Tristan Government Representative talks to sixth formers.

Tristan Lecture at Gordonstoun School

Scottish school pupils hear of Tristan connections

Report and photo from Chris Carnegy

     Prince Philip's school, Gordonstoun in Scotland, was the setting on September 15 as Tristan’s UK Representative Chris Carnegy gave a lecture to over 100 sixth form students.

     Taking as his theme 'Did a Scotsman create Utopia?', Chris explored the idealistic founding principles of William Glass of Kelso who created the island community in 1817 as a co-operative venture with all 'equal in every respect'.

     Chris also traced some island history, including the 1957 visit by the Duke of Edinburgh who was a pupil at Gordonstoun.

School Principal Lisa Kerr with Chris and the Gordonstoun Quaich, the traditional 'Scottish cup of friendship'.