It was a pleasure to start off my day at Indigo Yard
at this morning's Business Breakfast.
Barry Wingate (85-90),
director of global banking at HSBC Investment Bank in London, flew back from Singapore to give a talk on the future for the oil industry. If you have a business or an interest that you would like to present at a future
let me know
. The breakfasts will resume at the start of the Autumn Term.
The Scotland U20's squad returned on Sunday 22nd May from their 10 day high altitude training camp in Font Romeu.
Hugh Fraser (12-14)
and Cameron Gray (13-15)
finished their week with a warm up fixture against France U20's. Soon they will leave for Manchester where they will have a further warm up game with Japan prior to their first
World Cup Fixture
on Tuesday 7th June against Australia U20's.
Fantastic news in rugby with Scotland claiming the World Sevens Series title
with a victory over South Africa in the London Sevens final last weekend. The Scots were trailing 26-15 with 30 seconds left but Edinburgh wing Dougie Fife scored
twice to clinch a thrilling 27-26 win. With this being the first time for the Scots to win the London Sevens Cup it is a wonderful achievement for both
Magnus Bradbury (11-13)
and James Johnstone (02-08)
who were instrumental to the game.
Will this be the year that MRFC
take home the winning trophy? Make sure you are there to give them a cheer when they take on the
next Saturday. Doors open from 12, at
. Following the day's events, the Merchistonians and Edinburgh Academicals are jointly holding an 'old school' themed dinner at the
, Edinburgh. With some tickets left, it is not too late to
book a table
A reminder for the Class of '06 to book up for your ten year reunion. Simon Collins (00-06)
has arranged for you all to get together over a meal at
The New Club
on Friday 7 October
. To save your spot click
Ken Fisher (80-86)
is also arranging a reunion for his peers.
Class of '86
can you believe it has been 30 years since you stepped outside the School grounds?Please
get in touch
with Ken to confirm your place.
The annual Merchistonian Dinner
is taking place on Friday 11 November
. Make sure you make a note in your diary as you will not want to miss out when the occasion arrives.
A fun date for your diary is the Rocks and Reels
evening that is held in the Marquee at the School on
Saturday 25 June
. An opportunity to relax in the company of family and friends, listen to some of our talented Rock Musicians and take part in some Scottish Reels. The live music on the night will include
(comprised of 4 Merchistonians) as well as the School's own rock bands. To book a ticket or table please click
We have two upcoming events in the golfing world. On Sunday 19 June
Merchistonian golf team
will take on the School. I think the team may need as much support as possible against the talented youths. The match is taking place at
, if you would like any further information or are interested in becoming a member of the Golf Club please get in touch with
Robert Forman (89-94).
Michael Ferndale (86-92)
is putting together a team of Merchistonians to compete in the
London Scottish School Golf Society
match at Denham Golf Course on
Sunday 26 June
. If you would like to dust off your clubs and represent Merchiston please let
Merchistonians will be saddened to learn of the deaths of Alexander Wood (55-60)
Mark Lunn (80-85).
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