Robert McBeath – 100 Years On

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From the Kinlochbervie High School Facebook page:

Today, on the 20th November 2017, we remember Robert McBeath VC. 100 years ago today during the Battle of Cambrai, McBeath showed conspicuous bravery, taking out five machine gun nests armed with only a Lewis Gun and a Revolver. For his actions he was awarded the Victoria Cross. Sadly he was killed only a few years later in 1922, while on duty as a Vancouver Police Officer.

 

 

A Brave Sutherland Man, a true Highland Hero and a much revered fallen Vancouver Police Officer – we will never forget.

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Vancouver Field Trip – Photos

Photos of the Vancouver Field Trip have been uploaded to the Photo Gallery.  Because of the large number of images, a separate page has been created.

https://kinlochberviehigh.wordpress.com/vancouver-field-trip-4-11-october-2017/

The Photo Gallery page shows thumbnails of the images.  If you want to view a slideshow of the full images, click on any thumbnail.  The images may also be downloaded from the slideshow.

Craft Fayre – Seeking Raffle Prize Donations and Home Baking

Everyone is invited to attend the Craft Fayre this Saturday at the high school from 11.30 am until 2.30 pm.  All proceeds will go to the Highland Hospice. The event is being organised by the school’s S3 class.

We are seeking donations for raffle prizes and/or home baking.

There are still a few tables left at a cost of £10.  If  you are interested, please contact Diana Bain, Business Education teacher at diana.bain@highland.gov.uk.

 

Unveiling of Paving Stone in Honour of Robert McBeath V.C.

At 11.00 a.m. on 15 September 2017, the school held a ceremony to unveil a paving stone in honour of Robert McBeath.  The stone is part of the U.K. Government’s program to provide a paving stone for every person who won the Victoria Cross in World War 1.

We were honoured that so many people (school, community, visitors, representatives of the armed forces, police officers and representatives from Highland Council).  The citation was read by Mr Jim McKinnon who is the great-nephew of Robert McBeath.

Click on the link below to view all the photos.

https://kinlochberviehigh.wordpress.com/photos/

Craft Fayre – Saturday 28 October 2017

After the success of last year’s Craft Fayre, the S3 pupils are organising another fund-raising event on Saturday 28th October. The Craft Fayre will take place in Kinlochbervie High School from 11.30 am – 2.30 pm. Local arts and crafts, Christmas gifts, teas/coffee and home baking, raffle and loads of fun!

All proceeds will go to “The Highland Hospice”. (Can we beat last year’s total of £1500?)

If you would like to book a table at the event or require further information please contact: diana.bain@highland.gov.uk

Donations of raffle prizes and home baking welcome.  Also feel free to come along on the day and help out.

Robert McBeath Unveiling

There was a large turnout for the unveiling of the VC commemorative paving stone for Robert McBeath.  The only downside was the weather – it was very wet.  More photos will follow.

The original cairn (to the left) was built in 2009 and the information board in 2010.  The wall was built this year specifically for the paving stone.