Welcome

I am delighted to join Robert Gordon's College as the new Head of College. Growing up in Aberdeenshire this is of special significance to me and seeing what the College means to the city and the shire. 

Robert Gordon's College is at the cutting edge of international education. We have a strong sense of our local identity and our place in the wider world. Our community is highly diverse and philanthropy is a constant thread throughout our history. 

A distinctive feature of the school is the sheer range of opportunities and choice that are on offer. Every child, whatever their background or interest, can find their niche and excel. It is a mutually supportive environment where we aspire every day to 'be all you can be'. Staff here are totally dedicated to caring for all of our children and the relationships that are built around the Quadrangle last a lifetime. 

I have worked in different countries and visited schools all over the world, so I can say from experience that this school is impressive and one of the best schools I have seen. So whether you are new to Robert Gordon's, a current pupil, or an old friend, I hope you enjoy exploring our community. Think of our website as the trailer to the best film you've ever seen. 

Robin Macpherson
Head of Robert Gordon's College

Robin Macpherson
Head of Robert Gordon's College

Robert Gordon’s College welcomes Robin Macpherson as the new Head of College in August 2020. Robin grew up in the North East of Scotland attending Gordon Primary School in Huntly and Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh. Robin graduated from the University of Oxford with a BA in Modern History and then returned to Edinburgh to complete an MSc in Scottish History at The University of Edinburgh.

Robin has held teaching and senior leadership roles in Scotland, the UK and overseas with experience of day and boarding schools, as well as having worked as an examiner for the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Edexcel and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.  A published author, Robin is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a keen advocate and public speaker in international education and a North East Committee Member of the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI). Robin is a board member of the educational charity Remembering Srebrenica Scotland.