It was a cold sports hall that greeted us in rural Perthshire, but things soon began to warm, simmer and come to the boil at the Scottish Schools Team Championships. Fencers coached by Salle Ossian were here to represent their schools in an over 15 and under 15 category. Each team fenced another 5 schools in the preliminary rounds, then seeded for direct elimination bouts to the final. In the under 15 championships, Breadalbane Academy won the gold medal match, putting out Perth High School in a nail-biting finale. In the over 15 event, Strathallan School showed good depth in their team not to drop a match all day and to take the gold medal. But a big mention for Breadalbane Academy, a team of beginners, who went on to take home the bronze medal. All of the coaches and staff at Salle Ossian send their warmest congratulations.