McLaren High School - 50 Years at Mollands Road

Events were held on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 September to celebrate the 50th anniversary of McLaren High School moving from its previous location at what is now Callander Primary School to Mollands Road.

On Friday 4 September former pupils joined McLaren’s new S1 pupils and Student Leadership Team to re-enact the procession from the school’s original location in Bridgend to the current school building. The procession was led by the school’s newly formed pipe band.

A programme of events was organised for Saturday 5 September to mark the anniversary. The day started with football, hockey and rugby matches between former and current pupils. In the afternoon there were tours where former pupils were shown round the current school. Classmates from forty, fifty and even sixty years ago met in the school corridors and classrooms, reminiscing and catching up. The celebrations finished with a ceilidh in the school where generations of former teachers, Headteachers and pupils (some travelling from all over the world to be there!) danced with current and yet to be pupils.

Headteacher Marc Fleming said: “There was no way we could let an anniversary like this go unmarked. There have been a lot of changes at McLaren High School over the years – not least the major refurbishment that took place between 2006 and 2008 and saw the school interior completely transformed – but it has always been important throughout that the school remains a central part of community life.”

For more information about McLaren’s Former Pupil Group, please contact Moyra McLaren at or call the school on 01877 330156. Information is also available on our Facebook page.

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