A leading boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 12-18 in Perthshire, Scotland
A 1st XV match upon Neish's is a wonderful occasion: the pipe band in full flight, committed sporting endeavour, vocal support from a packed stand and, beyond, the beauty of the glen - it is a quintessential Glenalmond scene. Look closely, however, and the facility - which is largely unchanged in 80 years - is in need of renewal. The focus of our appeal is therefore to erect a new, replacement spectator 100-seater stand, to install new pitch drainage, lay a pristine grass playing surface, and (subject to hitting our target) create a new first-team changing facility/first aid room at 'Mad Wifey's'. Perhaps most significantly, this new facility would be not only for our leading rugby players, but also for our first lacrosse team. In the 20 years since the school went fully co-educational, Glenalmond has risen to become the pre-eminent lacrosse school in Scotland, yet our firsts have enjoyed no dedicated pitch upon which to compete.
The total cost of this ambitious project is £280,000 to date we have raised £228,000.00 leaving just £52,000.00 to be raised.
Work is scheduled to start in January 2015.
Further details on the project can be found on Neish's
In the last year or so, generous benefaction has allowed us to complete a number of projects. These include new theatre seating, refurbished boarding rooms and the refurbishment and re-dedication of our squash courts. The latter thanks to the Jeniam Foundation and the Clarkson Family.
One of the biggest fundraising projects of recent years marked the debut of our £500,000 pipe organ installed in the Chapel in June 2007. Most of this sum was donated by former pupils and current parents and friends of the College who recognised the Chapel's pivotal role as the spiritual and physical heart of the school, and the inspiration it provides to successive generations of pupils who have shaped the College's extraordinarily successful musical tradition.
Other contributions that have been gratefully received have resulted in sponsorship of the pupils' ground floor Common Room in Skrine's House - £25,000; new uniforms for the College Pipe Bands - £27,692; an Award in Memory of Duncan Garrett OG - £10,000; new lighting for the College Theatre; reframing of team photographs in North Cloister; an Organ Scholarship; books for the Library; cricket; the Scottish Islands Peaks Race; The Duke of Edinburgh Award programme and Maths, Chemistry and Art Departments.
News of future fundraising projects will be posted on this page in the coming months.