Good morning and welcome to the final week of the first half of term.
This morning, we pay tribute to a man who has been at the centre of our school community for 27 years. Dr Barr is retiring as Minister of Cramond Kirk and he started visiting Cargilfield after being appointed as Minister of Cramind Kirk in 1993. He has been a huge support during times of great sadness and joy, and we have enjoyed his weekly talks in Chapel as well as him presiding at our major Services of the year including the Carol Service and our Easter Service. When we have needed him, Russell has been there, devoting his life to the service of others: he has been a champion of the homeless, helping to set up the charity Fresh Start, and making it one of the key themes during his year as Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 2016, when he invited our Chapel Choir to sing at the General Assembly - a moment we shall never forget - and he has always served his community here in Cramond Kirk, where the large congregations on a Sunday are testament to his work within the community.We wish Russell and Margaret a wonderful retirement - a chance to reduce the golf handicap and spend more time with their grandchildren - and we thank him for all that he has done for our school community. We are very grateful indeed.
Watch the tribute here.
Welcome to Cargilfield! We hope this short film gives you a glimpse of what life is like for the girls and boys at our school. We would love to welcome you in person to tour Cargilfield and explain more fully exactly what makes a Cargilfield education so special and so different. Please get in touch with Fiona Craig, our Registrar if you would like to find out more; her email address is [email protected] or you can telephone her on 0131 336 2207.