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Cathkin High School is a state secondary school in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire (Greater Glasgow), Scotland.

Cathkin High School
Cathkin High School logo.jpg
Langlea Road

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G72 8ES

TypeSecondary School Comprehensive School
MottoBe All You Can Be
ClosedMoved to a new building nearby in October 2008
Local authoritySouth Lanarkshire
HeadteacherAnne Marie McNair
Staff81.4 FTE
Age11 to 18
HousesBurns, Carnegie, Kelvin, Livingstone MacKintosh, Telford
Colour(s)Red & yellow
School yearsS1-S6
Feeder SchoolsCathkin Primary School
Cairns Primary School
Hallside Primary School
Loch Primary School
West Coats Primary School


The original school was built at a cost of £1.25 million and opened in November 1970, around the same time as the neighbouring housing scheme at Whitlawburn was completed.[1] In 2008, the old buildings closed and the school moved to a new campus[2] that also houses a nursery[3] and a special school, Rutherglen High School,[4] on a site occupied by some of the old school's playing fields, north of its buildings, which were redeveloped for housing (the Cathkin Rise estate by Barratt).[5][6][7]

View of the main school building, 2013

As of September 2015 the school had 1004 pupils on the school roll and 88 Full-time equivalent staff.[8]

In May 2018, the school won the Scottish Senior Boys Shield in football for the first time, after beating St Ninian's High School, Giffnock on penalties in the final.[9]


Cathkin uses a house system. The school is split into six houses and they are:

  • Burns
  • Carnegie
  • Kelvin
  • Livingston
  • Macintosh
  • Telford

Feeder SchoolsEdit

Cairns Primary (Halfway), Cathkin Primary (Cathkin/Fernhill), Hallside Primary (Drumsagard Village), Loch Primary (Whitlawburn / Springhall), West Coats Primary (Cambuslang / Kirkhill).

Notable former pupils and teachersEdit

Notable former pupils include:


  1. ^ "New high school opened". Glasgow Herald. 17 November 1970. p. 8. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ Smith, Kenny (15 October 2008). "Cathkin High closes its doors for the last time". Daily Record / Rutherglen Reformer. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  3. ^ "About Us". Cathkin Community Nursery. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  4. ^ "About our School". Rutherglen High School. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Barratt homes in on £185m deal to build at school sites". The Scotsman. 3 July 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  6. ^ Smith, Kenny (30 October 2009). "Demolition underway at old Cathkin High School". Daily Record / Rutherglen Reformer. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  7. ^ Dickie, Douglas (10 October 2012). "Housing developer given warning for dumping at Rutherglen site". Daily Record / Rutherglen Reformer. Retrieved 10 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Parentzone: Cathkin High School". Education Scotland. Archived from the original on 5 November 2016. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  9. ^ Spooner, Murray (8 May 2018). "Cathkin High School football team pull off true underdog story to be crowned Scottish champions". Daily Record. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
  10. ^ Darren Young's a City slicker after getting fan mail from Manchester, Daily Record, 2015
  11. ^ Derek Young's spell in Iceland was a real eye-opener after their success at Euro 2016, Daily Record, 2016
  12. ^ "'I've got Scotland rooting for me, which is really special' – makeup vlogging sensation Jamie Genevieve". Evening Times. 16 September 2018. Retrieved 19 August 2019.

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Coordinates: 55°48′46″N 4°10′55″W / 55.81288°N 4.181950°W / 55.81288; -4.181950