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
22nd May 2018

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

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map of the Blairs area. Use the
controls to zoom in or out
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- THIS YEAR OUR GATHERING WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY 2ND JUNE FROM
NOON ONWARDS. TEA AND COFFEE WITH A BISCUIT OR TWO WILL BE ON
OFFER IN THE PARISH ROOM NEXT TO THE MUSEUM.
IAN FORBES WILL DO A PRESENTATION AT 13.00HRS AND THE NEW
CURATOR OF THE MUSEUM WILL HOST A MEET AND GREET SESSION AT
14.30HRS. THIS IS A CHANCE TO SHOW OUR CLOSE LINK TO THE MUSEUM
AND COLLEGE.
IT IS HOPED TO HAVE MASS AGAIN THIS YEAR IN THE CHAPEL IF WE CAN
ARRANGE FOR A PRIEST. IF NOT, WE HAVE ARRANGED TO ATTEND THE
17.00HRS MASS IN OUR LADY OF ABERDEEN IN THE CITY.
THE ANNUAL GATHERING DINNER WILL BE HELD IN THE PALM COURT
HOTEL AT 20.00HRS THAT EVENING. A BUFFET IS ALSO ORGANISED ON THE
FRIDAY (1ST JUNE) IN THE SAME HOTEL. WE STILL HAVE PLACES LEFT FOR
BOTH EVENTS. SHOULD ANYONE WISH TO JOIN US PLEASE CONTACT OUR
SECRETARY,
JIM CASSIDY, BY 25TH MAY AT LATEST. ACCOMODATION IS
AVAILABLE TO DATE BUT IF YOU WISH TO STAY IN THE PALM COURT PLEASE
GET IN TOUCH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
THE COST OF THE BUFFET IS £2O PER PERSON AND THE DINNER IS £25 PER
PERSON.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR HELP PLEASE CONTACT JIM OR ANY
COMMITTEE MEMBER.

HOPING TO SEE AS MANY AS POSSIBLE ON THE 2ND.

- reunion of Blessed John Ogilvie form 2018 - details from George Haggarty here
for download as a Word doc

- the 2017 Memorial Mass and AGM were held in Paisley on 11th November. See a report on
the day
here  - we're always looking for new committee members so if you would like to take
on the very light burden involved (only 4 meetings per year) then please
email us

- 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