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Scottish Schools' Cross Country Championships (24/11/2014)

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Nine girls from Glenalmond raced at the Scottish Schools’ Road Race in Falkirk. The senior girls team - led home by Annie Porter and followed by Laura Godfrey-Faussett, Beth Stephen, Isla Graham and Marina Morgan – finished sixth in the team event. Read more >>

Tayside and Fife Swim Championships (18/11/2014)

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The Olympia Pool in Dundee hosted two days of intense competition at the Tayside and Fife Swimming Championships. This annual event attracts swimmers of all ages from across the district to compete in their various age categories. Read more >>

Glenalmond through to Third Round of ISGA Golf Tournament (17/11/2014)

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Well done to the Glenalmond golf team, who won their delayed Second Round ISGA knock-out match against St Leonard’s School at Crieff GC by 3 matches to 0. Will Porter won 4 and 3, Andrew Gibson won 1 up and Jordan Chatt won 2 up. The Third Round match will be against Robert Gordon’s School. Read more >>

Mountain Biking Success (17/11/2014)

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Third Former Charlie A is celebrating a win at the Tayside and Fife Youth Mountain Bike Series. He came first in his first three races, winning the U14 boys’ series, with the best three of six races counting towards the final result. He has now been invited to attend a training day as part of his Scottish Cycling development group. Read more >>

Wakeboarding Championships 2014 (10/11/2014)

Wakeboarding Championships 2014

Many congratulations to Blair F, who is now the British Junior Open System 2 Cable Wakeboard Champion 2014. The Open class is a very competitive class, and Blair was competing against those with daily access to the water for training sessions, which makes his achievement even more notable. Read more >>

Scotland Lacrosse Selection 2014 (31/10/2014)

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Well done to five Glenalmond girls who have been selected for the Scotland lacrosse squads in this important World Cup year. Read more >>

OG selected to play rugby for his country (13/10/2014)

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Congratulations to Tom Galbraith (OG 2014) who has been selected to play rugby for the U20 Squad for Scotland. We follow his progress with great interest and wish him well. Read more >>

Pupil awarded Captaincy for U16 Rugby...... (13/10/2014)

Kaleem Barreto in Caledonia XV Squad

Congratulations to Kaleem Barreto who has been appointed Captain of the U16 Caledonia XV Rugby Team for 2014 - 2015 season. Read more >>

Rugby training session at Cargilfield..... (13/10/2014)

Rugby training session at Cargilfield

Mr Thomas and Mr Swaile ran a successful training session at Cargilfield. Five boys from the Glenalmond rugby squad went along and helped make the afternoon a special occasion. Read more >>

Medal at National Junior Golf Championship (09/10/2014)

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Congratulations to Andrew Gibson, this year's captain of golf, who came third with a fine gross 74 in the St Leonard's National Junior Golf Championship played on the St Andrew's Eden Course. Read more >>

Prep School Rugby Training Session.... (08/10/2014)

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The 1st XV travelled to Craigclowan this week and led an enjoyable training session with the top two year groups at the school. The session included some individual skills specific to playing positions. Read more >>

Glenalmond Boys in Midlands Hockey Selections... (30/09/2014)

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The following boys made district representative selection for the Midlands Hockey team. The tournament was held at the weekend and all boys performed well within their representative levels. Read more >>

Girls' Netball and Hockey District Selections... (30/09/2014)

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Congratulations to the following on their Midlands District Hockey Selection: U18: Minnie Murray-Poore U16: Midlands: Eleanor Skinner, Appin Mackay-Champion, Annie Porter, Ailsa Conway Congratulations to the following on selection for the Perth and Kinross District Netball Squads: U17: Jules Porter, Annie Porter, Ailsa Conway U15: Sophie Baird, Maja Sikora, Lucy Murray-Wake Read more >>

Golf match v Tonbridge School (29/09/2014)

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Last week the school hosted 8 boys from Tonbridge School, who were volunteers at The Ryder Cup. On an afternoon off Glenalmond played a friendly golf match at Cairnies. The four four-ball matches were all very close, with Glenalmond edging it 3 games to 1. However, it was a good test of golf for the visitors, as not only were they playing a new course they also had to borrow clubs from their hosts. Read more >>

Scotland Water Polo (29/09/2014)

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Congratulations to Lauren D who attended trials for the Scotland Under 18 Water Polo Team last week and has been selected to be part of the team. She will be the youngest member travelling to Cardiff in November to compete in the North Sea Cup. We wish Lauren and the rest of the team good luck. Read more >>

GTCS Professional Recognition for Outdoor Learning (29/09/2014)

Dr Wilkinson at GCT 2014

Congratulations to Dr Wilkinson on achieving General Teaching Council for Scotland professional recognition for Outdoor Learning. He received his certificate at GTCS headquarters at Clerwood House, Edinburgh. 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 >>

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 >>