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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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Welcome to the Premiere of Epicene

At last the curtain is rising on our long awaited whole school play, Epicene! We very much hope you enjoy the production and our thanks and congratulations to all the pupils and staff involved!


Invitation to the Premiere of Epicene

Glenalmond College Director of Theatre, Liz Moss, and the pupils and staff involved in the whole-school production of Epicene invite you to join them for the premiere of "Epicene the Movie" at 7pm on Saturday, 23rd January.


Glenalmond College Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

Thank you for joining us for our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols. Our traditional Candlelit Service is one of the most poignant events in the school calendar and a Service our current pupils very much look forward to and our former pupils have very fond memories of. We have adapted our usual service to ensure it is COVID-safe for all involved and we very much hope you enjoy joining us this evening in our beautiful Chapel, Library, Dining Hall and Front Quad.


Glenalmond Lifts Spirits with Show First Performed After Plague

A rarely-performed play which was first staged in London after an 18-month plague 400 years ago has been brought back to the stage by Glenalmond College. Glenalmond is one of very few schools in the UK to stage a play in the midst of restrictions and allow pupils to experience fully a performance while adhering to COVID-safe measures. The show - which will not be seen by a live audience - is Epicene, the 1609 Renaissance comedy by Ben Jonson. The play was originally performed after a long period when London theatres were closed due to the plague, so the timing of its Glenalmond revival chimes keenly with the present day.


Invitation to Glenalmond Remembrance Service

Glenalmond’s Remembrance Sunday Service is traditionally extremely well supported by current pupils and families and former pupils too. This year we are not able to have our usual service with congregation so we are inviting you to join us online. We are also sharing content via social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube or Linkedin - and we'd be delighted to see you there too. You can also watch our live feed of our Pipe Major Duncan K playing in the run up to the two minute silence at 11am on our main Glenalmond College Facebook and Instagram feeds. We hope you are able to join us.


Join us online for our Thursday Lunchtime Concert

Glenalmond College invites you to join us live via Facebook and Instagram for our first Thursday Lunchtime Concert of the academic year. Our Thursday concerts are designed as informal opportunities for children to experience performing in front of an audience. To ensure we have a COVID-safe event, the performers are all from the same year group bubbles and all Fifth Form Music Scholars. Fellow Fifth Formers in the same bubble will be able to attend. Our performers this week are Meredith K (clarsach), Arthur M (violin) and Ben B (piano). You are most welcome to join us via live stream on Instagram and Facebook from 1.30pm.


Glenalmond Initiative Offers Free LinkedIn Training

Glenalmond College is offering an exciting opportunity to all sixteen and seventeen-year-olds, as part of an online initiative this month. Glenalmond is offering every young person who takes part in the event on November 17th free training to create a polished, career-enhancing Linkedin profile. Every pupil who signs up for the Sixth Form online event will be invited to join a training session delivered by one of the UK’s leading experts on Linkedin - the professional networking platform which now has around 700 million global users.


Countdown to Glenalmond Open Day - Sept 19

The countdown to our Virtual Open Day on September 19th is on! We are delighted to extend a very warm welcome to families interested in a Glenalmond education to join us. The event will offer an online opportunity to explore our stunning campus, set in 300 acres of the beautiful Perthshire countryside, as well as meeting key staff. Our aim is to give an insight into our school's vibrant, close-knit community, our values and our commitment to academic and pastoral excellence.


Glenalmond Sixth Form Information Evening - August 6 & 13

Glenalmond College warmly invites pupils interested in joining our Sixth Form in Sept 2020 to join us for an informal online information evening on August 6th, starting at 7pm. This will be repeated on August 13. ☑️Exceptional subject choice: 24 A-Level & 16 Higher subjects (2019/20) ☑️L6 students have the option of Language Higher in addition to A-Levels (beneficial for university & workplace) ☑️Around half of our students also complete an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) - mini dissertation ☑️Exceptional leadership experience including Challenge led by Royal Marine Commandos ☑️Morrisby Career Guidance Program & dedicated careers' adviser ☑️Superb Sixth Form social, sport and extracurricular activities.More than 80 activities, clubs and societies to choose from


Virtual Commemoration Day Celebration

Our Virtual Commemoration Chapel Service to mark the end of our academic year, on Friday June 26th proved a huge success - our thanks to everyone in our Glenalmond community around the world who joined us. We were delighted to welcome current and former pupils and staff, and their families to our online event which included a Chapel Service, with addresses by our Warden, Dr Michael Alderson, our Chairman, Mr Niall Booker and our Chaplain, Rev Charles Sherlock. as well as our Captains of College, Susie Anderton and Tom Murray-Usher.


Invitation to Virtual Commem 2020

All members of our Glenalmond community - current and past pupils and families, our staff and all those who are friends of Glenalmond - are extended a very warm welcome to join us on Friday, June 26th at 3pm for our Virtual Commem - view here https://youtu.be/0L_GAc6pqnw Our Virtual Commem will involve an online combination of our traditional service in Chapel which will be followed by members of our pipe band (meeting social distancing requirements) playing in our Front Quad, before the doors under Front Arch are swung closed in the traditional ending to our academic year. A link to the video content will be published on our website on Friday morning and also posted via our social media feeds: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.


Plans for Glenalmond Virtual Commem

Please join us online for our academic year-end Virtual Commem event to reflect on the year gone by, to give thanks to all those who have helped and supported us in the past 12 months, particularly in recent weeks, and to wish our wonderful leavers every success in the future. The event, hosted on our website home page and via our social media feeds will round off with a solo piper playing Highland Cathedral live in our Front Quad via Facebook and Instagram, before the ceremonial closure of the doors under Front Arch. Masterchef finalist, and former Glenalmond pupil, Claire Fyfe will be sharing her top tips and recipes for the perfect picnic to enjoy after Commem and we hope that our Glenalmond community will send pictures for us to share on social media, of yourselves enjoying your post-Commem picnic celebrations.


Countdown to June Virtual Open Day

We are delighted to extend a very warm invitation to families interested in a Glenalmond education for their children to join us at our Virtual Open Day on June 13th. Our Open Day will provide families with the opportunity to explore our stunning 300 acre campus which provides the perfect healthy, natural environment for learning, as well as meeting key staff. Our aim is to give an insight into our school's vibrant, close-knit community, our values and our commitment to academic and pastoral excellence.


Glenalmond College Raises £4000 for CHAS

The Glenalmond College community has raised over £4000 for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) in a 24-hour initiative which took place last weekend. The fundraising total of £4157, including Gift Aid, was the result of donations made by those who took part in a series of 10k runs during a 24 hour period from 12 noon on Saturday to 12 noon on Sunday, and their supporters.


Glenalmond Community 24 Hour Charity Run

Starting at 12 noon on Saturday May 23rd, members of our Glenalmond community, including current and former pupils and staff and the wider Coll community, are invited to take part in a 10k run. For people living on site at Glenalmond, we will be running from Front Arch individually or in household groups (strictly meeting COVID requirements) over a 24 hour period. For everyone not living on site - we would love you to join us by running (or walking) 10k where-ever you are in the world. We will post a stream of pictures from both the on-site (socially distanced) runners and route through our lovely 300 acres of grounds, including our nine hole golf course.


Glenalmond Set to Host Virtual Open Day

For the first time in its 173 year history, Glenalmond College is set to host a Virtual Open Day and looking forward to welcoming visitors online to meet staff and tour the school on Saturday, May 9th. Dr Michael Alderson, Head of Glenalmond College, said he is very much looking forward to welcoming visitors to the Virtual Open Day, which will offer an exciting new way to enjoy a visit to the school which has around 360 pupils, aged 12 to 18.


World Record-Breaking Rower Returns to Glenalmond

A former Glenalmond College pupil, who recently set five world records while rowing across one of the most treacherous stretches of water on the planet, is set to share his incredible story at an open day at his old school next month. Jamie Douglas-Hamilton, who is also founder of ACTIPH Water, is set to inspire visitors with a talk about his adventures on the open sea at a Glenalmond Open Day on Saturday, March 14th. Jamie was a member of a team of six who conquered the notorious Drake Passage, a 750-mile stretch of ocean connecting Cape Horn in Chile with Antarctica. For the first time in history, they successfully navigated the world’s most dangerous ocean in just a rowing boat.