Forth GP leaves a living legacy

A GP who worked in the small village of Forth for the past 12 years before finally retiring last November, has left a living legacy as her way of thanking the community.
Suzie Woods and Jill MurieSuzie Woods and Jill Murie
Suzie Woods and Jill Murie

Dr Jill Murie ran the Kingshill Medical Practice in Manse Road, and, to celebrate her 12 years of service, has sponsored a new award at Forth Primary School.

Jill said: “As a token of my appreciation to Forth, I have left a small legacy to the village. This is in memory of my P6/P7 teacher, Miss Stewart, from Langside Primary School in Glasgow. She made me what I am today from school dux to head girl, medical graduate and successful doctor.

“You cannot overestimate the influence of a teacher on a child’s development and progress, which is why I thought this was a very apt way of marking my 12 happy years in Forth.”

The award will be presented to a P6/7 pupil in Forth Primary who best demonstrates the school’s core values of ‘Respect, Endeavour, Confidence and Trust’.

The winner will receive a shield for one year and a trophy to keep as a memento of their achievement.

Dr Murie will also donate prize money of £100 per year to the school as part of this new award.

Mrs Suzie Woods, headteacher at Forth Primary said: “Forth Primary are delighted to have received the endeavour award and shield from Dr Murie and would like to thank her for her generosity.

“Each year a Primary seven child who tries exceptionally hard and displays great effort, will receive the award. We look forward to Dr Murie presenting it for the first time in June.”