Former Modern Languages teacher, Eileen Elder, told us:
“I was appointed to the Modern Languages Department in 1981 after an 8 year career break. Did my husband congratulate me on my new job? No! All he said in hushed tones was “You’ll be working in the same department as Ronnie Chisholm!”
Ronnie Chisholm was a notable cricketer who opened the batting for Scotland for many years, hence my husband’s awe! Ronnie was PT of Modern Languages at Melville College, then Head of German at SMC after the merger. Ronnie was a very kind man who was loved by all and who continued to bamboozle our top schoolboy cricketers with his amazing spin-bowling in our annual Staff v 1st XI cricket match right up to his retirement!
You can find out more about Ronnie on the Cricket Scotland website here: http://www.cricketscotland.com/player/ronnie-chisholm/