History of Dunnottar
Dunnottar House takes its name from the impressive Dunnottar Castle situated on the outskirts of Stonehaven.
William Wallace, Mary Queen of Scots, the Marquis of Montrose and the future King Charles II, all graced the Castle with their presence. Most famously though, it was at Dunnottar Castle that a small garrison held out against the might of Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels, the ‘Honours of Scotland’, from destruction. Crown, sceptre and sword now take pride of place in Edinburgh Castle.
A darker chapter in the history of Dunnottar is that of the ‘Whig’s Vault’. The gruesome story of the imprisonment in 1685 of a group of Covenanters who refused to acknowledge the King’s supremacy in spiritual matters.
The Castle was the home of the Earls Marischal once one of the most powerful families in the land. The last Earl was convicted of treason for his part in the Jacobite rising of 1715, and as a result his estates, including Dunnottar, were seized by the government.
The buildings were thereafter much neglected until 1925 when the 1st Viscountess Cowdray embarked on a systematic repair of the Castle. The Castle was officially made open to visitors thereafter.
PT Guidance (Pupil Support): Mrs Elaine Davidson
Register Teachers 2016-17
|Class||Tutor Group Teacher||Faculty||Days|
|3D1||Scott Shanks||Social Subjects||Mon-Fri|
|4D1||Rebekah Cowie||Social Subjects||Mon-Fri|
|4D2||Laura Craig||Social Subjects||Mon-Fri|
|5D1||Karen McClymont||Social Subjects||Mon, Wed, Thu|
|5D1||Carol Meller||Support for Learning||Tue, Fri|
Pupil Leadership 2016-17
|House Captain||Sports Captain||Peer Support Captain||Wider Achievement|
|Cameron Ritchie||Stephen Dodds||Laura Thompson||Adam Lock|
|Ann Laing||Sam Telfer||Andrew Blake||Chloe Neill|
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Pupil Council Representatives 2016-17
|Tutor Group||Representative One||Representative Two||Stand In One||Stand In Two|
|1D1||Aron Staff||Elspeth Paterson||Joe Tibbett||Leon Elms|
|1D2||Kayleigh Thomson||Ally Miller||Samantha Hardie||Samuel Martin|
|2D1||Kirsty Hughes||Dillon Gilchrist||Molly Killoh||Cameron Kelly|
|2D2||Glen Masson||Jamie Buchannan|
|3D1||John Seaton||Freya Garden||Jasmine Lock||Jamie Smith|
|3D2||Logan McKay-Downie||Connor Ogsten||Jodie Harris||Sophie Owen|
|4D1||Erin Beedie||Rona Shearer||Amy Hyder||Katie Whittet|
|4D2||Levi ferguson||Rachael Pyper||Andrew McGillivray||Jayden McLaughlin|
|5D1||Naomi McGillivray||Niamh Hughes||Clare Stewart||Fraser Meanen|
|5D2||Rose Martin||Adam Davidson||Jody Wood|
|6D||Emma Claire McEwan||Jenna Blackburn||Daniel Sayer||Erin Davidson|