Mr Smylie was a legend as a History and Politics teacher. Very knowledgeable, very gifted, an amazing storyteller. He is still missed as head of Sixth Form even after nearly 8 years. he had a genuine love of his subject and a genuine concen for his students. He had such an influence on my career and my life. Many of us still talk about him and miss him.
I still have a love of History - a great teacher, he was made for his career!
great man, very very funny! always had a funny story to tell. only had him for one year of politics before he left but learnt a lot in that time! always had a reputation for being a good teacher!
He taught me in Annadale and was by far the best. A total socialist and gave everyone the same degree of distain. He worked you the full period, loads of interest. Looked a bid odd though??
mr smylie was a full on legend.. wish him the best 4 the future and whatever he does
Mr Smylie was gr8! You've never really lived until you have been taught the Cold War by a Communist!
a true living legend! learned a lot from him, and not just about history. why did the dossy wine addict have to leave? :P
Experienced, wise, highly intelligent - a true master of his subject. Not to mention an amazing storyteller. I wish him the best for the future.