Peebles High School are delighted to share, on display here, some of our former students who have achieved great success and act as an inspiration to our current students. We launch our Alumni here, beginning with some of our former students that are currently on display in our school “Hall of Heroes”.
Were you a former student? Would you like to share your story with us? Then please contact the school on 01721 720291 or email . Help us build the history and legacy of Peebles High School.

Chris O'Hare


Represented Scotland in the 1500m and 500m commonwealth youth games
Represented Scotland and NI Cross Country (Silver)
Ranked 4th in the world for 1 mile in 2011
British Championships 2013 1500m (Gold)
European Championships 2014 and 2015 (2x bronze)
Represented Scotland in the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014
Represented Great Britain in Olympic Games Rio 2016
Attended Peebles High 2002-2008

James Farrell

TV & Media

Former Head Boy, James started making tea for Simon Cowell on X factor
Now Producer, BAFTA and National television Award winner of “Mrs Brown’s Boys”
Named a Broadcast Hotshot in 2015
Voted Edinburgh TV Festival “one to watch”
(Pictured with Brendan O’Carroll writer and performer)
Attended PHS 1997-2003

Rebecca Lindsay


Principle Euphonium with the Reserve Band of National Youth Brass Band 2010
Principle Baritone with the National Youth Brass Band of Scotland 2014
Represented Scotland with the European Youth Brass Band
Attended Peebles High School

Darren Howie


Represented Scotland in under 16 level Scotland v England
Quadrangular event, European young masters
Represented Scotland at U18 level at home and international competition.
Member of Scottish National Boys Squad
Attended Peebles High 2011-2017

Douglas Jardine


Douglas started archery at Edinburgh University in 2010 after graduating from PHS earlier that year.
Only archer ever to win every Novice Gold Medal at the British University Championships.
Ranked 2nd in Scotland and top 16 in Great Britain.
Multiple British and Scottish champion with the Edinburgh University team.
Member of the Scottish Archery Squad and has competed abroad in Ireland, Morocco, Italy, France and the United States. He is also the chair of student archery in Scotland and is responsible for administering and growing the sport in Scotland’s Universities and Colleges
Attended Peebles High School 2004-2010

Reece Murray


The National Youth Brass Band of Scotland residential since 2011.
From 2012-2014 he played with NYBBS Reserve Band.
2015 achieved NYBBS senior band (The premier level youth band of the organisation and demonstrates extraordinary musical talent.)
Attended PHS

Lorna Goldsmith


Selected to play for Scotland U17 team to play Ireland and won both pairs and triples 2015
Selected for Scotland under 25 squad 2015
Attended Peebles High 2010-2015

Louisa Watt

Mountain Biking

Scottish Cross Country National Championship 3rd 2014
Represented Scotland South at Mountain Bike Inter-Regional Championships 2014
Represented East of Scotland at the Youth Tour of Scotland
Placed 2nd in SXC (Scottish Cross Country) Series 2014
Attended Peebles High School 2011-2017

Jo Pettit


Scotland under 21 Squad 2011
World youth development Squad 2011-2013
Scotland under 17 squad member 2010-2011
Represented Scotland Commonwealth Games 2014
Attended PHS 2007-2013

Charlotte Hope


Represented Scotland in the Rugby 7s School Games U19s
 Scotland East Players Development Programme U20s
Attended PHS 2011-2017

Lauren Tait


Represented Scotland Under 19 level 2014
Scottish Thistles squad 2015
Selected for Scottish Thistles under 19 and under 23 level 2015
Attended PHS 2008-2014

Adele Tait

Life saving

Representing Scotland at the 2017 RLSS Lifesaving festival in Durban. Adele will compete in several disciplines including 100m manikin tow with fins for which she holds a PB.