounding wolf whistles, to which Miss Whyte responded by blushing bright red. It all went on from there, and she is still fondly discussed with considerable enthusiasm.
Mr Ian Smith (IHS) - Chemistry. Probably my favourite teacher at Rutherglen, not only because he was very good at explaining his subject, but also due to the fact that NOBODY misbehaved in his classes. Yet Mr Smith was not strict or severe. He just had a special way with him, and never used the belt. 1G got Mr Smith for maths - lucky them.
Mr Bailey - Geography. A young man who, along with Mr Brown mentioned above, was very good at taking kids away on outdoor expeditions. Here’s another wee pic by Jim Robin...
Mr Andy Park - Head of Art. A very charismatic character, he dressed exceedingly well. All his threads were right ‘up to the minute’, and he suited every one to a tee. Moreover, as well as being a talented artist and most engaging teacher, Andy was a first class jazz pianist, often appearing on STV with his trio. Later he left the profession to become Head of Programmes at Radio Clyde, and then a television comedy producer at the BBC. A proper gent.