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23 May 2017
Niall McWilliam worked at Merchiston from 2010 - 2016 before moving to Singapore with his wife in April 2016. ...
22 May 2017
Scottish Rugby interview Magnus Bradbury on being selected for the 2017 Summer Tour. ...
18 May 2017
Contemporary Scottish artist Niall McWilliam painted a colourful number of the School. ...
17 May 2017
Many of you will remember Connor Hughes (07-12) and if not you can read his journey here. ...
15 May 2017
Edinburgh Rugby has signed scrum-half Hugh Fraser (12-14) from the BT Academy on a one year deal. ...
09 May 2017
A big thank you to Paul Skipworth (parent) for presenting Friday 5 May's Business Breakfast, an impressive career history and it was fascinating to hear the next chapter, and not to mention completing the Marathon des Sables or equivalent 250km race eight times! Also thanks to Jenny and Steve at Bel ...
09 May 2017
"Most people thought I was completely mad when I shared my plan to complete the London Marathon facing backwards to raise money for the Lord’s Taverners. ...
05 May 2017
In January, James McDiarmid (07-13) and the Rallying Team at Harper Adams University received major sponsorship for the season from M-sport who are currently the top rally team in the FIA World Rally Series and Harper Adams Uni. ...
05 May 2017
Club passes are open to Merchistonians. ...
04 May 2017
Thursday saw the U14 and U15 athletic teams compete against Stewart’s Melville with Merchiston. ...
02 May 2017
The Glasgow 1XV just after winning the BUCS Trophy final against Edinburgh. ...
21 April 2017
Merchiston is delighted to announce that five of its elite Tennis Academy players, the ‘Scotland Team’, were crowned runners-up (No. ...
17 April 2017
Round 1. ...
24 March 2017
"One memory of Hugh which might be of interest was we were both in the Fleet Air Arm at the same time for national service. ...
20 March 2017
Former Scotland and British & Irish Lions wing Roger Baird was desperate for his status as one of the last Scots to win at Twickenham to be ended. ...
20 March 2017
The Merchiston 1st tennish team won silver at the World Schools' Championship in Brazil - well done to you all!
18 March 2017
The Merchistonian Shooting Section's annual 'Rifle and Clay Day' took place on Saturday 18 March. ...
17 March 2017
After I left Merchiston I had numerous jobs in Edinburgh before heading to Eastern Asia with the aim of being self-sufficient and figuring out what I really wanted to do with my life. ...
13 March 2017
Today saw Andrew McDonald's (79-85) last day as the Club President . ...
08 March 2017
Five years ago an Edinburgh schools FP League was formed, involving Watsonians, Stewarts Melville, Heriot's FP and Edinburgh Accies curling clubs. ...
03 March 2017
Merchiston vs Edinburgh Academy at Muirfield Sunday 26 FebruaryThe team - Chris Cowan, Dougie Cowan, Ricky Cowan, Martin Stein, Chris Smith, Robbie Bremner, Michael Rolland, and Peter Legget!Results We won in the morning – 2. ...
03 March 2017
"When I entered Merchiston in September 1939 the only way to achieve recognition was on the rugby field, but thanks to many childhood illnesses (and I almost died of whooping cough) I was simply a hopeless athlete. ...
03 March 2017
There is no excuse for the boys to be late for lessons now!
In order to make more of the wonderful bell in the Belfry Tower, an electric hammer has been attached to the bell in order to strike on the hour and once on the half hour between 7am and midnight. ...
03 March 2017
When Channel 5 broadcasted their new series “Cruising with Jane McDonald" The Majestic Line had no idea it would immediately mean all hands on deck with the flood of enquiries that came in, so much so that their website went down after the first 10 minutes!  Andy Thoms (59-63), founder and part ...
23 February 2017
Zach will captain the team following Ben Earl’s knee injury. ...
22 February 2017
Rod Grant is the headmaster at Clifton Hall School and has published his first book entitled 'Success Decoded'. ...
26 January 2017
Where has time gone? In case it has escaped your notice, it is now 30 years since you left Merchiston. ...
23 January 2017
On a recent skiing holiday to Whistler in Canada Liam bumped into fellow Merchistonian, Iain. ...
23 January 2017
An update from Hugh Dinwoodie (43-48)

My son Colin (Physics/Maths, 94-02) lives in London, Ontario. ...
20 January 2017
We are always delighted to share Merchistonian successes. ...
20 January 2017
A charity ceilidh organised by Stuart Riddell (76-81) and his family raised over £13K for the Maggie's Centre in Edinburgh. ...
12 January 2017
Gavin Reid (01-06) has been named Yachtsman of the Year after his brave rescue mission during the Clipper Round-the-World Yacht Race. ...
06 January 2017

Aled taught science, history and English at Mercy Christian Academy and República de Honduras, Honduras in 2015-16. ...
05 January 2017
It was great to see Merchistonian, Calum Hill, recently at Kings Acre, fine tuning his game for the 2017 season. ...
17 December 2016
Stuart Riddell (76-81) is organising a Christmas Ceilidh to raise funds for The Maggie's Centre in Edinburgh. ...
06 December 2016
The School had the privilege of welcoming some special guests to assembly on 6 December who know all about ‘bouncebackability’. ...
02 December 2016
Ethan Hemmati (11-16) regularly contributes to one of Sheffield's local papers, The Forge, by writing musical reviews. ...
02 December 2016
When Stephen joined Merchiston he was following in his brother, father and grandfather’s footsteps, being the third generation of the Biggart family to attend, Stephen had very high standards to aspire to. ...
01 December 2016

Last month, Merchiston welcomed new pupil, Arman P, who joined Lower Sixth Form. ...
28 November 2016
Thank you to one and all for meeting us in Saturday night for drinks and dinner in Singapore. ...
24 November 2016
The time has come to get your nominations submitted for the Merchistonian Award 2017. ...
22 November 2016
The Headmaster and Mrs Hunter have recently taken the time to visit present parents, prospective parents, former parents and of course Merchistonians in Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. ...
15 November 2016
Boon returned to the School on Tuesday along with his wife, sister and daughter. ...
09 November 2016
As part of Nick's continuing professional development as a teacher he visited Merchiston yesterday to observe a number of classes, Nick sent us some feedback after his visit:


"This was the first time since 1984 that I had been to the school. ...
03 November 2016
We have secured a 15% discount at T. ...
01 November 2016
Merchiston was delighted to welcome back to School former pupil Michael Nicol (04-11) who kindly volunteered to talk to Merchiston and Firhill High School’s 5th and 6th Form pupils about his career and experiences in Chiropractic Medicine. ...
08 October 2016
The golf club is pleased to report that they had an extremely successful Autumn Meeting last Saturday at the Brunsfield Links Golfing Society. ...
06 October 2016
Film and media was the topic of this Careers Café which was hosted by Jonny Paterson (98-06). ...
05 October 2016
Malcolm McNeill (89-94) came to talk about his newest novel, "The Beginning Woods". ...
04 October 2016
Richard Moir (69-73) CEO of The London Wealth Forum, has extended an invitation to attend a conference on 4 October entilted 'The Implications of BREXIT'. ...
22 September 2016
Richard Tidy ('08-'12) parading as a Drum Major with the OTC at the Edinburgh Tattoo. ...
21 September 2016
Dean visited us today from his home in Yorkshire; it was time for his son Jevin and daughter Anouska to see the School after his many cheeky tales. ...
19 September 2016
It was great to see Jason back at the School today. ...
06 September 2016
Today we remembered Ronald Pringle-Pattison. ...
06 September 2016
Guy Warren and his partner Karen Whetstone met us for a tour around the School having not visited in 8 years, and he was very impressed with Laidlaw. ...
02 September 2016
Niall McDiarmid (79-85) shared his photography journey with the BBC and he explains how his project came to highlight the diversity of modern Britain. ...
01 September 2016
Congratulations to Fergus Crawley (10-14) who won a bronze in the GPC Powerlifting European Championships 2016 in Finland! Well done Fergus. ...
01 September 2016
Gavin Reid (01-06) sailed in the Clipper event this year where he heroically jumped into the ocean to help a non-Clipper yachtsman who had become entangled in its mast. ...
01 September 2016
John Bowie, originally from Dundee, moved to Canada in 1952 after his education at Merchiston. ...
28 August 2016
Each year the School holds a Big Activity Weekend, an opportunity for boys considering entry to Merchiston to ‘Live a life in the day of Merchiston'. ...
18 August 2016
Sam Cox-George retraced old footsteps with his wife and daughter. ...
17 August 2016
Pam and Ian (cousins) came all the way from Christchurch, New Zealand with their partners to follow in the footsteps of their great grandfather, James Arthur Lennie,
16 August 2016
We celebrate Chris Sole's One Day International debut!
21 July 2016
Anna Garland and Hamish Garland the daughter and grandson of Hamilton Howatt popped in to the School as they were on their way to visit Hamilton. ...
19 July 2016
A big thank you from the recent leavers to everyone who donated to the It’s Time for Sport telephone fundraising appeal and for all the great advice they received on future careers. ...
19 July 2016
Robin Hall (60-64) and his son James travelled from South Africa to enjoy The Open Golf Championships in St Andrews. ...
14 July 2016
Alick McWhirter (78-84) went straight to Hong Kong after leaving School. ...
14 July 2016
The Schools Veterans Match, held in Bisley, Surrey each year is a competition that sees 5 former pupils from usually the top 50 shooting schools in the country competing against each other. ...
24 June 2016
It was great to see Greg McCulloch (82-87) back at the School with his family. ...
24 June 2016
Chris Cowan(79-85), Roger Baird(73-78), Nick White(83-89), Matthew Gray(79-85), Ronnie Irving(52-58) and Gavin Thain(79-85) treated the School golf team to a fine lunch at Muirfield on 19 June. ...
24 June 2016
MRFC were in a tough group and pitted against Stu’s Blue’s (A Tynedale team), Blaydon (National 1 Team) and Tynedale colts. ...
24 June 2016
The Scotland team were off to an exciting start in the group stages with their first ever win against Australia 15-10. ...
24 June 2016
In the spirit of accommodating imminent new members of the Club, it was decided that a 9-9 try draw at full time (after some generous 'extra time' from the School referee) would go to sudden death which saw the School finish off a fun evening with a well deserved try to officially beat the Merchist ...
10 June 2016
Score: 53-19

In an ‘all action’ game at Raeburn Place Merchistonian XV took on the Accies for the third time since our revival. ...
09 June 2016
On Friday 20 May, the 1XI played its annual fixture against the Merchistonians. ...

 

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