Apply for International Colours

Awarded to pupils who have represented their country at an international level.

Examples include: Playing for the Scotland under 18s football team in an international friendly. Performing with the Scottish National Youth Orchestra in an international festival.


  • The standard of your application will be a factor in the decision made by the Colours Committee.
  • You must include the contact details of an adult (not a relative) who has witnessed or been involved in your community project during lockdown, please ask them first whether they are willing to provide a reference.

The decision of the Colours Committee will be final.

Before you apply:

  • You must be in S4, S5 or S6
  • You must meet the criteria above by representing your country at an international level since November 2021 and have been in S4, S5 or S6 at the time
  • You must meet the general criteria for colours for behaviour and attitude in school
  • You must have asked for permission from the person who is providing your reference