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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 - - 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 on:
23 Aug 2009

Welcome to the site and please sign the Guest Book

Blairs Map
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The time stamp above tells you when the site was last updated. The main recent changes/news items are:

- this year's Annual Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday 7th November, 2009, at 1.00pm in St. Mirin's Cathedral, Paisley

- what was 'dipping'?

- we now have a presence on FaceBook

- 'Blairs - Past & Present' DVD available from the Museum or from David Nicoll at the Scottish Catholic Archives (5.00) - the DVD features Cardinal O'Brien, Arch. Conti, former students and others talking about the college together with many photos, recent video footage, and some film footage taken by Fr John Kane in the late '50s - well worth the 5.00!

- class of '55 reunion took place on 6th October 2008 - see information and pics

- 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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Message Board
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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
The official website of the 'Friends of Blairs'
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
Join our email list
Anecdotes, items of interest, etc
Find out what's happening
Short history of the college & the Highland Seminary at Lismore
Test your memory with Blairs slang
Overview of the whole site
Links to other sites of interest
St Mary's parish church, Blairs Chapel
Blairs Museum
News page
Join the Friends of Blairs
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