Clans at ISSOS

Clans at ISSOS 

One of the unique traditions at ISSOS are Clan events. All students become a member of a Scottish Clan and take part in team games and competitions throughout their stay at St Andrews or Cambridge. Our Session One students have now been assigned their Clan; Wallace, MacGregor, Stewart or MacDonald.

During the next few weeks, students will compete for the coveted ‘Clan Cup’ winning points for their Clan. The competition culminates in the ‘The Highland Games’ where students take part in ‘Welly Wanging’, ‘Tossing the Caber’, ISSOS’s strongest student competition and the all school ‘Capture the Fag’ event, earning the last vital points for their Clans.

The final night at ISSOS plays host to our traditional Scottish evening. Dinner is a little different with Haggis on the menu, and a piper to pipe in the haggis. The winner of the Clan Cup is announced at dinner, then it’s off to the final night dance where students and staff can take part in some traditional Scottish dancing and later, have fun at the disco.

We have uploaded photos of Clan Games, Wednesday cultural trips and the Counselor Fashion Show, which is always a highlight on the ISSOS calendar. Photos can be viewed here.