The High School of Glasgow is in partnership with the Glasgow High School Club Limited for the running of the outdoor and artificial pitches at Anniesland. In the evenings and at weekends, these facilities are available for hire to outside sporting bodies who take advantage of this possibility. Under the overall control of the Glasgow High School Club Limited, there are cricket, hockey, lacrosse, rugby and triathlon sections which members of the public are welcome to join, including coaching for junior members. In addition, the High School contributes to the annual cost of the Glasgow Hawks Rugby Community Development Coach, who visits State Primary and Secondary Schools in the local area. Anniesland is also used to stage representative sport at regional and national level, e.g. Glasgow played Edinburgh in the Celtic League in October 2004 and there were Scotland ‘A’ matches against Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Italy A during the 1990s. In recent years, the ground has also hosted a Lacrosse Festival, the Iain St John Soccer Academy, a Rangers F.C. Youth tournament and the Celtic Society Shinty Cup Final. The Jimmie Ireland Stand is maintained and run by the High School of Glasgow.
The Old Anniesland Fitness Club uses the multi-gym fitness studio in the Stand: membership is open to members of the public as well as parents, former pupils and members of staff.
The School’s facilities, including the Jimmie Ireland Stand and outdoor facilities (grass pitches and artificial pitch) are hired to community and external groups at nominal cost. The school Games Hall facility in particular is available for hire in the evenings and has regular bookings from outside sporting groups.
- National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (full weekend of rehearsals)
- Dunbartonshire County Girl Guides
- Scottish Fencing Foundation (weekend competition)
- Glasgow Triathlon Club (members of the Glasgow High School Sports Club)
- Scottish Scout Committee
- Partick Burns Club (for their Annual Supper)
- Glasgow Wind Band (weekly rehearsal)
- Renfrew Cricket Club
- Hamilton Cricket Club
- Queen’s Park Cricket Club
- Go Training
- Whiteford Fencing Club
- Celtic FC Youth Development
As well as hosting several SQA meetings, the School has been willing to accommodate Advance Higher Pupils from State Schools. In 2008-9 a pupil from Bearsden Academy joined us for AH German, in 2009-10 a pupil from Hyndland joined the AH Modern Studies class and in 2010-11 two pupils from Jordanhill School studied for AH Economics at the High School of Glasgow.
In March 2012, we hosted an admissions event for Pembroke College and Selwyn College, Cambridge, which was open to pupils from all schools in the West of Scotland. We also hosted an Advanced Higher Economics study preparation day for staff and pupils at Schools in the surrounding area.