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52 Balloch School

The following is a poem by A Grant about the school

THE BALLOCH SCHOOL

There's a cantie wee bit schoolie
and the Balloch is its name.
It nestles in a glouchin
on the road to Nochties glen.

Its scholars they're nae mony,
theres twal as fars i ken,
gangs toddin tae this schoolie
on the road to Nochties glen.

Their the grousies they bick birr
for the play green is their name,
a' roon this wee bit schoolie |
on the road to Nochties glen.

Now the motors they don't faulter –
their's nae sign tae lat them ken
there's a cantie wee bit schoolie
on the road to Nochties glen.

Noo the whistling trains and big tram cars
never aince did trouble them,
for a' thing is gie quiet
on the road to Nochties glen.

But night it is comes roon
and the wee things wunder hame,
tae be tint among the sheilings
on the road to Nochties glen.

Now the littlens they will grow
and some may rise to fame,
that was learned at the schoolie
on the road to Nochties glen.

Mr A Grant, Cottertown Cottage,
Castle Lodge, Glenbuchat. 1932
Picture added on 19 December 2009 at 21:41
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Comments:
We have photos and fond memories of the Squeel as dad called it. He was there about 1895 along with rest of family. They lived at the sluggie but all left the Glen in early1900, thank goodness. We all return to the Auld Kirk for an annual service and picnic, 3 rd Sunday in August. All welcome!
Added by John Michie on 11 April 2013
The register of Balloch School is available to view at the (City) archive in Dunbar Street, Old Aberdeen, behind St Josephs School. Appointment necessary but you could spend a LONG time there.Well worth a visit if Family History is your thing.
Added by Gordon Wackett on 14 April 2013
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