Glenlamond College Class of 2010 Leaver's Ball

Crieff Hydro, Perthshire's 4 star hotel staged the Glenalmond class of 2010 Leaver's Ball on Saturday 3rd July. The Hydro was a wonderful setting for the Ball and the stary nightsky and candleabra set of a magical feel to the evenings festivities. Cocktails were served upon arrival and the wine (and a few WKDs!) flowed after that. The Tibbermore Band played while guests danced the end of the evening away to the Dashing white Sergeant, Duke of Perth and reel of the 51st Highland Devision. Followed by an almightly Auld Lang Syne, arms swung enthusiasticaly by parents and students alike. So as another year passes at coll... we wonder what we will expect from next years Gs.

One little tip for all you leavers...

'Shoot for the moon, and even if you miss you'll still be among the stars.'

Floreat Glenalmond

William Ewart Gladstone was a British Liberal statesman, served as Prime Minister four times and founded Glenalmond College in 1847. Jemma Pearson (who's other works include the Darwin statue at Shrewsbury School) was commisioned to sculpt the great man. It was unveiled at Coll in the main quad, underneath the beautiful oriel window on the July the 3rd 2010. The pipe and drum bands struck up and several hundred onlookers celebrated the moment.

'Jemma's inspiration for this particular portrait sculpture was based on an actual journey that he made at the age of 42 to consecrate the new college chapel in 1851. Jemma's portrait depicts him wearing informal clothes with stout shoes, walking stick in hand, and a sprig of heather that he might have picked along the way in his lapel. He is holding the drawings and plans of the college as it is developing infront of him and surveying the scene with enthusism and command.'

Old School Fleuro Tennis

Intoxic in Edinburgh's PoNaNa surved up some fast shots of old school fleuro tennis last Tuesday (....nope your NEVER too old!). OGs on cracking form. New found fave person to go out with: Libby Nicol.