Two of our former pupils have won Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards® including the premier accolade, ‘Top Scot’.
The awards set out to celebrate achievements by Scots in eight different categories, and were judged by a panel which included Pete Irvine, David Sole, Alexander McCall Smith and editorial staff and correspondents from the Scotsman newspaper.
The Arts category was won by Gareth Hoskins (Class of 1985), the architect responsible for the Culloden Battlefield Museum, visited by our Primary 6 pupils earlier this year, and Scotland’s pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Chris Hoy (Class of 1994) walked away with the ‘Top Scot’ award following his triple gold medal win at Beijing, in what has been an incredible year for Scottish people. In sport, along with Hoy, David Florence, Andy Murray and Mark Beaumont have performed outstandingly. In science, Professor Wischik from Aberdeen University gave hope to millions with his new drug to halt the progress of Alzheimer's and actress Tilda Swinton won an Oscar!
Mr Gareth Edwards, Principal, said “We are delighted about the recognition given by the people of Scotland to Chris and Gareth. They are exemplary role models for our pupils and the School has congratulated them on their awards”.
The awards ceremony is to be televised on St. Andrew’s Night.