Sports & Games / Monday, June 19, 2017 150th Sports Day

The Glasgow Academy 150th Sports Day took place on Wednesday 14 June.

View our short video here

Of the original events, we retained the Inter-House Tug of War since the trophy was presented by John McDonald and Wm L. Russell, Joint Vice Presidents of the Academical Club in 1911 and added some old events that are not now common, such as the sack race over hurdles!

The Tug of War Cup and other events can be seen in this film of the Academy Sports Day of 1917 held in the National Museum for Scotland Moving Image Archive.  

You can also download our brochure which celebrates the history of this highly prestigious occasion over the years.