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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
15 December 2017

"Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

On Friday night, the Headmaster and Mrs Hunter went to Òran Mór (a venue in Glasgow) to listen to Rory Fairweather (03-10), Fergus Robson (03-10), Jack Fotheringham (05-10) and Dan Muir (08-10) in their guise as Ava Love, formally Bwani Junction. You can listen to Ava Love's latest song Warcry which was played on BBC Radio Scotland's Vic Galloway show (52 minutes). 

Chris Grieve (05-10) was also at the concert supporting his friends and enjoyed a catch-up with the Headmaster and Mrs Hunter. Chris is doing very well, and has recently started his own renovating business with his brother. Best of luck Chris! 

"It is amazing being the Headmaster of Merchiston. Wherever you go you bump into folk of and from Merchiston, on the way back from Heathrow at Terminal 5, Angus Sinclair (06-13) "Hello Mr Hunter, how are you?"

It was great to touch base with Angus, on his way back home to the South West of Scotland for a Christmas and New Year break from university in Louisiana. 

Angus is a top athlete. He now does the Decathlon. Within the 10 disciplines, he runs the 100 metres in 11.0; high jumps at 2.5 metres and has learnt the pole vault, a new one to Angus.  When I asked Angus which was the hardest of the 10 disciplines for him, he said the 1500 metres!

Yet again wonderful, wonderful moments with an old boy. Well done Angus!"

Class of '88 - 30 Year Reunion

To celebrate 30 years since your last day at Merchiston, Graham Gibson (83-88) is organising a get-together for the Class of 1988 on Saturday 15 September 2018. If you have any questions contact Graham, otherwise go ahead and book here.

McInroy & Wood - Analyze This

Will Lindsay (87-94)
works with McInroy & Wood in Haddington, East Lothian, and is looking to recruit a Graduate Investment Analyst for this successful discretionary investment manager. McInroy & Wood manage money for clients across the UK and overseas, and invest directly globally.

If there are any Merchistonians who are recent graduates (or about to graduate), please send your CV and covering letter to Will. More details available on request.

Congratulations to…

Simon Holmes (80-87)
for starting a new position as Commercial Director at Golf-Drives.com

Peter Legget (03-11) for starting a new position as Clinical Network Representative at Pfizer, Ashfield

Teddy Bonfield (06-12) for starting a new position as Institutional Client Business - Middle East & Africa at BlackRock

Stuart Dalrymple (03-09) for starting a new position as Joint Venture/Asset Accountant at Spirit Energy

Better Late Than Never

Thanks to James Hardie (52-57) who has returned to the School, a library book titled 'The Far North' which was taken out 50 years ago. We wish to point out that it was not James that took the book out but an acquaintance. The late return fee has been waived, of course!

A Statement from the Board of Governors

"We are delighted to announce that Merchiston Castle School has appointed Mr Jonathan Anderson as Headmaster for September 2018. 

Jonathan grew up in Ulster and read Geography at Queen's Belfast where he developed his appetite for teaching and subsequently completed his teaching qualification in 1997...Jonathan is a passionate believer in the benefits of a well-rounded education and providing opportunities for pupils to excel in all that they do. He brings to Scotland his wife Bethan, and daughter Emily (3) and is looking forward to welcoming a new addition to his family in March 2018."
Read more.

A Christmas Cracker

Get him a gift that he can look forward to, a ticket on next year's rugby or golf camps. 

U13-U16 Rugby Camp | To find out more and to book, click here
Summer Golf Camp for ages 8-17 | To find out more and to book, click here.

And finally, have a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to hearing all of your news in 2018. 

Best wishes

Gill, Club Secretary
Louise, Development Assistant


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