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1847 Society - Legacies

1847 Society – being part of our legacy…..

Glenalmond College was established in 1847 by William Gladstone and James Hope-Scott. Their vision was to create an inspirational seat of learning that provided a lifetime of education, memories and friendship. The Glenalmond College of today is their legacy to us.

The 1847 Society was created to recognise and honour those who pledge to leave a legacy to Glenalmond, thus providing the College with continuity in values and deliverance.

Legacies are a vital and much appreciated gift to Coll and its pupils and the Warden feels honored to be given the opportunity of thanking donors during their lifetime.

Society members receive invitations to a regular, exclusive dignitary event at Coll, news updates and a unique commemorative gift of a solid silver lapel pin denoting the Wordsworth seal.

Alistair Gibb (Patchell’s 1957-’62) makes note that: “Leaving part of my estate to Coll is, I consider, ‘giving without strings’. The school knows and I know; we are committed to one another. That relationship gives me satisfaction and, I hope, Coll a useful platform from which to plan future expenditure.”

April 2015 saw the first 1847 Society event. Held in Coll’s dining room, guests were treated to a Champagne and cocktail reception before enjoying a fine meal, created by The Gleneagles Hotel and Chartwells. 

If leaving a legacy is something that you are considering, or if you would like to share details of your intentions, please email our Development office, at or call on 01738 842000.

Our Legacy brochure can be viewed below. Should you prefer a hard copy, please contact the Development Office or 01738 842025.

To download and print our Legacy forms, please click here.

Thank you.

Legacy Brochure

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