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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