Here’s where you’ll find the most up-to-date information
on how we’re progressing with setting up the reunion. Keep checking this page, as
any breaking news will appear here first.
To help you, we’ll note the date
of the last update to the page here:
8th October 2008
8th October 2008 - End of the website domain
I've now officially cancelled the libby78.co.uk domain name registration, so if you got
here today using that domain name then it's just because things have rippled through
the system yet. The site still exists just as it did before, except that the URL is
Note that the "L" must be a capital!
17th June 2008 - An Apology and the 50th Anniversary
Sorry, but work and personal life has prevented me from doing anything with this website
for many months. If there had been a bit more interest, then I may have been ecouraged
to keep this updated more frequently, but as it is, I'll be giving up the libby78.co.uk
domain name when the renewal comes due in a few months.
And a side note David McGow - Yes, some people do still read this site!
As some of you may have worked out (or read in the Evening News a little while back),
this year is not only "our" 30th anniversary, but it is also the school's
50th anniversary, and there is at least one other FP group trying to organise
something aroud that milestone. However, there is an "official" event
on 23rd August - please see the Anniversary Blog here:
6th October 2006 - Facelift
No, not me (keep your opinions to yourselves, thanks) - the website. I was a bit
bored after work, so I decided to refresh the layout a bit. Not too much, hopefully
just enough to get a bit of interest back in for wee while.
Anyway, I decided to renew the domain name and keep the site going. I hope it's all
I'll send you all the bill later...
29th August 2006 - Domain Name Renewal
So not much has happened for a while - Well, nothing anyone could be bothered
to tell me about!
OK. It's two years since we registered the libby78.co.uk name for this website
as a cheaper replacement for the old .org.uk name. But due to the (apparent)
loss of interest in the whole re-union thing, I'm wondering whether it's worth
my while renewing the ownership of the domain name?
Get in touch and let me know!!!
29th October 2005 - A Poor Turnout
Well, I knew quite a few people weren't able to make it, but the turn out
last night was still disappointing, to say the least, as only three of us
bothered to turn up: Ian Goodbrand, Gordon Mackinnon and Ian McIntosh.
Anyway, we had a good blether for a couple of hours...
Gordon "Glancer" Mackinnon and Ian "Bobby" Goodbrand
The only two other mugs to turn up!
If anyone else was there, but we somehow missed each other, then apologies.
Maybe if we got some current photos on the website...
27th September 2005 - A New Date!
In the absence of any substantial comments (thanks for the support,
folks) I've arbitrarily decided on Friday 28th October for the 2nd
Libby '78 Reunion.
So let's meet up in The Standing Order, from around 7:30pm or so.
Copyright © JR
13th September 2005 - Website Re-vamp
The use of frames on the website has been causing problems,
the major of which are:
Discussion forum failures (see below)
Search engines not cataloging the site
I've now re-coded the entire site to remove the frames. The
end result, although almost unnoticeable, is actually slightly
tidier on some displays.
12th September 2005 - Nothing Happening
Due to a lengthy illness in the family and ultimately a
bereavement, this site hasn't been updated for some time, so
no progress has been made on arranging a reunion.
I'll get back to you all shortly.
27th July 2005 - Discussion Forum Update
I recently noticed that sometime people could log in to the forum, then
as soon as they clicked on something, they were logged straight back out
again. This didn't affect everyone though.
I tried changing all the interactive content of the website over to a
new server, upgrading the forum software, and re-setting all the file
securities, before working out that it was a combination of Internet
Explorer 6, the way the login "cookies" work and the fact that
the website uses frames.
I've re-coded the site navigation, so the the forum now uses the full
browser window, and that seems to have cured the problem!
24th July 2005 - New Mailing List Controls!
Up to now we've simply sent out e-mails to everyone who had taken some
kind of interest in the web site, so no doubt a few people who aren't
seriously interested in a re-union got mail they didn't want. Also,
there may be a few people who are interested, but are wary of getting in
For all of these, I've added a couple of scripts to make it easy for you
add yourself to or remove yourself from the mailing list. Just click on
the Mail List button at the left of any page.
14th July 2005 - E-mail Refresh!
I previously posted a note commenting that I may have lost a few of your
e-mail addresses. Well, it seems that on top of that, some of you have have
changed ISPs or otherwise discontinued the e-mail addresses that I have.
The following people's addresses were "bounced" during my mailshot of
Can I ask that those above get back in touch so I have up-to date addresses?
Also, if you can each check the Attendance page, you'll
be able to see all those I don't have e-mail addresses for. If you know
any of these people (or anyone other ex-Libbys) then please pass on the word.
12th July 2005 - Round 2, Take 2!
Well, that's damn near another year gone by. Interest seemed to fizzle out
last year, probably not helped by a few problems we were having with the
interactive parts of the website.
Everything seems to be working OK now, so let's some ideas going now for
something towards the end of summer?
6th October 2004 - Round 2!
another year has passed, so we must be due another go! I've e-mailed everyone
I have contact details for, so now it's up to you to get in touch with me and
let me know who's available.
30th September 2004 - New Address
you must now realise, we had to change the website URL (address) to
www.libby78.co.uk - This wasn't entirely by choice, but when I moved the site to
a new "hosting" service it worked out cheaper to have a .co.uk adress than the
old .org.uk one.
Such are the tribulations of running a web site...
25th October 2003 - The Report!
Well, after some serious prodding from John Jordan, we eventually managed
to get together in The Standing Order for an evening of drinks, chats,
drinks, reminiscences, and drinks...
All in all we had around 15 people turn up (I lost track around 9:30), which
doesn't seem too bad considering the relatively short notice given in the end.
Ricky Skedd couldn't make it, but roped his wee brother in to attend as a
deputy - nice one Tich!
At least we managed to recognise each other, although there was bit of "I
know that face - don't tell me...", and I think if it hadn't been for the
occasion, we'd all have passed each other in the street without a thought!.
I think the general feeling was that the girls were still recognisable from
the school photos, but we gents had mostly gone grey, bald or fat (and
sometimes all three).
Much "catching up" happened last night, along with memories of old
school mates, questions like "Can you remember the name of that teacher who
used to play tennis at lunchtimes in the really short skirt?", etc.
A few folk have been missed, and there now seems to be no trace of them -
Robin Paisley and Susan Miller were two who came readily to mind.
How about making this an annual event? More than a couple of people seemed to
be in favour of this - let us know what you think!
I have to thank Chris Maclennan who turned up trumps and not only produced an
"old style" Libby School Badge for me to scan, but also had a school tie!
Cheers mate, I'll get the badge back to you shortly.
22nd October 2003 - Find us!
guess some of us won't be recognisable to each other any more, and it'd be
criminal if someone turned up a couldn't find the rest of the group. I'll
try to find some way of attracting attention without having to wave a big
banner and looking like a total prat! Anyway, this is what your webmaster
looks like nowadays:
2nd October 2003 - Countdown!
the feedback has been almost non-existent, so we're setting up a fairly informal
get together in a town centre pub. Probably suits most people, anyway.
The reunion will be in "The Standing Order" in George Street, on the Friday 24th
October and we'll meet up around 7:30pm or so. That's 19:30 for anyone with a 24
hour watch! Look out for your e-mail invite and PLEASE pass the word on to
anyone else who may not be contactable electronically. I've also updated the posting on
for good measure.
We neglected to mention in the e-mailed invitations that your all welcome to bring
partners, if you like - sorry for that omission.
Hope to see you all there on the 24th!
12th May 2003 - Time's Up!
out and response through the Web site has been a bit non-committal, so we need a
simple indication of who would be interested in attending a reunion during the
latter part of the summer. Please e-mail us
and please let us know if there are particular dates during August/September that
are definitely bad for you, but note that we're still happy to collect suggestions
and comments via the Discussion Forum too.
At the moment numbers look like a possible 15-25 based on the contacts we've had so
far: There will be some people who can't make it, but there's probably a few who've
been watching the site and are interested but haven't made contact with us yet, and
there are at least a couple of people we know of who don't have routine access to
e-mail etc. If you know of anyone in this latter category, please pass the word on.
We've posted a list of people who've expressed an interest on the
Reunion Attendees page.
7th April 2003 - A Milestone!
clocked up our one thousandth visitor to the web site! This may not seem a big deal to
some, but this is a freebie, part-time web site with a limited potential audience.
We're pleased, anyway.
Recently, we've had a number
of contacts from people falsely claiming to be ex-Libby pupils: Why anyone would want to
do this is a complete mystery. We have to assume that it is some kind of scam to obtain
e-mail addresses. Consequently, with a mind to our user's privacy, the guest book has been
amended so that it no longer includes links to e-mail addresses. You are still asked to
provide one when you fill in the form, but it is now only for our own use.
The discussion forum has always included an option to hide your e-mail address.
When contacting Libby '78 by e-mail, we understand that people sometimes need to use
web-mail accounts (like Hotmail), but we ask that you include your "regular" e-mail
address within your message, to help determine authenticity. Thanks.
Regular visitors may
have noticed that the 'navigation' buttons for the site have changed. The old buttons
were a bit big and gave some people problems getting everything in the browser window.
(for anyone interested in the technicalities).
We also took the opportunity to swap the green stripe down the left for a pastel blue
one that's a bit more in keeping with the colour scheme used through the rest of the
Due to a site admin problem
(outside our control - honest!) we lost the contents of the forum, including all the
member logins. Sorry, but everyone will need to create new logins, if they haven't
already done so.
We'll be implementing a new backup policy from now on, to try to avoid any repetition.
Outline Plan for this Website
creation of this site (in July 2002), it was hoped to use the time up to January
2003 to spread the word and collect opinions on the form the reunion should take.
The response to date has been, frankly, disappointing, so we've had to shift the
We'll now take suggestions and initial comment until Spring 2003, say mid-April.
Then, having built up a picture of what is required we’ll set about the real
business of organising the event. No doubt some things won’t work out, but we’ll
keep you posted on the progress we’re making.
This probably means that we won't be able to arrange a reunion until late summer
(August or September).
About a month before the actual event we’ll send out proper invitations and/or
tickets to all those who intend to attend.