Galashiels Academy


Galashiels Academy

Galashiels Academy is the high school in Galashiels, Scotland, that serves the surrounding area as well as Stow (which does not have its own high school). Although refounded in 1938, the school's history goes back as far as 1696. [http://www.galashiels.scotborders.sch.uk/home/history.htm]

Notable alumni

* Walter Awlson, ceramic sculptor
* Prof. David Bain, Greek scholar
* John Collins, professional footballer
* Ian Davidson, Labour Member of Parliament
* John Davidson, campaigner for those affected by Tourette syndrome
* Peter Dods, international rugby player
* T Riddle Dumble, Scottish Borders councillor
* Andrew John Herbertson, geographic scholar and author
* Michael Johnston, author
* Ross Kelly, TV presenter and journalist
* Arthur Lapworth, Fellow of the Royal Society
* Andy Lawrie, professional footballer with St. Johnstone
* Stuart Noble, professional footballer, formerly with Fulham
* Chris Paterson (b. 1978), the youngest ever Scottish rugby player to earn 50 caps
* The Rev Canon W. Gordon Reid, Rector of St. Clement's Church, Philadelphia
* Darren Ritchie, Scottish long jump record holder.
* Dr Jan Sojka, rocket scientist
* Gregor Townsend, gained 83 caps for the Scottish rugby side
* Graeme Virtue, journalist, Sunday Herald

External links

* [http://www.galashiels.org.uk Official website]
* [http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/schools/galashielsacademyscottishborders.asp Galashiel Academy's page on Scottish Schools Online]


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