Glenalmond College News      

Start of term barbecue..... (10/09/2014)

School BBQ with catering staff

Weekends are always busy at Glenalmond, and the first of the term included lessons, rugby and hockey matches, Second and Third Form quiz night, Fifth Form film night, Sixth Form social evening, chapel, various house activities and culminated in a barbecue on the Sunday evening. The catering team, led by Mr Abbott, provided their usual friendly service and tasty food! Read more >>

Taster Day 2014 (04/09/2014)

Taster Day 2014 poster

The Glenalmond Taster Day takes place on Saturday 13 September 2014, and offers the opportunity to find out what it’s like to be a pupil at Glenalmond College. Read more >>

Hamish in Youth Music Theatre (04/09/2014)

Youth Music Theatre

Glenalmond Fifth Former Hamish H has had a busy summer, having been selected to join the cast of the Youth Music Theatre show The Making of Ali and Nino, at the South Hill Park Arts Centre in Bracknell over the summer. Read more >>

Extended Project Award (03/09/2014)

Wordsworth medal

Congratulations to the ten Glenalmond pupils who achieved their EPQ (Extended Project Qualification) this summer, 7 of them with A* or A grades. The projects take the pupils beyond the A level syllabus and this is increasingly recognised by the universities, many of which are including the EPQ in their offers to pupils. Read more >>

Women's Rugby World Cup (14/08/2014)

Good luck to former pupil Joanna McGilchrist, who is playing for England in the Women's Rugby World Cup Final in Paris next week! Read more >>

Bronze British Swimming Medal (14/08/2014)

Tobermory MC British Championship Bronze Medal

Congratulations to Tobermory M-C who gained a bronze medal in his age group in the 200m breaststroke at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield this summer. Read more >>

A Level Results 2014 (14/08/2014)


Glenalmond pupils have once again achieved strong results in their A levels, with 67% of all results at A*, A and B grades. The overall pass rate was 97%, and over 10% of this year’s leavers achieved three A grades or more. Two Glenalmond pupils will be taking up Oxbridge university places. Read more >>

Summer Golf Success for Will P (12/08/2014)

Will P golfing success August 2014

Glenalmond Sixth Former Will P has had a busy summer on the golf course. The +1 handicap player came second in the Fife County U18 Strokeplay at Drumoig, but won the Angus County U18 Strokeplay at Balumbie Castle and completed the double when he went on to win the boys’ Matchplay title. Read more >>

All at Sea! (22/07/2014)

Sailing Trip July 2014

A group of Glenalmond Fourth Form pupils have recently returned from a successful sailing trip with Ocean Youth Trust Scotland. The crew of eight girls and three boys, accompanied by Mr Hughes and Mr Smith, sailed a category zero, round-the-world racing yacht some 300 miles in 7 days between Oban and Greenock. Read more >>

Novel mention of Glenalmond..... (21/07/2014)

berties guide to life front cover

A couple of years after best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith delivered the prizegiving address at Commemoration Day, we are honoured to see Glenalmond mentioned in very warm terms in his novel "Bertie's Guide to Life and Mothers", which has proved to be hugely successful worldwide. We are delighted that Glenalmond made such a strong impression on Mr McCall Smith, and hope that all our visitors have such a warm and positive experience. Read more >>

Another Wicked Young Writer! (07/07/2014)

Wicked Young Writers logo

A second Glenalmond pupil has been named as a finalist in the 2014 Wicked Young Writers Competition. George M has been selected for the final, along with Jamie A. Both boys have been invited down to London for the ceremony in August. Read more >>

Commonwealth Baton Bearer (07/07/2014)

Clara C Commonwealth Baton Bearer

Glenalmond pupil Clara C was in the international spotlight when she carried the Commonwealth Games torch through Methven in Perthshire on its way to Glasgow as part of the Queen's Baton Relay. Read more >>

RSE Young Academy of Scotland Appointment (07/07/2014)

Young Academy of Scotland logo

We are proud to announce that Dr Matt Gibson, Reid's Housemaster, has been invited to join the Royal Society of Edinburgh's Young Academy of Scotland (YAS) as part of their Working Group on Education. He is one of 43 new members who will help realise the central YAS mission of addressing "the most challenging issues facing society in Scotland and beyond". Read more >>

Robert Louis Stevenson Award (07/07/2014)

Ysabella A and James Robertson

Issy A has been awarded the poetry prize in the newly instituted Robert Louis Stevenson Writing Competition for senior pupils, organised jointly by the Robert Louis Stevenson Club and Edinburgh Napier University. Read more >>

Wicked Young Writer Finalist...... (30/06/2014)

jamie arnold wicked writing competition

On the very last day of term we heard that Jamie A has been selected as one of 20 finalists in his age category (from over 3500 entries) for the Wicked Young Writers' Award with a beautiful piece of reflective writing entitled 'Moncrieffe Island'. Read more >>

Swimming medal winner becomes fastest in Scotland .... (30/06/2014)

swimming goggles

Glenalmond Fifth Former Tobermory Mackay-Champion is the fastest 16 year old in Scotland at 100m breast stroke, and bronze medal winner in 16-17 year age group. These achievements came on the same day that his sister, Fourth Former Appin, scored three goals for Scotland II against Ulster. Congratulations to them both. Read more >>

Red Arrows at Glenalmond (28/06/2014)

Red Arrows at Glenalmond College

Commem ended in stunning fashion this year with a formation fly-past by the Red Arrows. The Red Arrows, now in their 50th Display Season, were transiting to Stirling where they were to perform a full display at the Armed Forces’ Day later in the afternoon. Read more >>

Fundraising 100 mile Walking Challenge (27/06/2014)

100 Mile walkers challenge 2014

Congratulations to the group of 18 Glenalmond Fifth Formers who have completed a 100 mile walk in five days to raise money for charity. They have already raised over £9000 for the Bubble Foundation, which works to save the lives of babies and children born without an immune system. This is a fantastic achievement, and they were still smiling as they walked down Front Avenue at the end of the 100 mile walk, which took in the Fife Coastal Path from the Forth Road Bridge. Read more >>

Hadrian's Wall Visit (27/06/2014)

hadrians wall photo 1

Sixteen of our Fifth Formers visited Hadrian's Wall along with 23 First and Second Form children from Ardvreck School. They visited Housesteads and Vindolanda forts as well as the wonderful Roman Army Museum. Read more >>

Leadership Exercise (27/06/2014)

leadership exercise june 2014

A group of Lower Sixth Form pupils have completed a challenging 3-day leadership exercise in the wilds of Highland Perthshire. The 74 pupils were given a storyline based scenario, requiring them to save the school from enemy forces, and to overcome a series of physical and mental tasks in their journey back Glenalmond. Read more >>