Rutherglen Academy Pictures

Rutherglen lies on the outskirts of Glasgow and is the oldest Royal Burgh in Scotland. It is a focal point for the neighbouring communities of Cambuslang, Halfway, Burnside, Cathkin, Springhall, Fernhill, Spittal, Bankhead and Toryglen - a satellite housing estate along to the west - as well as Carmunnock, a sleepy village snuggling to the south on the other side of the Cathkin Braes.


With the advent of comprehensive education, Rutherglen Academy ceased to exist in June 1970. Most pupils transferred to the new Cathkin High on Western Road up in Whitlawburn, or were retained at the old Academy building in Melrose Avenue, now renamed Stonelaw High School. The allocation was decided by where you lived in the district. But because Stonelaw began life as a four-year school, pupils wishing to do Highers and CSYS had to go up to Cathkin for fifth and sixth year - as many did.


More recently a brand new Stonelaw High was built in Calderwood Road, which is where most Rutherglen children go today - unless they are Catholic, then it’s usually Trinity High, Glenside Drive. Please click here for a fuller account. And here for the Submissions Page... Please put school memories in the Guestbook.


Rutherglen Academy Junior Tie
Rutherglen Academy Pictures Guestbook



Rutherglen's Heraldic Coat of Arms

Rutherglen Australia
The Reformer
Rutherglen Academy Girls' Gymslip Badge - 1965-1970
Rutherglen Academy Senior Tie - 1968

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1969 & 2002

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Various Years

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Teacher Memories 1969

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TOTP 1969



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