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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 >>

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

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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 >>

Perth and Kinross District Netball Selection (26/06/2014)

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It was a wonderful weekend at the Perth and Kinross district netball trials last weekend. Many congratulations to Lucy M-W and Sophie B on being selected for the U15 squad and Jules P for being selected for the U17 squad. Good luck to Annie P and Ailsa C who will have their U17 trial during the summer holidays. Read more >>

Race for Life 5K (25/06/2014)

Race for life photo June 2014

The recent Race for Life 5K in Edinburgh was enhanced and brightened considerably by a healthy contingent of Lothian and Home juniors. Lothian Fourth Form girls ran with both tutors and parents and family in attendance and Home Third Formers ran with plenty of parental support. The girls raised funds for Cancer Research UK – an excellent cause that touches all of us at some point. Read more >>

Blairgowrie Golf Competition Win (24/06/2014)

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Last week Andrew G (G) won the Blairgowrie Junior match-play Golf Championship and has shown, this year at both school and club level, that he has the ability to beat players with lower handicaps. Congratulations Andrew on a well deserved win! Read more >>

Royal Highland Show - Rosette Winner (23/06/2014)

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Congratulations to Fifth Former Emily S who won a showing class at the Royal Highland Show, which qualifies her for the Horse of the Year Show at the NEC on 9 October. Read more >>

Golf at King's Acre Edinburgh (22/06/2014)

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On a very hot Thursday afternoon at King’s Acre GC in Edinburgh The Glenalmond golf team took on Merchiston in our annual fixture. The six member team were very competitive and the match ended in a 3-3 draw, with two wins each and two halved matches. Read more >>

Sports Dinner (09/06/2014)

Glenalmond Sports Dinner 2014

The second annual sports dinner has been held at Glenalmond to celebrate 1st team sport. The girls and boys from the major sports were invited to the dinner which involved speeches from Mr Davies, Miss Bircher and two of the team Captains (Tom G for Rugby and Cricket and Jemima M P for Hockey and Tennis). Read more >>

U15 Scotland Cricket Selection (06/06/2014)

Glenalmond Cricket

Well done to Kaleem B who has been selected for the U15 Scotland cricket squad. An excellent achievement! Read more >>

Former pupil selected for Scottish Thistles Rugby 7s (06/06/2014)

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Well done to former Glenalmond pupil Richard Mill who has been selected to play for the Scottish Thistles Rugby 7s team to play on the GB7s tour. Read more >>

U14 Midlands Hockey Success.... (22/05/2014)

U14 Midlands girls hockey squad May 2014

Many congratulations to Lorna Porter and the U14 Midlands Hockey Squad who won the Inter-District Tournament at Peffermill, Edinburgh at the weekend. They beat West of Scotland 1-0, South 6-0, North 4-0 and met West again in the Final beating them 2-0 this time around. This bodes well for the future of the Midlands District squad. Read more >>

Pupils achieve SRU Refereeing Certification (22/05/2014)

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During the Monday Activities, seven boys have been undergoing the SRU Level 1 Refereeing course. This involved several hours of lessons, a Laws examination, and a practical session in which each was assessed refereeing a short game. This is the first rung on a very rewarding ladder, and this qualification allows them to referee a variety of games at different levels; hopefully they continue now they have qualified. They all learned a great deal about the game, and not least about the difficulties of being the person in the middle making all those controversial decisions! Read more >>

Scottish Schools Equestrian Championships (29/04/2014)

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The Glenalmond Equestrian team pulled out all the stops for this year’s Championships and after a long day competing came away with a record 7 rosettes! Read more >>

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)

SCT Ryden Tournamet March 2014

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 >>