Glasgow Academy Crest: the Academy won the second Inter-Scholastic Championship
The Academy is the oldest continuous private school in Glasgow, having been founded in 1845. The motto means ‘Keep Faith”.
The schools championships took place on Saturday 18th May in 1901 but despite their praise of the inaugural meeting the Glasgow Herald did not cover the event. This is despite the fact that Glasgow Academy (badge above) won the sports from the eight other schools taking part. The report below is from the Scotsman of Monday 20th May, 1901.
Nine Schools took part – Clifton Bank, Dollar Institution, Edinburgh Institution, George Heriot’s School, Glasgow Academy, Larchfield Academy, Royal High School, Stewart’s College and George Watson’s College.
The result of the inter-school competition was first, Glasgow Academy 30 marks, second Dollar Institution 29 marks, and third George Watson’s College with 24 marks. Larchfield had 11, Clifton 6, Edinburgh Institution 6, Edinburgh Royal High School 4 while neither Stewart’s College nor George Heriots scored a point.
|100 Yards||W Milne||Glasgow Academy||11.0 seconds|
|440 Yards||J Neilson||Dollar Institution||57.4 seconds|
|One Mile||H Bowie||Watson’s College||5 min 13 sec|
|120 Yards Hurdles||W Milne||Glasgow Academy||16.0 seconds|
|High Jump||R Briggs
|Broad Jump||W Milne||Glasgow Academy||21′ 0 1/2″|
|Cricket Ball Throw||V Johnstone||Dollar Institution||101 yards 2 feet 0 inches|
|Putting the Weight||W Milne||Glasgow Academy||33′ 8″|
|100 Yards||R McLachlan||Dollar Institution||11.6 seconds|
|880 Yards||J Begbie||Larchfield Academy||2 min 27.2 seconds|
|120 Yards Hurdles||J Begbie||Larchfield Academy||18.2 seconds|
|High Jump||R McLachlan
|Dollar Institution||4′ 10 1/2″|
|Broad Jump||R Fairgrieve||Royal High School||18′ 5″|
|100 Yards||A Wilkie||Dollar Institution||13 seconds|
|300 Yards||A Wilkie||Dollar Institution||41.8 seconds|
|High Jump||F Forbes||Watson’s College||4′ 1″|
|Broad Jump||FW Forbes||Watson’s College||14′ 8″|