Sailing to the Top of the World

From 27 July to 4 August, at the 2023 29er World Sailing Championships in Weymouth, United Kingdom, Year 11 boys, Ben Crafoord and Jacob Marks placed seventh in the world (gold fleet) out of a fleet of 210 boats, 410 entrants and 27 countries! For the past 12 months, the boys have been training for the 29er […]

Scots Pipes and Drums Highest Achievement

On Saturday 29 July at the 2023 Scottish Pipe Band Championships, Scotland, Scots Pipes and Drums A and B Bands enjoyed exceptional results. The A Band secured third place, against some of Scotland and the United Kingdom’s top juvenile bands. This may be the highest result Scots Pipes and Drums has ever achieved. The B Band achieved […]

The Finest Preparation for the Future of Agriculture

From its inception in 1893, The Scots College has been home to the sons of farmers and regional families from across Australia. With around 240 Boarders residing in bespoke Heritage Listed Boarding Houses, the College offers a nurturing environment where students can learn through experiential teaching and adventure. Building upon its legacy in rural Australia, […]

AMEB National Top 10 – Again!

Congratulations to our Music Department which has been recognised by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) as a ‘Top 10 Most Outstanding Accredited School’ for 2022. This is now the third year, in a row, winning this accolade! This national award recognises the diversity of the College entrants in music performance and theory examinations, including […]

A Q&A with Dr Rob Loe: We Need Each Other

The Scots College will increase its research and innovative teaching methods with new the appointment of Director of Research and Learning Innovation, Dr Rob Loe, within the ScotsResearch Office. Dr Loe is well known to Scots, and wider community, having been a past guest at ScotsIdeas, Leadership Summit, and various professional development events. In this […]

William Elder


Mr Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Mr Elder studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Mr Elder never married, however the significant bequest he left will allow his Scots family to remember him through the Lang Walker Business Centre.