Our Scottish heritage forms the foundation of our Clan System. For the purposes of pastoral care, competitive sport and cultural activities, the College is divided into four clans: Cameron, Leslie, Macinnes and Mackay.
All students are allocated to a Clan on enrolment and will remain in the same clan for their duration at the College.
Inter Clan competitions are held throughout the year in numerous activities such as swimming, cross-country, athletics and singing. These events are a highlight for all students on the annual calendar and the spirit and rivalry between the Clans is formidable.
Described as fiercer than fierceness itself, the Clan Cameron is one of the most ancient of Scottish clans.
The clan name comes from the Leslie lands of Aberdeenshire and was to become famous in Germany, Poland, France and Russia.
MacInnes is a Celtic name derived from Mac Aonghais – Gaelic for the son of Angus. The earliest reference to the sons of Angus is given in the 7th century ‘History of the men of Scotland’.
The name MacKay takes its origins from the gaelic “Macaoidh” or “son of Hugh”. Their motto is “With a strong hand”.