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Glenalmond Pupil Wins Scottish Golf Prize (18/04/2014)

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Fifth Former Will Porter has won the Scottish Junior (U18) order of merit for golf. This is a fantastic achievement; he has competed in a season-long merit table with the top five scores counting. Read more >>

Scottish Schools Skiing Finals (14/03/2014)

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Well done to the Glenalmond girls ski team who came third overall in the Scottish Schools Alpine Finals in Aviemore, winning bronze medals. They were supported by Mr and Mrs Erdal who, as Chairman and Treasurer of the Scottish Schools Snowsports Association, helped run the event. Read more >>

Lacrosse Tournament Success (14/03/2014)

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Congratulations to the 1st XII and 2nd XII Lacrosse teams on their wonderful performances at the SCT and Ryden Rosebowl Tournaments with the 1st XII the overall winners of their competition. Read more >>

Scottish Schools Cross Country Championships (10/03/2014)

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Glenalmond sent its largest ever team, 14 runners, to compete in the Scottish Schools Cross-Country Championships over the leave-out weekend. Read more >>

District Swimming Champion (04/03/2014)

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Congratulations to Tobermory Mackay-Champion (G) who competed in the District swim meet held in Dundee at the weekend. He achieved qualifying times in both 200m and 100m breastroke for the forthcoming British Championships this August, and is now the District Open Champion for breaststroke in those two events. Well done Tobermory! Read more >>

District Hockey Success (04/03/2014)

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Congratulations to Jack Kinloch who was in the U18 Midland indoor hockey team which won the recent round-robin National finals between the Midlands, West, East, North and Highlands districts. This was a great achievement for Midlands district and Jack played a key role in winning the games. Read more >>

Cross-Country Running (28/02/2014)

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Glenalmond sent a large team of about 30 runners to the Strathallan Invitation Race on Thursday. Our senior boys were led home by Captain Angus McCance, and the senior boys team finished second only to some exceptional St Leonard's runners. Laura Godfrey-Fausett ran very well to lead home the senior girls, who also finished second in the team competition. Second place in the team event was also achieved by the intermediate boys, with Lorne Robb the leading the Glenalmond runner. Read more >>

Try Scorer for Caledonia Rugby (28/02/2014)

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Well done to Glenalmond Fourth Former Kaleem Barreto who was among the try scorers for Caledonia in their 20-7 win against Glasgow in the regional U16 fixtures on Murrayfield’s back pitches this week. Fellow Glenalmond pupil Ruaraidh Leader was also playing for the winning Caledonia team. It was a high tempo match with both teams competing fiercely, with Caledonia having the slight edge over their opposition. Read more >>

Scottish Districts Rugby Selection (21/02/2014)

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Congratulations to Tom Galbraith (G) who has been selected for the Scottish Districts Rugby XV U18 squad to face a Scotland XV U18 team this weekend. This match is effectively a final trial for the England game, as the squad of 26 will be selected from this group. An excellent achievement, and we wish Tom all the best. Read more >>

Lacrosse Honours (19/02/2014)

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Congratulations to the seven Glenalmond girls who have been selected to play for Scotland in the Home Internationals in Wales at the end of March. Jemima Murray-Poore, Holly Craven, Mollie Maclean and Michaela Macphie have been selected for the A squad, while Hannah-Jane Headon, Tara Houston and Sophie Ledingham have been selected for the B squad. An excellent achievement, and it’s great to have so many girls in the Scotland team! Read more >>

Brewin Dolphin U18 Plate Winners.... (06/02/2014)

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Glenalmond College V’s Gordonstoun - W 54 – 10. What a cracking evening! Under lights and the glow of the Murrayfield stadium the XV were announced on to the pitch with a roar from the crowd and a big blast from the local DJ. The atmosphere was electric and the scene was set for what was to be an emphatic performance from the XV. Gordonstoun certainly played their part in an entertaining game that certainly demonstrated all that is good in Scottish school boy rugby. Read more >>

Glenalmond v Kelvinside - Brewin Dolphin Plate Semi-Final (03/02/2014)

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After one cancellation and the threat of snow at Coll, the decision to move the Plate Semi Final to the artificial surface at Murrayfield was to prove a wise one. The Glenalmond XV turned in a performance of real style and energy to dispose of a committed Kelvinside outfit. Result W 63-0 Read more >>

Girls' Skiing (31/01/2014)

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Glenalmond girls have pushed themselves hard in the British Schoolgirls’ Ski Championships in Flaine, France. Phoebe A just missed out on a top 15 place in the Giant Slalom, falling at the last gate, while Natalie K was showing the benefits of the week of race training she won in last year’s competition. For Annie P, this was her first real experience of ski racing and she coped very well, showing real potential. The girls were a credit to the school, and drew the attention of a number of OGs (former Glenalmond pupils) who were delighted to see them doing so well. Read more >>

RLSS Lifeguard Course (30/01/2014)

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Congratulations to our 17 newly-qualified pool lifeguards! The pupils have been working hard towards their National Pool Lifeguard Qualification, which allows them to supervise the Glenalmond pool as well as those in the wider community. Their trainer praised the pupils’ attitude and approach, and they should certainly be proud of their 100% pass rate! Read more >>

Caledonia U16 and U17 Rugby (29/01/2014)

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Glenalmond College Rugby is delighted that four players have progressed to the ‘extended’ squad stage of Caledonia selection. Ruaraidh Leader and Kaleem Barreto (U16) and Duncan Wither and Paul Ritch (U17) will be endeavouring to make the match squads of 23 players during Caledonia training sessions in the forthcoming weeks. The College has already seen two players progress at U18 level. Max Renouf (Caledonia) and Tom Galbraith (Borders) have already represented their regions. Read more >>

British Schoolboys' Ski Championships 2014 (28/01/2014)

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Well done to the Glenalmond team who have come third in the dual slalom knockout competition. British Schoolboys' Ski Championships being held in Meringen in Switzerland. They beat 13 other schools to make it onto the podium - a great achievement. Read more >>

Gemma Sole OG plays for Scottish Thistles v New Zealand Silver Ferns (15/01/2014)

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Many Congratulations to Gemma Sole (Captain of Coll 2007-2008, Captain of Lacrosse and Vice-Captain of Netball 2008) on her performance for the Scottish Thistles against New Zealand Silver Ferns at the Emirates Stadium, Glasgow. Read more >>

Youth Golf Champion (13/01/2014)

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Fifth Former Will Porter has been named as Youth Champion by the Angus County Golf Association. His award was announced at the recent prize-giving dinner at the Letham Grange Golf Club. Read more >>

Rugby League award for OG (09/01/2014)

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Former Glenalmond pupil Gareth Walker has won the David Rose Award in rugby league. This is awarded to the Scotland A Team’s player of the year, and is an excellent achievement for Gareth in only his second season of rugby league. Read more >>

OG Rugby Success (17/12/2013)

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Congratulations to Richard Mill and Russell Nimmo, both former Glenalmond pupils, who have been selected for the squad for the Scotland Club International side playing Ireland and France in February and March 2014. Read more >>