Outdoor Education News

J4/J5 Trip to Dounans

18 March, 2019

JuniorsOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

On Wednesday 6 March, 20 intrepid J4 and J5 boys set off with Miss Foster and Mr Harkins to Dounans Outdoor Centre in Aberfoyle.  Despite the weather, everyone was in [...]

Gone Fishing!

1 December, 2018

Outdoor Education

At last, our keen fishermen have made it out to the water! Early Sunday morning, seven boys left School for Portmore Reservoir, near Peebles, where we were met by Steve [...]

Pentland Navigation Day

29 November, 2018

Outdoor Education

The Pentland Navigation Day took place on Sunday, for all pupils taking part in Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold Awards. We set out in cold but dry conditions, each [...]

Forest Fun in Glentress

17 September, 2018

Outdoor EducationSchool Trip

We set off early on Sunday morning for a day of mountain biking, hoping to beat the crowds and unaware that an endurance event was being held all day at [...]


3 July, 2018

Outdoor EducationSchool Trip

Day 1 The Silver groups departed from locations near Loch Laggan on the Ardverikie Estate. Climbing steeply through the forest, they made swift progress, whilst still relatively shaded, on what [...]


2 July, 2018

Outdoor EducationSchool TripSixth Form

Day 1 We set off on Sunday 24 June with a long day ahead of us. We drove to Fort William for dinner and then embarked on the 6 hours [...]

Ardeonaig Adventures Continue

28 June, 2018

JuniorsOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

With forecasts promising bright sunshine and calm skies, excitement was building in the run-up to the second Pringle Camp, on the last weekend of term. Packed up and eager to [...]

Wild about Scotland bus visits Merchiston

19 June, 2018

AcademicOutdoor EducationSchool Event

On Monday 18 June, an unfamiliar double-decker bus drove into the School grounds! It was all rather mystifying! The bus was, in fact, from Edinburgh Zoo, but much to the [...]

CCF Piping and Drumming Competition

14 June, 2018

MusicOutdoor Education

Nineteen Senior Pipe Band members enjoyed a glorious day of sunshine at Dollar Academy for the Annual CCF Piping and Drumming Competition. Selected pipers and drummers took part in the [...]

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