HSD plays its part in Kirkin’ of the Guildry

The High School of Dundee was delighted to play its part in Dundee’s annual Kirkin’ of the Guildry event.

HSD plays its part in Kirkin’ of the Guildry

On Sunday, eight pupils joined Rector Lise Hudson at the traditional ceremony which sees the Guildry’s members and officials process from the City Chambers through the city centre to a service at St Mary’s Church.

CCF standard bearers Naomi and Jack led the procession, with Naomi carrying the Guildry banner and Jack carrying the Lord Dean of Guild’s banner. Our Heads and Deputies of School Jan, Ollie, Hannah and Zara were also present, and Pipe Major Alastair and Piper Cameron performed as well.

In a reception in the City Chambers hosted by the Lord Provost after the service, Alastair also played a special tune called Lord Dean of Guild, composed for Lord Dean of Guild Scott Williamson by his daughter and grandson.

High School of Dundee Rector, Lise Hudson, said, “As Rector I was immensely proud of our young people, who gave up the middle weekend of their October holiday to be part of this historic event, and to celebrate and continue the School’s unique link with the Guildry.

“All of the pupils were superb ambassadors for the School!”

Scott Williamson, who as Lord Dean of Guild is an ex-officio member of the High School of Dundee Board, said, “This was our first Kirkin’ since February 2020 and my last as Lord Dean.

"The event was enhanced by the presence of the team from the school. The pipers and banner bearers made a huge impact. I was delighted with what they did for us – and very grateful that they had all given up a day of their October holiday to join us.”