The clock that never worked, the sinister Green Lady, the day we nearly drowned the Queen Mother – it’s all in a sparkling new book, Faithful and Brave: A Celebration of James Gillespie’s High School. Commissioned by the James Gillespie’s Trust to mark the opening of our new campus, andfaithful-brave-flr2-1-1 penned by award-winning journalist John MacLeod – himself a former Gillespie’s pupil – Faithful and Brave is 304 fact-packed and heavily illustrated pages, covering our entire history from the last days of Mr Gillespie to Callum Skinner’s Olympic glories in August 2016. A gripping read, a physically beautiful book and the perfect present, with a warm foreword by Grant Stott – it’s unputdownable. Buy your copy right now. And another for a friend!


1. Email the school at: to reserve a copy and arrange for collection. Price £17.99
2 Electronic payment:
TSB Sort Code: 30 13 01; Account number 00972295
• Price is £17.99 if collected from school
• Price is £21.25 if the book is to be posted.

The book will also be available for sale at various school functions in the next few weeks.
The formal launch of the book will take place on the evening of Wednesday 14 December at the school. Details to follow.