Inter Scholastics 1922

The numbers of schools competing had grown every year since the War and 1922 did not break the trend.   The ‘Scotsman’ of Tuesday, 16th May, 1922 gave the list as below and it easily and quickly seen that there is a fine mix of schools, state and private, north south, east and west – included.    

Not just schools from Glasgow and Edinburgh and their environs: Inverness, Dundee, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Rothesay, Perth and Dumbarton were all present.  Only error was Whitehall for Whitehill and nobody seemed to know whether it was a High School, a college or an academy, but it did nor stop them winning medals.  

In brief, winners, schools and performances:


100 Yards AF Clark Allan Glen’s 10.6 seconds
440 Yards R Buchanan Allan Glen’s 57.6 seconds
One Mile CD Golding Royal High School 5:04
120 Yards Hurdles AF Clark Allan Glen’s 16.4 seconds
High Jump JFA Wood Stewart’s College 5′ 3″
Broad Jump D Milne Trinity Academy 19′ 5″
Throwing the Cricket Ball J Hay Royal High School 91 Yards 2 Feet 9 Inches
Putting the Weight TC Green Allan Glen’s 31′ 8″
Relay 1408 Yards Allan Glen’s 3 min 11.2 sec



100 Yards R Hepburn Dollar Academy 11.2 seconds
880 Yards JN Clements Dumbarton Academy 2:16.6
120 Yards Hurdles JN Clements Dumbarton Academy 21.0 seconds
High Jump JA Hodge

BG Anderson

Dunfermline HS

Perth Academy

4′ 7 1/2″
Broad Jump C McLaren Leith Academy 17′ 10″


100 Yards W Simison Leith Academy 12.0 seconds
300 Yards C Green Dunfermline HS 41.8 seconds
High Jump H Urquhart Dunfermline HS 4′ 1 1/2″
Broad Jump A McLean Allan Glen’s 15′ 8 1/2″
Relay 704 yards Dunfermline HS 1 min 35.6 sec

There were varying fortunes in the age groups – Allan Glen’s won 5 events out of the 9 in the open age group, Dumbarton took 2 out of 5 in the Under 16’s while Dunfermline won 3 out of the 5 at Under 14.   The winnings were shared by 9 schools of the 15 who took part although 19 schools in all shared the medals (ie in the first three in the event: Allan Glen’s. Ayr, Bell Baxter, Dalkeith, Dollar, Dumbarton, Dundee HS, Dunfermline, Heriot’s, Kilmarnock, Inverness, Leith, Perth, Rothesay, Royal HS, Stewart’s, Trinity, Watson’s and Whitehill.