Welcome & Sections

Welcome From Our President

The relationship pupils build with Kelvinside Academy is a lifelong friendship. Senior 4, 5 and 6 pupils automatically become members of the Kelvinside Academical Club when they leave School. For those who remain until Senior 6, the Leavers Ball takes place after Prize Giving in the Summer Term where they are presented with their Academical Club gifts and officially begin the next part of their Kelvinside journey.

The Club promotes friendship and establishes connections between past and present generations of former pupils, as well as enhancing the relationship that our Academicals have with their former school.

Academicals benefit from a range of clubs, regular gatherings, newsletters, a global network of former pupils along with the continued support of the Development Office.

We are extremely proud of our Academicals and they are always welcome to visit the School. The Development Office also organises class reunions regularly as an independent event for a particular year group, or as a joint event at the Kelvinside Academical Club Annual Dinner.

If you would like to find out more about the Academical Club or details about events taking place throughout the year, please contact Development Manager, Elaine Solman at [email protected].

Robin MacDougall (1974)


We have a number of Club Sections who are always delighted to welcome new members to their regular meetings and annual events. For further information please contact the relevant Section Head or Elaine Solman, Development Manager.

Club President

Melville B Scott (1979)

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Elaine Solman

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London Section President

David McGill (1972)

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London Section Secretary

David McGill (1972)

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The Annual Dinner takes place in November and is held in the Caledonian Club, Halkin Street London.  The London Section was originally formed in 1920 and had been inactive for 25 years prior to its resurrection in 2003.  This year the dinner will be held on Thursday 16th November.  Tickets can be obtained by contacting David McGill.

We have a calendar of Social Events which include a couple of golf outings and participation in the London Scottish Schools Golf Society meeting which is held in June at Denham.

There are also events that welcome partners. This year we have already enjoyed two lunches at London Scottish FC and are looking forward to the next one later this season.

Gareth Gaston (1993)[email protected]

The Inaugural Dinner was held on 11th October 2014 in New York. This event is for Academicals and their partners to meet and be part of the Stateside Kelvinside Family.

Iain McDonald (1973)[email protected]
Jim Whittle (2012)[email protected]

The Curling Section is a vibrant section which holds an annual Bonspiel Dinner as well as an annual match against the School.  We take part in several competitions over the season and would require you to commit to seven or eight games per player.  We would be delighted if you decided to join the Curling Section and would be happy to supply you with details of the commitment required and associated costs.

Andrew Martin (1985)[email protected]

Annual Outing - April

  • Match vs Glasgow High FP's - June at Glasgow Gailes
  • Match vs Glasgow Accies - September at Old Prestwick
  • Schools Former Pupil's Queen Elizabeth Coronation Tournament - September at Royal Burgess
Fiona Cafolla[email protected]

Hockey Training is carried out on the Astro pitches at the High School of Glasgow and we would be delighted to see you at the relevant session.  Please feel free to contact me if you require any additional information or would like information on games played.

Weekly training sessions

  • 1st Team
    Monday Evening 8pm - 10pm 
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd Teams
    Wednesday Evening 6.30pm - 8.15pm
  • Juniors (J4-SP)
    Wednesday 5pm - 6.30pm 
  • Intermediates (S1-S2)
    Thursday 5.30pm - 7pm
  • 4th Team
    Thursday 6.45pm - 8.15pm

Graeme Davidson

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Iain Thomson (1980)[email protected]