This site, for former pupils, staff and friends of St Mary's College,
Blairs, Aberdeen, was first established in mid-December 2000.
Until then, the only Blairs site was that operated by the Blairs
College Chapel Trust -
www.blairsmuseum.com - and former pupils
piggybacked on that to contact each other and to publicise events.
We would like to thank the Trust and St Mary's Parish for allowing
us to do that. That site also contained a guest book but we
understand that the oganisation through which they did this has
had problems and the data is lost. However, we are also operating
our own
Guest Book to set up a database of FPs and Friends so
please
sign in. Join the Mailing List to be kept advised of
updates to the site and important events.  If you wish, you can also
send us an email, or post a message on the message board.

At a meeting on 4 November, 2001, a constitution was approved to
set up a new association entitled the
'Friends of Blairs' . To view
a minute of the meeting (and all subsequent committee meetings)
click on the 'Join Us' button above, which will also take you to a
page where you can get the information you need to join the
association.

Have a look at the many photos that have been posted on the site,
the various features about the college over the years, try the quiz,
read about the history of Blairs, check out the links to other sites of
interest.

Let us know what
you think of the site and give us your ideas to
improve and develop it.

Enjoy your visit, and make a point of coming back regularly as the
site is updated. Just check the 'What's New' column opposite each
time you visit.
This site was last
updated
8th
Nov 2019

Welcome to the Friends of Blairs website - please sign the guestbook and check out 'What's New' below

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- We are sad to announce the death of Billy McCarthy (RIP), who was a student
at the college in the late 1950s/early '60s.
The funeral arrangements are as
follows:

Tuesday 19th November 2019:

10.00 at Joseph’s RC church, Lomond St, Helensburgh G84 7ET

11.15 at Cardross Crematorium
Located on the A814 between Helensburgh and Cardross
Further details via: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/cardross-crematorium

Thereafter reception at the
Ardencaple Hotel, Gareloch Road, Rhu, G84 8LA

The body will also be received into St Joseph’s on Monday 18th November at
6pm.


- the 2019 Memorial Mass will be in St Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley, on Saturday
16th Nov. at 11.00am, followed by lunch in the Waterwheel at 12.30pm at a cost
of £9 per head. IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE LUNCH THEN PLEASE CONTACT
EITHER
JIM CASSIDY OR DAVE MCCANN. This year's AGM will take place after
lunch.
The
Christmas Dinner will be in the Glynhill Hotel, Renfrew, on 7th December.   
THERE ARE STILL 2 PLACES AVAILABLE.
EMAIL OUR SECRETARY, JIM CASSIDY, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD YOUR
NAME. Further details to follow.

- what was
'dipping'?

- we now have a presence on
FaceBook

- photos from the Open Day on 7th June 2008
Blairs Chapel
The former college chapel, which is
the local parish church and an
A-listed building, received a lottery
grant of £425,000 and extensive
repair work has now been completed.
The work should ensure the future of
the church for many years to come,
as the parish continues to grow with
the expansion of the city of Aberdeen.
The church, which was built at the
beginning of the last century, attracts
visitors from the adjacent
Blairs
Museum and is a venue for the
Aberdeen International Youth
Festival.
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Blairs Museum
Blairs has a museum which is
very much worth a visit - for
more information click
here or go
to the
museum site
About the Site
Have a look at the Friends
Reunited site which lists schools
throughout the country, including
Blairs; a large number of FPs
have postings on the site
You need Java to see this applet.
The official website of the 'Friends of Blairs'
Email the site