Last night, I joined around 50 staff at a retirement dinner for Anne Inglis. As many will know Anne has been our librarian at Gillespie's for the past 25 years. Today at break time gave all staff further opportunity to share happy memories over the years and to wish Anne all the best for a long and happy retirement. Reminiscences from colleagues, in various forms, followed by a witty and heartfelt reply by Anne, concluded a most enjoyable morning.
In the time that I have been at Gillespie's I have been hugely impressed at how many of the pupils she knew by name. We often say about colleagues who leave that they will be a hard act to follow, but in Anne's case this is especially true. Whilst we seek a permanent replacement I am delighted that Margaret Alton will be looking after our library.