A former instructor at a popular sea school is planning a reunion for some of the 28,000 students who once took part in classes at the site.
Hopeman resident Ed McCann hopes some of his former students will help raise £3,000 for a plaque to mark the former site of the educational institution.
The 71-year-old taught at the school for three years, from 1967-1970 – and he still receives messages from former students to this day.
The site has been turned in to a housing development – much to the surprise of visitors who attend the area.
Mr McCann said: “People still come in to the village asking where the sea school is, but there is nothing there to show that the school ever existed.”
He is working with the Outward Bound Trust to raise funds to for two information boards to be placed alongside the plaque at the former site of the school.
His big hope is that the unveiling of the plaque could become a weekend event, and an opportunity for former students to catch up at the site.
In the future he even hopes that the sailing boat Prince Louis 2, which was used by the seafaring youths, could make a return to Moray’s shores.
Students at the school were aged from their mid-teens to their early 20s, and undertook a variety of activities including camping, canoeing and sailing.
Mr McCann said: “I feel very strongly that the importance of the Moray Sea School should be acknowledged.
“Lessons taught at the school set individuals up for life in terms of the huge impact on self-confidence, team work, sense of achievement and self-worth.
“These commemorative plaques will enable people to understand its history and importance – not only to all alumni and staff but also to the local economy.”
Mr McCann is also appealing for anyone with memories or photographs of the sea school to send those to him, as they could be used to form part of a display at the site.
Donations can be made, quoting Moray Sea School, either online or by sending a cheque to The Outward Bound Trust, Robertson House, 152 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4TB.
Memories and photographs should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org