McNabb & Tait House

McNabb & Tait House, running the whole length of Academy Place, is where you will find  all the boys within the Dollar boarding community. 

nullThere is room for up to 49 boys in McNabb & Tait and rooms are comfortable, modern and colourful. Younger boys share, usually two to a room, while the older boys have single rooms, some with en-suite facilities and all recently refurbished in the last few years. There are four generous sized common rooms, all with Digital TV, and DVD access. Two computer suites have high speed internet access and Skype facility for staying in touch with relatives abroad and there is full access to wifi throughout the house.

The ethos of the house is very much based on creating a warm, family atmosphere while recognising every boy’s individuality. All boys are encouraged to pursue their own co-curricular interests; consequently McNabb & Tait has strong representation throughout the wider school but most significantly in the areas of sport, music and drama.

nullThe Houseparents, Neil & Gill McFadyean, both teach at the school; Mr McFadyean teaches History, Modern Studies and Philosophy while Mrs McFadyean teaches in the Prep School.  Their son and daughter are both Dollar pupils while Ozzy, the black labrador and Mack the cocker spaniel are the final ingredients in this large, welcoming and very happy family home. 


Mr Neil McFadyean
Mrs Gill McFadyean
Mr Martin Hose
Mr Billy Prior
Mr Neil McEwan
Miss Lynette Pollock
Miss Katie Cleghorn
Mrs Mary Carmichael
Mrs Irene Blackie
Mrs Eileen Johnstone
Mrs Barbara Baxter
Mrs Yvonne McCallion
Mrs Catherine Reynolds
Mrs Isobel Thomson
Mrs Mairi McPheat