As the above para from the ‘Scottish Referee’ the day before the inter scholastics tells us, there would be ten schools competing on Saturday 21st May in Edinburgh before a bigger crowd that had turned out for the event in Glasgow in 1909. There were schools who did not, but could have, fielded good quality teams holding their own sports that day and on the previous Saturday, and the ‘Glasgow Herald’ also commented on this.
“Although competitors from 10 schools were forward, the list could not be termed a representative one, especially as such leading schools as Fettes College, Merchiston Castle, Loretto, Edinburgh Academy and George Watson’s College did not give their support to the meeting.” Names were named but they were all Edinburgh schools and a Glasgow school was omitted – Glasgow Academy who actually held their own sports on the same day as the Inter-Scholastics.
but the entries above showed that there was an interest from Rothesay in the West to Edinburgh in the East, from Ayrshire, Clackmannanshire and Glasgow and the entry was about par for the course. There was an article about the meeting which read as follows.
The complete results were also printed:-
The rumbling about the absentee schools continued with the continued absence of such as Fettes, Loretto, Merchiston and Glasgow Academy, with the note below published in the ‘Referee’ of Monday 23rd.
Where would it all end? The individual winners are noted below.
|100 Yards||R Badger||George Heriot’s||11.2 seconds|
|440 Yards||J Tong||Dollar Institution||58.2|
|One Mile||R Hume||George Heriot’s||5 min 09 seconds|
|120 Yards Hurdles||J Tong||Dollar Institution||18.2|
|High Jump||AY Dick||Allan Glen’s||5′ 2 3/4″|
|Broad Jump||A McLean||Hamilton Crescent||19′ 2″|
|Throwing the Cricket Ball||J Bryce||George Heriot’s||91 Yards 0 Feet 7 Inches|
|Putting the Weight||A McLean||Hamilton Crescent||31′ 9 1/2″|
Note the new entry – Hamilton Crescent. New to the prize winners but also a new establishment taking part.
|100 Yards||D McColl||Dollar Institution||12 seconds|
|880 Yards||I Pender||Dollar Institution||2 min 27.2 sec|
|120 Yards Hurdles||J Bain||George Heriot’s||21 seconds|
|High Jump||W Marshall||Dollar Institution||4′ 8 3/4″|
|Broad Jump||D Cunningham||Allan Glen’s||17′ 7 1/2″|
|100 Yards||H McColl||Dollar Institution||13.2 seconds|
|300 Yards||IM Robertson||Edinburgh Institution||44.8 seconds|
|High Jump||J McMillan
|4′ 2 /3″|
|Broad Jump||J McMillan||Rothesay Academy||14′ 4 1/2″|