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 the last round of colours 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