OG News

Richard Mill - Goodacre's 2000 - 2005 & Russell Nimmo - Patchell's 2006 - 2008
Congratulations to both Richard and Russell who have been selected for the squad for the Scotland Club International side playing Ireland and France in February and March 2014.  Second row Nimmo and half-back Mill will be part of the 41 man squad who will train together weekly with their first trial game on 6 January.

Gemma Sole - Lothian 2003 - 2008

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.  Eleven members of the Glenalmond community went along to support the Scottish side in this warm-up match prior to the Commonwealth Games this summer.  An amazing experience for the pupils to see this level of play so close up and all enjoyed the evening.  Good luck to the Scottish Thistles this summer!

Gareth Walker - Reid's 2006 - 2008

Congratulations to Gareth Walker who has won the David Rose award in Rugby League.  This accolade is awarded to the Scotland A Team's player of the year and is an excellent achievement for Gareth who is only in his second season of league rugby.  Gareth plays for the Edinburgh Eagles and became their starting hooker in 2012.  He was selected for Scotland later that year.

Alexander Chapman Campbell - Reid's 2001-2006

10 sketches of light

It's just been announced that his recordings 'Ten Sketches of Light' are going to be album of the week on Classic FM's John Brunning's Drive programme.


David Woodcock  - Matheson's 2000 - 2005

David was named goalkeeper of the tournament at the recent Richard Docherty Indoor Hockey Tournament.He was playing for Grange hockey club, finishing a very respectable 4th place.

The Richard Docherty Tournament is run in memory of Richard who was a hockey player who died suddenly in a diabetic coma, all funds raised went to charity (this year £5000). The tournament had many Olympic athletes playing so it was a great achievement for David to win this award.


Glenalmond Cellars

We are delighted to announce a new range of Glenalmond Champagne and Wine in time for Christmas 2012.
To find out more information please click on the advertisement. 



Kevin MacDonald Kevin MacDonald

OG and Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin MacDonald (Skrine's 1981-86) has been awarded the highly coveted Coutts Grierson Trustees' Award 2012. At the award ceremony, vice chairman of the Grierson Trust and BBC Commissioning Editor said that Kevin "has already made an outstanding contribution to the art and craft of the British documentary…masterful storyteller, a director who is always trying to get to the core of his subjects and explore human truths." His first theatrical documentary, One Day in September, won the Oscar in 2000. Subsequent feature documentaries include Touching the Void (BAFTA for best British film 2004), My Enemy's Enemy (2006), Life in a Day (2010) and Marley (2012). Kevin has also made a number of award winning feature films, including The Last King of Scotland (2006), State of Play (2009) and the forthcoming How I Live Now.




 Undergraduate Success at Cambridge

Two young OGs at Cambridge have been hitting the headlines recently; Amber Ace (Home 2002-08) in the winning Kings College team in University Challenge and Alice Strang Steel (Home 2006-11) winning a Rowley Mainhood award at Emmanuel College for outstanding academic potential based on her achievements at A level.


OG & Hon OG Munro Baggers

Douglas Allan (Goodacre's 1953-58)
Hugo Allan (Patchell's 1982-87)
Andy Brydie (Skrine's 1985-90)
Jeremy Fenton (Cairnies 1962-66)
Simon Fraser (Skrine's 1966-71)
Rory Gibson (Goodacre's 1974-79)
Graham Guthrie (Patchell's 1949-1953)
Andrew Johnston (Patchell's 1974-79)
Fred Lawson (Goodacre's 1955-59)
Alastair Montgomery (Matheson's 1967-72)
Arthur Muirhead (Patchell's 1946-52)
Andrew Simpson (Patchell's 1985-89)
Des Bassett (Hon OG)
Joe Stewart (Hon OG)

If you qualify for membership of this exclusive club of those who have climbed all 284 of the Munros and would like your name added to the list please email Louise Davidson


Alumni Montium - Sixty years of Glenalmond and its peopleAMCover

Alumni Montium ('children of the mountains) takes its title from the opening
lines of the Glenalmond Carmen: Adeste, quotquot estis,/Alumni Montium.                        
The sixty years from 1948 to 2008 have witnessed great changes in the College,
from quasi-monastic seclusion to full co-education. It is the story of a community
adapting to developments in the outside world, yet preserving its essential character.

To order your copy, please contact the Development Office 01738 842046.

Price £30 plus p&p


The History of the Old Glenalmond Golfing SocietyOGGS Cover
1933 - 2008, written by Andrew Primrose OG.

Copies available from the Development Office. Price £10, plus £1 postage.

Please phone or email  Maureen Marshall for more details.



Michael Walker & Sandy Dudgeon

Michael Walker and Sandy Dudgeon, both past OG Club Chairman, 
resplendent in their OG Blazers. Blazer material available through the
Development Office, priced at £35 a metre. Please phone or email Maureen Marshall 
for further details.


Director of Alumni Relations:
Telephone: 01738 842 025
Email:  Maureen Marshall

Development & Alumni Relations Administrator:
01738 842 046
Email: Louise Davidson