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Discussion: Scotch

in: kido; kido > 2020-04-09

Apr 10, 2020 7:19 AM # 
I went to a reasonably posh private school, but Scotch is next-level. (As I think I've noted here previously, it's rumoured that the annual budget of their rowing program is higher than the annual budget of Rowing Australia).

I assume they've got that much land because they've always had that much land, which is the way it sometimes works. Winchester (where I worked during a 1989 gap year) owned a couple of square kilometres of land in a pretty densely populated area of the UK - apparently the story was that if they sold it it would trigger a tax bill which would send them broke.

Still, in terms of odd things that private schools own, I believe that Prince Alfred College in Adelaide owns several percent of Coopers Brewery (the shares being left to the school by one of the original Cooper family).
Apr 10, 2020 7:45 AM # 
They should send all the students back to (physical) school -except the boarders. With so much space, social distancing can't be a problem.
Apr 10, 2020 8:46 AM # 
It really is next-level Blair! And yeah given where it is I can't even begin to imagine what the land would be worth!

Haha - well, I hope Prince Alfred give their school leavers a good exit package in that case? Seems only fair.

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