Inter-Scholastics 1866-1870: 1869

The Games of 1968 were the third in the series which were limited to several fee-paying schools in Edinburgh.  The opening paragraph of the report below comments on this and repeats the fact that the Games were a copy of the Oxford/Cambridge meetings.   The spirit of the age comes through the report with talk of “more for the honour of the school than personal aggrandisement”.   Well, maybe that was the outward appearance but it is fair to think that it did confer some status on the performer.


A good day’s sport with some interesting comments and conclusions: eg that the venue be changed to Merchiston Castle after four years at the same venue.  The fact that the number of competing schools was now down to four should maybe have caused some stirring in the cloisters of the establishments concerned too.