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Life at Glenalmond is always busy, and this is where you will find all the latest news, galleries and notification of forthcoming events.

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BT Sport Academy Finals

Scotland's top young rugby talent, including players from Glenalmond, went head-to-head at the home of Scottish Rugby on Sunday 13 August at the BT Sport Academy Finals Day.


Sir Christopher Geidt

The recent news of Prince Philip’s retirement was delivered to Palace staff by the former Scots Guard, and now much-trusted Private Secretary to the Queen, OG Sir Christopher Geidt.


OG cricket match

OG XI v Glenalmond 1st XI, Sunday 30th April 2017 A chilly spring day greeted the OG team to their old stomping ground at Glenalmond, a team this year comprising a mixture of youth, skill, cricketing experience and humour. This has sometimes been a rarity in years gone by, partly down to the various humiliations on the field that have gone before.


Rising stars in the hockey world

John S and Susannah GF played against Wales during the Easter school holidays. Hockey coach David Stott is delighted to see how well both players are developing their skills and playing at such a good level for their country.


Piping win

OG Jamie Forrester (Patchell's 96-01) won the much coveted Captain John MacLellan Memorial Solo Piping overall Champion Piper


Robbie Coltrane

OG Robbie Coltrane (Patchell’s 63-68), star of Harry Potter films as Hogwarts’ gamekeeper and keeper of keys, Rubeus Hagrid, is about to star in a major new contemporary and hard-hitting drama on Channel 4.


Perform in Perth winners

After a seven year restructuring and investment programme within Glenalmond College’s Music Department – witnessing the introduction many new teachers and instruments - the school were thrilled to win multiple awards in many musical disciplines at this year’s tough, three week long Perform in Perth competition.


Golf scholars to top USA universities

OG Andrew Gibson (Goodacre’s 2011-15) is celebrating the offer of a golf scholarship with the prestigious Cougars at the University of Houston, USA. Congratulations also go to Sixth Form pupil, and current Scottish Boys' Champion, Will P who has been offered a golf scholarship at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Currently choosing between Psychology, Business Management and Sports Management, Andrew’s four year course will expose him to tough golfing and academic tuition following in the formidable footsteps of Faldo, Fred Couples and Fuzzy Zoeller. “They are some good names,” says Andrews, “it makes you realise that it is possible to follow and perhaps do what they are doing.”


Inter-House Swimming

Goodacre’s House gained a clean sweep in the inter-house swimming gala, with both junior and senior teams winning with an impressive number of 1st places.


Giant Slalom Race in Switzerland

Well done to the following boys who skied well at the Giant Slalom Race in Switzerland. Charlie A, Dougie M, Paul S and Antonin B ....


House Kit & Heritage Range

As part of our exciting new partnership with Playerlayer we are pleased to launch our new House and Heritage Ranges.


Inter-House Rugby October 2015

After a four year absence, it was great to welcome back into the calendar the Inter-House rugby event yesterday. What a wonderful afternoon! The sun shone and we celebrated a festival of enterprising rugby.


Golf Match v Merchiston

On a most beautiful and enjoyable afternoon at King's Acre Edinburgh, The Glenalmond and Merchiston golfers played out a tight series of foursome matches.