Green, blue, red and yellow House shirts make spectacular bodies of colour and House chants ring out with gusto. House competitions in a variety of activities including sports, music events and charity efforts, build a friendly rivalry for the prestigious House Cup, presented at the end of each year.
But where did these four House names come from? To delve back into history and discover the stories behind the House namesakes is a sobering lesson; for these four men were martyrs. Donald Cargill, James Chalmers, Patrick Hamilton and George Wishart were men who paid the ultimate price for their belief.