The 6 Nations is finally here; I am sure you are eager for the first match to begin!
Tonight sees the Scotland U20s take on Ireland, best of luck to Fergus Bradbury (13-15)
Stafford McDowall (14-16)
. Zach Mercer (13-15)
has been named in the U20s England squad; you can cheer him on as they take on France tomorrow.
Also making an appearance this weekend is Fraser Brown (01-07)
who will represent Scotland in their match against Ireland. Based on the Club's 6 Nations ticket sales it is fair to say there will be a strong Merchistonian presence
at Murrayfield tomorrow - please share your photographs with me!
I spotted Morgan White (10-15)
on Twitter this week, making the most of the acoustics in the Founder's Quad at Royal Holloway. Watch him work his magic in the video below.
After cutting his teeth as the judge in a school production of Gilbert & Sullivan's Trial by Jury in 1967,
Ian Lawson (62-67)
is now the President of the Edinburgh G&S Society and will be taking a lead role in its upcoming 'Ruddygore' at the King's Theatre from 21 to 25 March. Read more and get your tickets
Last Saturday Neill Thomson (83-87)
enjoyed his first visit back to Merchiston in over 25 years. Now a rugby coach for Dunbar Grammar School, Neill returned with his U13 team who narrowly defeated Merchiston's D1s 24-23. The Merchiston hospitality
was enjoyed by all and Neill enjoyed showing his son (who is part of their team) around the School.
Merchistonian Golf Club
There is no time like tee time! The Merchistonian Golf Club
has just announced its
. Would you like to get involved? You can read letters from both the Captain and the Secretary of the golf section and complete a membership
Hats off to…
Congratulations to Neil Malcolm (98-06)
who is now the Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Seakeeper, Inc and
Simon Priestley (86-90)
who has a new role as Programme Director at Mitie.
Brandon Kwok (01-09)
also has something to celebrate as he has recently acquired his certTESOL from Trinity College in London and can now teach English to speakers of other languages.
Save the date
Edinburgh Business Breakfast - Norman Walker (65-70)
joins us on Friday 24 February - find out more and book your spot
London Pre-Calcutta Cup Dinner
- Friday 10 March - Go to Mac and Wild to gear up for the big match! Book
Dame Fiona Woolf DBE
- Thursday 9 February - Dame Woolf talks about the 'Challenges for the City and the Future'. Find out more
Nominations for the
- Remember to submit your nominations by midday on 29 February 2017.
I look forward to hearing your updates next week.
The Merchistonian Club Secretary