Digging deep is novel task for Loanhead author

Helen Nisbet George Terrace, Loanhead. and her book on her childhood in Glasgow.

Helen Nisbet George Terrace, Loanhead. and her book on her childhood in Glasgow.

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A LOANHEAD archaeologist has dug into her past for inspiration for her latest book.

Helen Nisbet has returned to her teenager diary to write “Giddy Old School – the Diary of a Swot 1948-1951”.

Miss Nisbet (77) described her newly-published book as a “fairly light-hearted” account of her years at Eastwood Senior Secondary School, which was in Clarkston before moving to Newton Mearns.

“Most of it is extracts from the diary I wrote at the time and I did the little drawings about 1982 just to pep it up a bit. About three years ago I decided to put them in a book,” explained Miss Nisbet, who studied for her O Grades and Highers at the school.

“Now I am retired and I am no longer quite so fit for travel and outdoor things that I like doing, I decided to use some of my past writings and I just felt people might be interested to know what school life was like 60 years ago compared to today.”

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