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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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Join the One-Night-Only Stream of Spamalot - Dec 10

The countdown is underway to our Main Show 2021...... Spamalot! Our Director of Theatre, Liz Moss, and our Drama and Music staff and pupils have been working hard behind the scenes with preparations and rehearsals are now full steam ahead. We can't wait! Our eagerly-awaited return to staging big, brash productions is a right medieval riot. Chosen equally for its silliness and its brilliant va-va-voom, this truly is the show to remind us to always look on the bright side of life.


Pupils' Success in Perthshire Art Competition

Congratulations to two Glenalmond pupils whose talent has been recognised in a Perthshire Art Competition. Kim P won the top prize in her age category and Johanna K was awarded the runner-up prize in her age category of the award run by the Rotary Club of Perth Kinnoull.


Charlie Sandison Inspires Young Athletes

A former pupil who was placed 24th in the mass start in the Virgin London Marathon last weekend - and produced his best personal time of 2 hours 25 minutes - returned to Glenalmond this week. Charlie Sandison (Skrine's, 2008-13), went for a run around the Glenalmond Golf Course with some of our pupils before addressing our pupils and staff as part of our Athelete Development Programme. Among his key messages during an inspirational talk to pupils was that it is the way you respond when you fail to meet your goals, as much as when you do, which shapes who you are.


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.