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Connor's Journey Continues

The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
19 May 2017

'Connor's Journey Continues'

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

Many of you will remember Connor Hughes (07-12) but if not, you can read his journey here. He is the most remarkable young man and he wants to give something back for all the support he has received.  Connor is therefore competing in the E'tape Caledonia race...81 miles in the wheelchair category.  He is racing to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Charity. If you would like to donate you can do so here.

Sport News

Super batting and bowling from Chris Sole (07-12) for Hampshire CCC 2XI v Glamorgan CCC 2XI.  Match abandoned, see the scores here.


Edinburgh Rugby has signed scrum-half Hugh Fraser (12-14) from the BT Academy on a one year deal.  Congratulations Hugh!

The Leavers v Staff Touch Rugby was great fun on Wednesday.  Staff won 8-5, and the spectators thoroughly enjoyed it.  Thank you Ruaridh Campbell (09-16) who came to officiate.


Edinburgh Business Breakfast

Our next Business Breakfast will be with Graham Millar, from Gilson Gray, covering the important topic of data protection. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the GDPR and the ePrivacy Regulations - know your rights and what it means for every business.  Click here for more details.


London Scottish Schools Golf Club Match

The 2017 match will take place at Denham Golf Club on Tuesday 27 June. Please contact Michael Ferndale (86-92) to be part of the Merchistonian team. You can find out more information, and the programme for the day, here

School News

Merchiston Castle trio praised

Pupils Cameron A, Lyle M and Papon S earned pass marks from Director of Golf, Alan Murdoch for their performance in the Independent Schools Golf Association's National Final in Kent. They finished 12 out of 20 schools after winning the Scottish Area event.  Read more here.  

Further congratulations to Cameron A, who finished runner-up at the Scottish National U14 Championships, just losing out by one shot for the coveted individual National title. With fabulous rounds of 72 and 73, he again showed the super form he has been in all year. He should be extremely proud of his latest achievements.


Summer Golf Camp

Led by Alan Murdoch and Kurt Mungall, this camp has a day and residential option and runs from 30 July - 4 August.  To find out more and to register, click here


Niall McWilliam, former Merchiston staff member and contemporary Scottish artist, has painted this colourful springtime version of the School. 


Debbie Marshall, School Nurse, was the lucky winner of the Eastern Western Merchiston Sevens raffle and had a BMW I8 for the whole weekend.  


We have a busy week of events ahead with the Merchistonian cricket and rugby teams playing the School and the intake of '60 reunion visiting on Saturday; for those participating I hope you have a great time and I look forward to seeing you at Merchiston. 

Kind regards

The Merchistonian Club Secretary

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Sports Desk





Upcoming Events

19 May 2017
Merchistonians v Leavers

20 May 2017
Intake Class of '60 & '61 reunion

24 May 2017
Touch Rugby
Merchistonians v Leavers

3 June 2017
MRFC v Accies Match

27 June 2017
London Scottish Schools Golf Match

30 June 2017
Edinburgh Business Breakfast

30 July - 4 August 2017
Summer Golf Camp

30 July - 4 August 2017
Summer Rugby Camp

6 August - 11 August 2017
Summer Rugby Camp

12 August 2017
The Latimer Cup - Lake of Menteith

26 August 2017
Golf Autumn Meeting

26 - 27 August 2017
Big Activity Weekend

16 September 2017
Rugby Supporters' Breakfast - Dollar

16 September 2017
Casino Night

30 September 2017
Class of '07 10 year reunion

7 October 2017
Class of '87 30 year reunion

13 October 2017
Newcastle Golf and Drinks

24 November 2017
The Merchistonian Annual Dinner

2 December 2017
Rugby Supporters' Breakfast - Watsons

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