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20 September 2017
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (06-01) and Hamish Watson helped launch the Mitsubishi Motors Kit 4 Clubs Scheme. ...
14 September 2017
"We are reviving the hugely popular and fun St Andrews day event. ...
13 September 2017
Leonardo is the largest inward investor in the UK defence sector, the largest Italian inward investor to the UK, and one of the biggest suppliers of defence equipment to the UK MoD. ...
12 September 2017
Following two days of stiff competition, Angus Roberts (13-16) was proclaimed as one of the winners of the 2017 Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards. ...
12 September 2017
‘Where Your Boy Comes First’ – Have you seen this video yet? Cick here to watch. ...
10 September 2017
“A round up of Cambs 1 and 2 from last weekend. ...
08 September 2017
Robert Mansergh (1912-1914) served in the 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment – the 2nd Manchester Pals. ...
08 September 2017
Gavin Parker (11-13): “Having graduated university the year before I was very keen to travel and see a bit of the world. ...
08 September 2017
"Historians in Italy believe they have found the remains of Robert Donald Brown(1928-1932), a British officer who was hailed a hero during the Second World War after holding off a German attack singlehandedly, armed only with a pistol and hand grenades. ...
06 September 2017
Many of you will know about the MCS panel project from 2016. ...
06 September 2017
"I have recently co-founded a new SaaS business providing board portal software to the Not-for-profit and SME markets around the globe. ...
01 September 2017
Congratulations to those that have graduated from Aberdeen University; Patrick Alexander Baker (06-11) with a Degree Of Bachelor Of Medicine And Bachelor Of Surgery, Oliver Cameron Paterson Hofford (04-13) with a Degree Of Bachelor Of Law With Options In Business Management (Hons) and Lewis Alexande ...
30 August 2017
Cameron is seeking a placement for his Year in Industry - he is studying Industrial Design and Technology at Brunel University in London and has just completed his 2nd year. ...
29 August 2017
On being named captain, Bradbury told Edinburgh Rugby: “I’m over the moon with the news. ...
28 August 2017
During the holidays we had a visit from Roy Humble (44-48) and his daughter Noreen, Hugh Dinwoodie (43-48), and Bill Donaldson (44-49). ...
21 July 2017

Introducing the new Merchistonian clothing range; initiated by the Merchistonian committee, with the help of Frazor Murphy (77-83) from ThinRedLineDesign. ...
19 July 2017
Club President, Matthew Gray (79-85), MRFC Secretary, Oli Green (99-07) and Club Secretary, Gill Imrie meet with Graeme Crossley (95-99) from Bloodhound Digital to get some useful hints and tips for the Club's Social Media platforms. ...
07 July 2017

Club President, Matthew Gray (79-85) has recently acted as a judge on the panel for the property technology competition which was delivered by the Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network. ...
30 June 2017
Please find the minutes from the AGM below. ...
30 June 2017
As a member of the Vintage Sports Car Club, Roger Platfoot (56-59) enjoyed attending the Scottish Tour in St Boswells last weekend. ...
30 June 2017
“I am currently in the process of sailing from Dartmouth to Dartmouth via the Caledonian Canal! In Scotland, we have so far visited Eyemouth, Arbroath , Peterhead, Whitehills and Lossiemouth before locking into the Caledonian Canal, where the boat now lies until 26 June. ...
30 June 2017
Duncan Brown (98-02) has stepped up as our new New Zealand Merchistonian representative. ...
29 June 2017
As part of the research for a book written by Matt Vallance he has uncovered two forgotten Merchistonian British and Irish Lions: Robert (Bertie) Bulloch Waddell (1898-1902) and William Lovat Fraser (1897-1902). ...
28 June 2017
Tiziano Pasquali (10-11) (prop) got his first cap and became our 66th internationalist when he played in the Fiji v Italy match (22 – 19). ...
26 June 2017
“I am currently in the process of sailing from Dartmouth to Dartmouth via the Caledonian Canal! In Scotland, we have so far visited Eyemouth, Arbroath , Peterhead, Whitehills and Lossiemouth before locking into the Caledonian Canal, where the boat now lies until 26 June. ...
23 June 2017
Jamie Kerr (88-93) and Peter Legget (03-01) played for MCC in the School’s 1st XI v MCC fixture. ...
23 June 2017
It was lovely to meet Kevin Kim (14-16) this morning, thanks for popping. ...
22 June 2017
Antoine Magre (10-14) who has just let us know that he has achieved a 2. ...
22 June 2017
“I am currently in the process of sailing from Dartmouth to Dartmouth via the Caledonian Canal! In Scotland, we have so far visited Eyemouth, Arbroath , Peterhead, Whitehills and Lossiemouth before locking into the Caledonian Canal, where the boat now lies until 26 June. ...
21 June 2017
The Merchiston Golf Academy has been crowned for the second year in a row, UK National Junior Champions. ...
18 June 2017
On Sunday 18 June, the Merchiston Golf Academy played its annual match against the Merchistonians at the world-renowned Open Championship venue, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Muirfield. ...
16 June 2017
James Boyd (69-73) has just caught up with Magnus Bradbury (11-13) and Fraser Brown (01-17) in Coogee, where he was able to wish Fraser all the very best ahead of the game tomorrow. ...
16 June 2017
It’s back, with this year’s competition again being run alongside, Tynedale Beer & Cider Festival 2017. ...
16 June 2017
“It was wonderful to see two Merchistonians and brothers, Tom and Chris (07-12) Sole fighting it out against some of the best cricketers in the world last month. ...
16 June 2017
‘Bath Rugby starlet Zach Mercer (13-15) could not contain his delight after England Under 20 sealed a dramatic 24-22 victory over South Africa in the semi-final of the World Rugby U20 Championship. ...
09 June 2017
Congratulations to Aaron Tait (14-16) who has been named in this year's Bay of Plenty Under 19 team in New Zealand. ...
08 June 2017
Would you like to advertise your company's services in this year’s Merchistonian Club Magazine? Please find the rates and specifications below and contact merchistonians@merchiston. ...
06 June 2017
Tiziano Pasquali (10-11) left Merchiston to go to Leicester Tigers and then went on to Benetton Treviso. ...
05 June 2017
Requests are now closed for the matches below. ...
05 June 2017
Requests are now closed for the matches below. ...
02 June 2017

2 June 2017
 Dear Parents, Former Parents, Merchistonians and Friends of Merchiston
Contributions to Gift Funds
Several years ago now, I stopped the tradition of writing to you seeking “Thank You” contributions for departing members of staff. ...
24 May 2017
Tom Sole (09-14) played his first game for Northamptonshire CC 1st XI against South Africa. ...
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. ...
20 May 2017

On Saturday 20 May twenty-five members of those who arrived at Merchiston in 1960 and 1961 met up once again at the School, accompanied by ten wives. ...
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'. ...

 

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