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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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Glenalmond Minibus Driver Congratulated for 20 Years of Service

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.


Candlelit Service is Glenalmond Highlight

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.


New Memorial Plaque

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.


Destination Scotland. Be a boarder north of the border.

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..."


OGs in Norway ski challenge for charity

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.


Whole School Steeplechase

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.


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.