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A Glenalmond College minibus driver has this week stepped down from behind the wheel, after two decades of transporting pupils to and from the leading Perthshire independent school.
Willie Simpson, who is also a well-known local farmer and breeder of prize-winning Highland ponies, is retiring from his driving duties. However, he still intends to keep playing at events, including Glenalmond ceilidhs, with his renowned Scottish country dance band.
Glenalmond College has a fleet of liveried vehicles which provide a free transport service for families with children attending the school. The routes covered by Willie and his fellow drivers range from as far afield as Aberfeldy, Auchterarder, Rait, Bridge of Earn, Dunning and Crieff. New bus routes to meet local demand, including Burrelton and Glenfarg, are planned for next year.
One of the highlights of the year at Glenalmond College is the Candlelit Service which is traditionally held at the end of term.
It is incredibly hard to put into words what makes our end of term Candlelit Service so special.
These photographs, taken at Chapel this evening, go some way to conveying the ethereal atmosphere which makes this service one of the standout events in our school calendar for pupils, parents and staff.
Thanks to all involved - what a way to end our term.
On 15 March the Glenalmond College Ski Racing Squad departed for Italy to compete in the Artemis British Interschool Ski Challenge 2019.
The 2nd Form spent the first half of this term learning how to brand and market a product in the style of popular TV show, The Apprentice.
Our pupils achieved hugely successful ABRSM music exam results recently, exceeding the UK national average.
In this season of remembrance, a new memorial plaque has been placed in our Chapel for the OGs who have died serving in the Armed Forces since 1945.
Miss Dryden's English class learn about OGs who died during the First World War
"What had started as a trip about a mountain ended up being more about a struggling nation, the people we met and enduring as a family, together."
It's all aboard for a Scottish boarding school. The Spring edition of the Boarding Schools' Association magazine has a feature on life as a boarder in Scotland and features Glenalmond being set in "300 acres of glorious rolling Perthshire countryside..."
Adam Dudgeon (Goodacre’s 04-09) and Gareth Davies (Patchell’s 04-09) skied in the brutal Birkebeiner cross country ski race (54km) in Norway last weekend, raising funds for the legendary ex-Scottish rugby player Doddie Weir and his charity, dedicated to researching the causes and investigating potential cures of Motor Neurone Disease.
Amazing day to have virtually the whole school out together on the school golf course for the annual Glenlamond Steeplechase. The day showed that sport can bring everyone together, no matter how fast or slow you run, everyone was cheered the whole way round and through the finish line, whatever their position.
The latest Glenalmond Life magazine, which is produced by the College and reflects life as part of the school's community, has just been published.
Reid's faced Goodacre's in the final of the Junior House Debating Competition
Sixth Form Music Scholars, Angus G and Alex M, have been awarded DipABRSM for music performance
New bus route announced for Glenalmond College Day Pupils
Five Glenalmond girls are selected for Lacrosse Scotland U19 B squad
Three talented Glenalmond pupils, Shadiyar A, Emmy S-K, Ellie M and Jocelyn P all took part in the competition yesterday
After a period of refurbishment, this weekend we celebrated the opening of Goodacre's as a Girls House
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.
Over half term Campbell G, our golf captain, was runner-up in the U18 US Kids European School Golf Championship’, which was played on The New Luffness course, East Lothian.