Callum Johnstone has been able to spending a year studying at Syracuse University thanks to this year's Lockerbie scholarship.
The school forged a special link with the university following the disaster, in which 35 of their students died.
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A brighter afternoon but windy with showers. Further rain/showers into Sunday. Some sunshine developing but winds staying strong and cooler