Dreghorn Castle School: 11th April 1866

The picture above is the only one I can find of the school.   It was a private school at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries with a good record of education and of sporting competition.   In 1866 it held its sports on 11th April in grand style with bannerets and so on, guests arriving in coaches and more of that type of celebration.   The report below is from the ‘Scotsman’.


With 29 events it was a fuller programme than that of the Royal High school and the events were more suited to the inter-school competition looming at the end of the month.   There was throwing the cricket ball, putting the cannonball, high leap. long leap and a variety of flat races.   Note too the name Mein in the running and jumping events.