HSOG Fest is shining success

The sun was shining down on Old Anniesland on Saturday 1st June for HSOG Fest, a summer gala day for all ages, reminiscent of the golden days of Midsummer Madness! 

As part of the programme of events to mark the School’s 900th anniversary, more than 1,500 members of HSOG’s community including current families, former pupils and their families and staff came together to enjoy a festival of entertainment, music, food and fun! 

Families were treated to a rousing rendition from the School’s award-winning Pipe Band as they arrived at the playing fields, setting the festival-style atmosphere for the event. 

The day proved hugely popular and featured fun for all the family! Artisan food trucks from well-known local businesses, including Loop & Scoop and Gyros, as well as a taco truck and pizza van, kept everyone fuelled. Meanwhile, exhilarating carnival rides, a ‘Mini Manoeuvres’ pop-up for younger children, as well as a live stage hosted by radio DJ Gina McKie, with performances from boy band Problematix and an Abba tribute act, ensured the day was a memorable one.  

Two members of staff, Mrs Baynham and Dr Fairweather, ran a storytelling tent, a chance for children (and their parents) to get out of the sun and hear some stories! They even handed out free books and the Library Newsletter to those who stopped by. 

The Pavilion Bar was the perfect pit stop to keep everyone in attendance suitably hydrated, with an ice cream truck providing cold treats for a hot June day in Scotland! 

A massive thank you to the Parent Association and parent volunteers for their tireless efforts to ensure the day was such a success. 

You can view a selection of images from the day below. To view the full gallery, please click here.