Scotland: Scottish Schools Cup Finals 2024

After 116 knock-out matches, the line-up for this season’s Scottish Schools Cup Finals is now complete! All finals will take place at Glasgow National Hockey Centre over the next two Fridays:

  • 8 March – Junior Schools Finals (for players in S3 and below)
  • 15 March – Senior Schools Finals (for players in S4-S6)

Road to the Final – Junior Schools Cup and Plate

Junior Boys Cup

This season’s Junior Boys Cup Final will be between Edinburgh Academy and Fettes College.

Edinburgh Academy saw off the challenges of George Heriot’s School and Loretto before a nerve-wracking win on penalties against Merchiston Castle in the semi-final, after it finished 1-1.

Fettes are bidding to continue their domination in this competition, as they aim for their fourth title in a row!  They beat Glenalmond College and Jordanhill School before a hard-fought 3-0 win against George Watson’s College in the semi-final.

Junior Girls Cup

The Junior Girls Cup Final is also an all-Edinburgh encounter, as Edinburgh Academy take on George Watson’s College.

Accies eased past Hutchesons’ and St Columba’s School to set up a 4-1 win against St George’s School. They’re looking to regain the cup they won in 2022.

Watson’s put out Strathallan and The Glasgow Academy before seeing off Mary Erskine’s 3-0 in a local derby. The Colinton Road girls are bidding to retain the trophy they won last year.

Junior Girls Challenge Cup

It’s West v North in the Girls Challenge Cup Final, as Jordanhill School take on Robert Gordon’s College.

The Glasgow girls have had an impressive path to the final, scoring 18 goals in their three matches. After beating Albyn School and Kelso High School, they knocked out last year’s Plate winners, Morrison’s Academy 5-0 in the semi-final.

The girls from the granite city eliminated Marr College and Galashiels Academy before a very tough 4-2 semi-final win against a talented North Berwick High School team.

Junior Boys Plate

The Junior Boys Plate Final will be an all-Midlands affair between Glenalmond College and Strathallan.

Glenalmond knocked out Hutchesons’ on penalties in the first round of the Plate, before having a bye to the semi-final. In a cracking cup-tie in Glasgow, they beat Jordanhill School 2-1.

Strathallan saw off Loretto 6-0 after getting a bye in round 1. This set up a thrilling semi-final against Stewart’s Melville which they won 2-1.

Junior Girls Plate

The Junior Girls Plate Final between The High School of Glasgow and Dollar Academy promises to be a cracking match.

The High School had a walkover Glenalmond and a big win against Hutchesons’ to reach the final.

Dollar edged past Strathallan on penalties after a 1-1 draw, before a 4-0 win against High School of Dundee in the semi-final.

Junior Girls Challenge Plate

Finally, the Girls Challenge Plate Final sees Peebles High School play St Margaret’s School from Aberdeen.

Peebles beat Albyn School 2-1 in Aberdeen before a tense 1-0 win against fellow Borderers, Selkirk High School in the semi-final.

St Margaret’s also had two exciting wins, starting with a 1-0 win away at Gordonstoun. They followed this up with a 1-1 draw against Galashiels Academy, before winning on penalties.

Cup Finals

The schedule for the Junior Schools Cup Finals day can be found here: Junior Schools Cup Final Schedule

Next week we’ll preview the Senior Schools Cup finals which take place on 15th March. Their schedule is here: Senior Schools Cup Final Schedule

George Thornton, Youth Competitions & Events Manager, commented, “The Schools Cup Finals attract the biggest attendances in the Scottish Hockey calendar. The finals return to the national stadium in Glasgow this year, and we’re looking forward to welcoming bumper crowds to watch their teams. We’re anticipating some cracking matches which will showcase the very best of school hockey. Good luck to all teams.”

Entry is free, and hot and cold food and drinks will be available for sale on site.

More Information

For full results please see the Schools Cups pages on our website:

Junior Schools Cup – Scottish Hockey (scottish-hockey.org.uk)

Senior Schools Cup – Scottish Hockey (scottish-hockey.org.uk)


by Scotland Hockey

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