Millburn Academy

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Millburn Academy
Acadamaidh Allt a' Mhuilinn
Diriebught Road


Coordinates57°28′45″N 4°12′31″W / 57.4792°N 4.2087°W / 57.4792; -4.2087Coordinates: 57°28′45″N 4°12′31″W / 57.4792°N 4.2087°W / 57.4792; -4.2087
TypeSecondary school, state funded
MottoStrive to Achieve
Established1961; 58 years ago (1961)
Local authorityHighland
Acting RectorJohnny Croall
Staffapprox. 135 (70 teaching)
Enrolmentapprox. 1130

Millburn Academy (Gaelic: Acadamaidh Allt a' Mhuilinn) is a six-year secondary school in Inverness, Scotland. It serves the portion of Inverness east of the River Ness along with rural areas to the south of the city, with a catchment area that includes the primary schools of Crown, Daviot, Drakies, Inshes, Raigmore and Strathdearn. The school runs parallel to the 'Mill Burn' which was originally used for a Whisky distillery. The distillery is now gone and has been replaced by a chain hotel.

School badge[edit]

The school badge was designed by the former head of Art and Design at the school, the late James Cameron. It consists of:

  • A torch: the symbol of learning;
  • A mill wheel and water which operated on the Mill Burn;
  • An eagle, the symbol of St John and the school motto, "Strive to Achieve".

School building[edit]

The school was built through the Public Private Partnership Agreement for £26 million. The building consists of 3 floors. The ground floor is made up of the support for learning, guidance, physical education and technical departments. A notable feature is the huge sports hall which is situated in the centre of the building. The first floor is made up of the business, history, geography, modern studies, religious education, mathematics, music and science departments. The spiral staircase in the main foyer leads up to the social area which is largely made up of pupil lockers. The second and top floor is made up of the English, modern languages and art departments.

The school also has a large grass playing field and a fourth generation astroturf multi-purpose pitch. The car parking facilities are available both adjacent to Diriebught Road and Victoria drive.


  • John Mathieson MA FRSGS 1961 - 1972
  • William T Weatherspoon BSc Dip Ed 1972 - 1989
  • GC Spence MA 1990 - 2007
  • Delia Thornton MA 2007- 2011
  • Gavin MacLean 2011–2018
  • Johnny Croall (Acting) 2018–present


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