Delving into the archives today we found a number of school magazines and this one, in particular, caught our eye.  We wonder if anyone recognises themselves!  We would love you to tell us  what you have been up to since being an Indian, camping, sprinting, supporting Scotland, skiing, dressing up, playing rugby or just being with friends at Ardvreck. #alumni #archives
We are very impressed with Thomas Godfrey-Faussett and Robert Leader (0A 13) who are joining three other boys to raise money by cycling 450 miles and climbing the three highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales.  The six day challenge takes place between 20th and 25th June with all money raised going to Maggie's and My Names Doddie Foundation.  Both boys were extremely keen on sport at Ardvreck so it's no surprise that they are taking on such an epic sporting challenge to raise money for such worthy causes.  Good luck boys! #maggies #mynamesdoddiefoundation #alumni
We were very interested to read about Giles Bromley-Martin (OA 04), now a Captain in the Irish Guards, who manages to balance army life alongside playing rugby for Richmond, a Championship league team.  With the support of the Army, Giles mixes his full-time army commitment with training in the evenings and on a Saturday in order to play in the league for Richmond.  Giles is still deployed on Operations with the army but they have allowed him the time and space to train and play.  Giles was always a terrific rugby player, playing for Ardvreck 1st XV on many occasions.  You can read more about Giles' rugby career here: https://www.armyrugbyunion.org.uk/being-in-a-championship-environment-is-exciting-says-army-centre/ #richmondrugby #irishguards #alumni
We knew he would do it!  Congratulations to Paddy James-Duff (OA 09) who makes his West End debut in May in the record-breaking, world’s longest running hit play the Mousetrap at St Martin’s Lane. Paddy joins a new, all-star company including Danny Mac (Strictly Finalist), Derek Griffiths (70s children’s TV star), David Rintoul (The Crown and Game of Thrones), Cassidy Janson (Olivier Award winner) and a host of British soap opera actors.  We can’t wait to see him on the stage – break a leg Paddy!
#paddyduff #themousetrap #agathachristie #westend #alumni
It is with great sadness that Ardvreck flies its flag at half mast this week in honour of Mr Neil Gardner, Headmaster 1995-2000, who died on Thursday 4th February, 2021. The entire Ardvreck family sends its deepest condolences to Mr Gardner’s widow, Carol, and to his son, Tom, and daughter, Sally.
We were saddened to hear of the death of Sandy Grant Gordon (OA 40-44), the patriarch of William Grant & Sons Distillers.  Mr Gordon was credited with sparking the global demand for single malts and saw his flagship whisky rise to become the worlds’ biggest.  Mr Gordon had a personal devotion to Scottish culture and was a major supporter of piping although he was not a piper himself.  He was the personal sponsor of countless piping competitions and causes for more than 50 years, among them the Glenfiddich Championships.  The Times obituary (credit for photograph), mentions a letter home from Ardvreck in which Mr Gordon remembers a golden eagle flying around the Crabbie Hall.  We send his family our condolences. #glenfiddichwhisky #alumni
Congratulations to Old Ardvreckian Georgina McKenzie Smith (OA11) who has been shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2020.  Georgina started work last year with Dundee based, DC Thomson, as a journalist on Shout Magazine (the modern iteration of Jacky magazine) and moved to become a journalist and sub editor for the Scots Magazine earlier this year.  English lessons with Ardvreck’s now Headmistress, Mrs Ali Kinge, made Georgina realise how much she loved the subject and she still remembers reading her first ever Shakespeare play in Mrs Kinge’s class (Macbeth) and learning how to write a proper analytical essay. Mrs Kinge’s passion and encouragement with creative writing is something that she has never forgotten. Mrs Kinge also passed on a passion for good hand-writing and Georgina’s Ardvreck pen licence has got her far!  Being shortlisted is a great achievement so early in Georgina’s journalism career. We wish her the best of luck at the awards which take place on 3rd December and look forward to following her career with great interest. #journalist #english #alumni
We were delighted to hear that Findlay McLean (OA19) has been selected for the Scottish Canoe Slalom team. This is a culmination of years of hard work that saw Findlay travel the length and breadth of the UK training and competing in the exciting canoe discipline of slalom.  Findlay is hoping to join a long line of Scottish paddlers that have reached the higher echelons of the sport. Findlay’s sporting passion found a superb home at Ardvreck, with the School’s strong outdoor ethos encouraging pupils to embrace all that is on our doorstep in Highland Perthshire. We wish Findlay all the best with the Scottish Squad and look forward to following his successes into the future. #scottishcanoeassociation #sportsscotland #alumni
Many congratulations to Euan Moncreiffe (OA14) who has been awarded a place at Christ Church, Oxford to read Biology.  Euan took Biology, Chemistry and History A levels at Glenalmond, and tells us that he ‘especially enjoyed studying history as an essay based subject to balance out the empirical intensity of the sciences’. He chose Christ Church as it has a healthy mix of arts and science students so he can keep his interest in history alive.  Euan was in the Ardvreck shooting team and hopes to start this up again with the final aim of an Oxford Blue!  He also wants to try out college rowing and maybe even some hockey on the side.  Good Luck Euan …  we look forward to hearing about that Blue! #alumni #christchurchoxford #rifleshooting