Allan Glen’s High School was the winning school in 1905.
Founded in 1850 , it was a remarkable school with an emphasis on science and its management merged with that of Anderson’s College which eventually became the Royal College of Science and Technology and then Strathclyde University. For many reasons, the school merged with the City Public School but had to close down as a school in 1989.
The Inter-scholastics championships sixth meeting took place in Glasgow at the Scotstoun grounds but with fewer schools taking part. Surprisingly, with the event being so close to their own premises, the Glasgow Academy did not take part although two other Glasgow schools – Allan Glen’s and the High School – filled the first and second places. We start with the report from the ‘Glasgow Herald’.
Cartoon from the ‘Scottish Referee’ of 22nd May, 1905 beside the comments below
So far, so good. The meeting was described and factual details outlined then there is a brief review of the actual sports. However, the ‘Scottish Referee’ drew critical attention to one factor not yet mentioned.
The Referee had already listed some dignitaries present at the Scotstoun meeting in this comment.
Unfortunately, despite the fine comments, we could not find the results anywhere in that issue of the ‘Referee’.
The results above are from the ‘Daily Record’ The results, winners only, are in brief below..
Nine schools took part. First five were Allan Glen’s HS with 50 1/2 pts, second Glasgow HS with 31, then came Irvine Royal Academy 13 1/2 pts, Greenock Academy 7 pts and Stewart’s College with 5 points. Neither Glasgow Academy nor Dollar Institution were present at this running of the championships.
|100 Yards||CH Stewart||Allan Glen’s High School||11.0 seconds|
|440 Yards||CH Stewart||Allan Glen’s High School||57.2 seconds|
|One Mile||W Turner||Glasgow High School||5 min 28.4 seconds|
|120 Yards Hurdles||D Gray||Allan Glen’s High School||19.4 seconds|
|High Jump||D Gray
|Allan Glen’s High School
Allan Glen’s Hugh School
|Broad Jump||J Findlay||Glasgow High School||18′ 4 1/2″|
|Cricket Ball Throw||F MacKinnon||Greenock Academy||92 yards 1 foot 2 inches|
|Putting the Weight||W McInnes||Glasgow High School||34′ 8″|
|100 Yards||D Kater||Irvine Royal Academy||12 seconds|
|880 Yards||E Taylor||Glasgow High School||2 min 28 sec|
|120 Yards Hurdles||A Smith||Glasgow High School||21 seconds|
|High Jump||A Paton||Irvine Royal Academy||4′ 10″|
|Broad Jump||A Weir||Allan Glen’s High School||17′ 1 1/2″|
|100 Yards||RH Lang||Allan Glen’s High School||12.8 seconds|
|300 Yards||RH Lang||Allan Glen’s High School||44 seconds|
|High Jump||A Dick||Allan Glen’s High School||4′ 2 1/2″|
|Broad Jump||G Ramsay
|Allan Glen’s High School
Glasgow High School
|13′ 5 1/2″|