University Open Days in November

Among the Scottish universities with open days in November are those listed below:

  • Heriot-Watt University
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Glasgow Caledonian University

Details of these are listed in our events and all universities are listed on the website.

The Poet of Halloween

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, best known for his gothic poetry and tales of mystery and the macabre. He is often credited as being an originator in the genre of detective fiction with his three stories about Auguste Dupin, the most famous of which is The Murders in the Rue Morgue. He lived a bizarre life, died a bizarre death and his most famous Poem is The Raven, recited below by The Simpsons.

For over seven decades, every 19 January, a bottle of cognac and three roses were left at Poe’s original grave marker by an unknown shadowy visitor dressed in black with a wide-brimmed hat and white scarf. He would pour himself a glass of cognac and raise a toast to Poe’s memory then vanish into the night, leaving three roses in a distinctive arrangement plus the unfinished bottle of cognac.

‘The Simpsons’ has referred to classic literature many times during its 28 seasons and more than 600 episodes. These include Hamlet and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.

Crazy though he may have appeared; in his Poem Eureka Poe appears to have predicted the big bang theory, modern electromagnetism, black holes, and quantum physics generations before anyone else.

Easy Fundraising


As we start the run-up to Christmas this is a good time to remember it’s possible to raise funds for Trinity Academy whenever you shop online. When you shop the easyfundraising way with one of 3,143 shops and sites, they give a commission for your purchase. Easyfundraising turns that into a donation and give it to your good cause. Easy!

If you’ve not already done so, head over to easyfundraising, register, select Trinity Academy as your good cause and start raising funds for the school — it costs you nothing!

Parent Council Changes

At the Trinity Academy Parent Council AGM last night Andrew Macmillan stepped-down as Chair after serving in the post for three years. As a Parent Council we wish to thank Andrew for his commitment to the school and his hard work in that time.

Christine Dodson also stepped-down as Secretary after three years. Again, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Christine for all her extremely hard work (and organisational abilities) as Secretary.

Liz Blair is the new Chair of the PC and Morag Reid the new Secretary, Susan Edwards remains as Vice Chair. Correspondence to the Parent Council should still be sent to


Race Night Friday 11th November 7pm


We have just added an event on our Facebook page for our next Fundraising Event which is a Race Night on Friday 11th November 2016 at 7pm. Tickets are £5 per adult and Children are free but they must be accompanied by an Adult.

We are also selling Horses (which you can name), Trainers and Jockeys for £5 each. If your Horse, Trainer or Jockey wins you will win £20.

If you would like to Sponsor a race for £50 you will get your photograph/logo in the programme and also on the Screen before the races.

Tickets will be available from or the School.

Horses, Trainers and Jockeys and Sponsorship are available from

And all will be available at the Parent Council AGM on Tuesday 25th October at 7pm.

All proceeds will be going towards buying new Sound and Lighting equipment for the shows that the very talented pupils of Trinity put on. The last Race Night we had raised £1,500 so please come along to support us and hopefully we will get over £2,000 this year.

Please come along to support the School and have some fun.

To confirm you can come along checkout our Facebook event.


WMO Championship

Congratulations to Isabella Shepherd in S3 who won Gold at the World Martian Art Organisation (WMO) world championships in Spain