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December 2023

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Wishing family and friends at home and overseas a very Happy Christmas and  a Peaceful, Healthy, and Happy 2024. 

Nan Tait


Nan Tait

Thanks once again to Nan Tait for her considerate donation of 30 towards my costs in leasing the Stanley website domain name from Nominet UK and the web space from  Much appreciated.


October 2023

Mary Rennie

Suddenly at home on Sunday 15th October 2023 Mary Rennie (nee McNaughton) aged 90 devoted wife of the late Arthur (Ginger) loving Mum, Nana and Sister.  Funeral on Wednesday 1st November at Perth Crematorium at 11.30am to which all family and friends are invited.  Family flowers only.  If desired a retiring collection will be taken for Stanley Village Hall.

Andy Smith

Andy Smith of Airntully and formally of Mill Street Stanley passed away very peacefully in the early hours of Sunday 15th October 2023 in Ayr with his family by his side.  His funeral will be held at Perth Crematorium at 2pm on Wednesday 1st November followed by refreshments at Huntingtower Hotel to which all friends are respectfully invited.

July 2023

Annabel Gannon

Peacefully at Cornhill Macmillan Centre Perth on Friday 7th July 2023 Annabel (nee Goodwillie) beloved wife of the late Rab, much loved Mum of Aileen, a dear mother-in-law of Paul, dear sister and beloved aunty to many.  Funeral on Wednesday 19th July 2023 in Perth Crematorium at 11.30am to which all family and friends are invited.

June 2023

Les and Alma Allan (nee Donaldson)

Congratulations to Les and Alma Allan (nee Donaldson) who celebrated their Diamond (60th) Wedding anniversary on 22nd June 2023 and celebrated the occasion with friends and family in the Strathord Inn.  They were married at Stanley Tower Church.  

May 2023

Calvin Strickland

Calvin passed away suddenly at PRI on Friday 19th May 2023 aged 77 years beloved husband of and soulmate to Jean (nee Anderson) for 56 years.  He was a much loved Dad to Yvonne and Vivien also father-in-law to David and the late Les, a dear brother to Rae and the late Vernetta.  Funeral to be held in Perth Crematorium on Wednesday 31st May at 10.30am to which all friends and family are invited.  Calvin was Chairman of the 070707 Stanley Reunion Committee.

Margaret Reiche (nee Dickson)

Passed away peacefully in her sleep on Monday 1st May 2023 in her 101st year beloved wife of the late Henri (Heinz), much loved mum of Werner, Trevor and Karl.  A proud granny and great granny, a loving sister, mother in law, auntie and friend.  All who knew and loved Margaret are warmly invited to join the family at Stanley Village Hall on Thursday May 11th at 1pm.  The service will be followed by a burial at Auchtergaven Cemetery, Bankfoot at 2pm where Margaret will be laid to rest beside her beloved Henri.

April 2023

Ronald Northcott

Peacefully in Ninewells Hospital on Sunday April 16th 2023, Ronald aged 70 years formerly of Murray Place. Dearly loved husband of Margaret, much loved dad of Mark, Lee and Kevin and a devoted grandad and father in law.  A celebration of Ronald's life will take place in Perth Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd May 2023 to which all relatives and friends are respectfully invited.  

January 2023

Isobel Hunter

Peacefully at home in Stanley on January 14, 2023, Isobel aged 99 (ex General Accident), a dearly loved cousin and aunt.  Funderal service at Stanley Village Hall, Perth Road Stanley on Thursday February 2, 2023 at 1pm followed by interment at Wellshill Cemetery, cortege arriving Jeanfield Road gate at 2pm, to which all family and friends are respectfully invited.

Sandra Dorothy Miller (nee West)

Very peacefully on Thursday 12 January 2023 in Perth Western Australia after a courageous battle with brain cancer fought without complaint and with her amazing sense of humour Sandra much loved and loving wife of Graham, adored Mum of Kirsten and Nairn, mother in law of Tony and Tess and fun loving and fantastic Gran to Finton, Anna, Mac and Leo.  Sandra was the much loved middle daughter of the late Jim and Gert West formerly of Manse Crescent Stanley and adored sister of Lorna, Avril, Pam and the late Maureen.  A loving and loved sister in law and Auntie.  She will be sorely missed, fly high with the angels RIP Sandra.

December 2022

Jenny Gill

Peacefully at home in Stanley on Saturday 31st December 2022, Jenny (nee Goodall) aged 96, loved wife of the late Jack, dear mum of Evelyn, Margaret and Lorne, mother in law of Tom, Stuart and Yvonne also a much loved gran and great-gran. Funeral service at Kinclaven Parish Church, on Monday January 23, at 11am followed by the interment at Kinclaven churchyard to which all family and friends are respectfully invited.


Wishing family and friends at home and overseas a Very Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for a Healthy, Peaceful and Happy New Year. 

Nan Tait


Nan Tait

Thanks once again to Nan Tait for her considerate donation of 30 towards my costs in leasing the Stanley website domain name from Nominet UK and the web space from  Much appreciated.

October 2022

Margaret Reiche

Congratulations to Margaret Reiche who celebrated her 100th birthday on 20th October 2022 with a party in the Tayside Hotel a few days later with family, friends and neighbours.  Pictured above is Margaret with her telegram from the new King and the other with two of her sons Werner and Karl and one of her granddaughters.

August 2022

Johnny & Frances Fordyce

Congratulations to Johnny and Frances Fordyce (nee Donaldson) who celebrated their Diamond (60th) Wedding anniversary on 18th August 2022.  They were married at Stanley Tower Church.  They now live in Mid Calder having moved to West Lothian in 1967.

May 2022

Callum Davidson - Kelso Laddie 2022

You may be wondering why we are including an article about Kelso but there is a good reason for this.  Callum's parents Dougie and Kay (nee Grant) are from Stanley and his Grandparents on both sides as well.  His Grandmother Isobel Grant still lives in the village.  Callum moved to Kelso with his parents when he was a toddler and he has just been selected as the 2022 Kelso Laddie. This is a great honour and a prestigious position to hold.  He is also the first Kelso Laddie to be elected who was not born in Kelso.  He will have a very busy time during Kelso Civic Week in July and will represent the town at all the other Border festivals.  Callum is pictured with his aides below.  For more info on this Kelso tradition: 

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Brian and Marian Blair

Congratulations to Brian and Marion Blair who will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary (Blue Sapphire) on 11th May 2022.  As part of their celebration they will be travelling over from Canada to Stanley for a holiday and are looking forward to meeting up with old friends.  Happy Anniversary to you both.

April 2022

Harry Blair

Happy Birthday to Harry Blair who will celebrate his 90th birthday with family and friends in Canada on 10th April 2022.  Harry's Dad Harry Senior had the Garage on Perth Road before Willie and Stewart Buchan.  The Blair family emigrated to Canada in the early 1950's.  Harry was the Senior Boy Dux at Stanley School in 1945, his brother Brian was the Senior Boy Dux in 1950 and their sister Jean the Senior Girl Dux in 1952.  Brian came over from Canada for the 070707 reunion.  Happy Birthday Harry.

February 2022

Agnes Allan (nee Lennon)

Peacefully at Alexander House Care Home, Fife on February 7th Agnes (late of Stanley and John Dewars) aged 88 years beloved wife of the late George, loved sister of the late Helen, Sam, Peggy, Robert and Evelyn, dearest aunt and great-aunt.  Funeral at Dunfermline Crematorium on February 24th at 1.15pm.  (My thanks to Jo-Anne Jolly (nee Lennon) her niece for bringing this to our notice).

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Les Taylor

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rFor old school friends 

Neil Ferguson

Neil Ferguson who used to live next to the old  Surgery in Perth Road (Feus Brae)  opposite the tennis courts would like to hear from anyone who remembers him.  Neil and his family emigrated to Australia in 1965 when he was 12 years old.

Billy Morrow


Billy Morrow who now lives in Fife is trying to contact an old school friend Fifi O'Brien who he lost contact with some years ago.  

Tony Scott

Old School Friends -  1963-1972

Anyone who remembers  me and wants an excuse to escape  the wife for the evening  and  have  a small  alcoholic  beverage I would love to hear from you    Lived in Stanley from 63 till 72  and if you know me  you will remember I was football daft and still am.  Working in Perth now but live in Cowdenbeath with my wife of 25 years.   Love to get to know my old school pals again.  It's been 35 years.  Where has the time gone?    Love to talk about the best days of  my life and they were spent in Stanley as a boy.

      Tony Scott  

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