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Dr Gilliand

It is with regret that we write to inform you that our former Principal, Dr Brian Gilliland, has passed away following illness. Dr Gilliland arrived at Cairnshill PS as Principal in 1987 and was an integral part of the school for twenty years until his retirement in 2007.


During his twenty-year tenure, Dr Gilliland was able to oversee an increased enrolment in the school – going from a two form to a three form entry. Staff, parents and former pupils still speak fondly of their memories of Dr Gilliland and it is evident that he has left a legacy at Cairnshill which will remain for many years to come.


We would like to express our deepest condolences to his wife Liz and his entire family circle on behalf of the whole school community.



E McCracken

Chair of the Board of Governors