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Petanque in Troon

Sandy Crawford has notified us of the Troon Petanque club family day down near Marr rugby club on Sunday 17th July 2011.



If any old boys fancy flipping their bools, Sandy will ensure a warm welcome.

RUGBY: Glasgow Warriors vs Cardiff Blues

The next Glasgow Warriors home game is friday the 11th of February at Firhill Stadium, 80 Firhill Road, Glasgow, G20 7AL.

Glasgow Warriors vs Cardiff Blues.  Kick off is 19:35 but please join the Old Boys in the bar within the Main Stand at Firhill from 18:45 onwards.

If you are interested in meeting other Old Boys for the game email the club on

Pictures from Dinner 2010

Fortunately club secretary, Jim McLean, had the wherewithal to bring his camera to the last agm and dinner, where we were honoured to have Duncan Airlie James share his tale with us.

As well as astonishing us with his transitions from rugby player to musician to world champion martial artist to actor, Duncan kindly brought along a selection of his hard won belts.

Angling – The Sinclair Trophy

Keil School Old Boys win ‘The Sinclair Trophy’

Alistair Mackellar, Colin Clark, Lawrie Renfrew, Julian Rey, Dougall White and Donald Wilson representing Keil School Old Boys Angling Club have landed a whopper ‘The Sinclair Trophy’

The result could not be better for Keil School Old Boy’s Angling Club at the Lake of Menteith on Tuesday 7th September. A total of 11 fish were caught by the Old Boys on the day.

The results were

1.            Keil School Old Boys:  11 Fish

2.            Heriot’s FP:  10 Fish

3.            Kelvinside Academicals:  9 Fish

4.            Glasgow High School FP:  8 Fish

5.            Glasgow Academicals:  3 Fish

Eleven fish were caught and proved to be the heaviest basket for a club, Glasgow High School FP won the Glasgow Academicals v Glasgow High School challenge cup and Ronnie Orr of the High School team won the individual Plaque.

Keil School Old Boys Angling Club last won the trophy in 2003.

The Inter-Schools competition is held on the first Tuesday of September each year and is based on an initial challenge between two former pupils Glasgow angling clubs viz: Glasgow Academicals and The High School of Glasgow for which a two club trophy is still competed for on that day too.

At some point an invitation was kindly extended to other known former pupil angling clubs to join in an inter-club competition. These now include Glasgow Academicals, Glasgow High School FP, Hillhead FP, Keil School Old Boys, Heriot’s FP and Kelvinside Academicals. Each club is allowed to field a maximum of two boats of three anglers. The competition is held at the Lake of Menteith and after the 9.30 am to 5.30 pm session, all baskets are weighed in. Thereafter we repair to the Lion and the Unicorn at Thornhill for a meal and the award ceremony.

In 1974, a very attractive Cup was presented by John Sinclair of Kelvinside Academicals Angling Club as the trophy for this very convivial event. A photo of the cup is attached.

At some later date a presentation plaque was also given for retention for one year, by the individual, who, on the day, was the fisher with the heaviest basket. Alastair MacKellar has won this on previous competitions.

Until two years ago, the late Iain Wotherspoon (Campbeltown) represented The High School of Glasgow, which he attended during his 6th Year, and was formerly the organising Secretary of this event.

Keil School Old Boys Angling Club will be looking for other ‘Old Boy to join them at the summer outing in June. Alastair MacKellar would welcome knowing a number of potential team members who can keep the first Tuesday in September free each year so that a pool of anglers can be called upon in the event of some having other commitments as this is a super social event.

A great day was had an unexpected victory for the Old Boys. Trophy to be defended on the first Tuesday of September 2011 when I am sure the opposition will have all their big guns out. Any further info can be obtained from Dougall.

The Old Boys Club organise at least one fishing trip each year.  If you are interested in joining us on the fishing trip then please email the committee on