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Dear Merchistonians and Friends

Upcoming events:

Edinburgh Business Network: 2016 Feb Business Breakfast
26 February 2016, 8-9am Montpeliers, Bruntsfield - speaker Oliver McCaul (00-05)

Looking Forth - A solo exhibition of new paintings by Jason Cordingley
4 March 2016, Flaubert Gallery, 74 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Tues-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat & Sun 11am-5pm

Step Back, Finding the Way Forward in Life
10 March, 7pm Memorial Hall, Book launch by The Rev Prof Norman Drummond CBE FRSE (65-70)

Merchistonian Drinks with the Headmaster
16 March 2016, 6.30pm The Canny Man, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Edinburgh Business Network: 2016 March Business Breakfast
24 March 2016, 8-9am Merchiston Dining Hall - speaker Prof Roy Robertson MBE LVO (64-69)

Class of 1981 35 year Reunion 'Next Step the Nursing Home'
6 May 2016, 5.30pm Indigo Yard, Edinburgh and then dinner at La P'tite Folie

Class of 1986 30 Year Reunion
2 September, 2016 MRFC v GWC match and dinner Friday 2 September followed by lunch at the New Club, Edinburgh, Saturday 3 September

MRFC v Watsonians
2 September 2016, Full details to follow

Class of 2006 10 Year Reunion
7 October 2016, 8pm the New Club, Edinburgh

Gong xi fa cai! Kung Hei Fat Choi! to our Merchistonians and friends celebrating the Year of the Fire Monkey.  We hope the year ahead brings good fortune, good health and prosperity.

The Chinese New Year at the School has brought the start of the development work for our new sports facilities.  There will be a regular progress update on the School website, the first of which you can find here.

In Hong Kong and want to hear first-hand how the project is going and what else is happening at the School?  Come and join the Headmaster and Mrs Hunter in The Canny Man, Wanchai at 6.30pm on Wednesday 16 March as they take time out from promoting the School to catch up with you all.  Please reply to this email if you're coming along.

Some of you may have sailed into spectacular Hong Kong harbour but we know there are quite a few of you with boats and sailing craft various around the world.  If you would like to meet up with other Merchistonians on the water then we can share your plans on the Club website.  Send us your details of where you will be and when and maybe you'll be able to enjoy sundowners with an old classmate in a mooring, port or harbour somewhere.

Good luck to Scotland as they play Wales this weekend.  We may have 2 returned tickets for the Scotland game in Dublin if anyone is interested.  Email by return.

If you're making any Valentine's purchases, or buying anything else, online then, at no cost to you, you could support the School's fundraising at the same time.  Purchase through Easyfundraising and a donation from the company you're buying from will come directly to the School. It really is easy.

The School is on half term next week so our next newsletter will be out 26 February, the same day as our Business Breakfast.  There are places still available.

Kind regards

Acting Club Secretary
The Merchistonian Club
Merchiston Castle School

t/ 0131 312 2262
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