The partner school of MacGregor Education is one of Scotland's leading independent boarding schools, renowned for its excellent academic standards and pastoral care. Here international students receive a friendly Scottish welcome upon arrival and they can have the chance to experience the life in one of UK's top boarding school. The school is situated in the south-west side of Edinburgh, with 100 acres of stunning parkland and its own high quality facilities on site. It has an outstanding reputation in offering students coaching sessions for a variety of sports from rugby, football, and tennis to swimming and cricket. Coaching sessions can be tailored to the interests of the individual or group.
Notable former pupils of the School include John MacGregor, former UK Cabinet minister, John James Cowperthwaite, Financial Secretary of Hong Kong from 1961 to 1971, Sir Peter Burt, Governor & Chief Executive of Bank of Scotland from 1996 to 2001, James Craig, 1st Viscount Craigavon, the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland from 1921 to 1940, and Gordon Roddick, co-founder of The Body Shop, to name but a few.
學校著名的畢業生包括英國前內閣大臣約翰·麥格雷戈、前香港財政司郭伯偉(1961年到1971年)、蘇格蘭銀行總督及行政長官彼得·伯特先生(1996年到2001)、第一克雷加文子爵及北愛爾蘭第一首相詹姆斯·克雷格(1921年到1940年) 以及The Body Shop的創始人之一戈登·羅迪克。
Literary, Scientific and Cultural
Students will gain a hands-on familiarity with places and monuments that celebrate internationally-known people who have contributed to the rich Scottish scientific and literary heritage that is both classical and contemporary.
The Social Programme may include:
Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
Royal Mile / National Gallery
Western Islands and Loch Lomond
Oban, Fort William, Loch Ness, and Inverness
Colington Village / Scottish Highlands
皇家哩 / 國家美術館
Colington村 / 蘇格蘭高地
Edinburgh Castle is a fortress which dominates the skyline of the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, from its position atop the volcanic Castle Rock. Edinburgh Castle remains the most popular paid visitor attraction in Scotland. Historic Scotland maintains a number of facilities within the castle, including two cafés/restaurants, several shops, and numerous historical displays.
Loch Lomond is a freshwater Scottish loch, lying on the Highland Boundary Fault. It is the largest lake in Great Britain by surface area. The lake contains many islands, including Inchmurrin, the largest fresh-water island in the British Isles. Loch Lomond is a popular leisure destination.
Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands.
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Palace of Holyroodhouse, commonly referred to as Holyrood Palace, is the official residence of the monarch in Scotland. The palace stands at the bottom of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, at the opposite end to Edinburgh Castle. Holyrood Palace is the setting for state ceremonies and official entertaining.
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the highlands of Scotland and the largest town. It is a major tourist centre. It is a centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains.
Stirling Castle is one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland. The castle sits atop Castle Hill, an intrusive crag, which forms part of the Stirling Sill geological formation. It is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, and is now a tourist attraction managed by Historic Scotland.
Residential accommodation: single or twin rooms in a student residence, with en-suit bathroom facilities. Students are accommodated in Laidlaw House, a brand new boarding house. They can meet and watch TV and DVDs in the comfortable relaxation areas.