The photograph sent by Jan Bondeson shows a metal ring for holding a napkin engraved with the image of the little dog.
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Jan Bondeson has written an article on Whitekirk for the “East Lothian Courier”. The illustration by RP Phillimore is taken from “RP Phillimore’s East Lothian”. https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/19173088.looking-back-mystery-behind-fire-whitekirk-chu
Sergeant Levick the school janitor was kept busy as the pupils were always up to mischief. He was popular with the pupils as he was reckoned to be fair.
The kids’ bolls consisted of a long narrow room lined with wardrobes or cupboards. A long narrow table ran down the middle of the room. The pupils’ uniforms were stored on shelves in the wardrobes
School uniforms were stored in a small room called the “Bells”. The storeroom was situated on the first floor of the north-west wing.
The Glengarry cap was introduced into the British Army as an undress cap in 1868. The pupils were probably issued with the headgear instead of the cap with the leather peak at the same time.
Wine was served to the pupils during the founder’s day celebrations held annually on the fourth of June. Fifty eight pupils decided to abstain from drinking alcohol in 1859. The abstainers became known as “The Gallant Fifty Eight”
The illustration shows one of the pupils holding a gauge which was used to check that that the balls used for scudding were of a standard diameter
The plan shows the layout of Heriot’s school grounds.