Welcome to the Allan Glen's School Club site. Although the school is no more, its former pupils are spread across the globe, and this site lets them keep in touch with what is going on and how the club is carrying forward Allan Glen's legacy.
Old friends can catch up, and there is information on the Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust, which was set up to assist pupils from Glasgow schools to study engineering.
Allan Glen's School
Allan Glen’s School, founded in 1853, developed from a school providing a good practical education for the sons of tradesmen, to being the principal science school in Scotland and well merited its alternative title of ‘the High School of Science.
The majority of pupils attended Allan Glen’s after having gained a scholarship for the first three years and so the range of pupils extended across all social classes and many of the former pupils proceeded to senior posts in business, industry and medicine.
The Endowment Trust
The Allan Glen's Endowment Scholarship Trust awards scholarships to pupils of Glasgow schools who are about to study engineering at a British university. The funds came to light after the closure of the school, and it was felt that this use of the funds was very much in the spirit in which Allan Glen made his original bequest.
The Trust also runs an annual Young Persons' Lecture attended by many schools, with guest speakers who aim to stimulate interest in engineering.
City of Glasgow College
Mike McCreery presents the School's Book of Remembrance to Paul Little, the Principal of the City of Glasgow College. The book will be on display in the College's library when the new campus is built on the site of the Allan Glen's building.
The building makes way for the new college campus. Cathedral Street is on the right.