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Easter Treats

The Merchistonian Newsletter
25 March 2016

'Easter Treats'

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

With the end of the Lent term, this week saw all the boys run the cross-country, and the rugby posts and try lines disappear ready for the cricket boundaries.

The departure of the boys for their Easter break leaves the campus silent, but not for long, as next week the School once again becomes home to the International Harp Festival.

In sporting news, congratulations go to the Merchistonian golf team who, in last weekend's Scottish Wayfarers, had a convincing win in the round-robin competition to take the Stenhouse Quaich for a second year running. Their success bodes well for the upcoming Halford Hewitt.

An audience of Merchistonians, young and old, plus a good number of parents, gave Professor Roy Robertson, MBE, LVO (64-69) a warm welcome at yesterday's Business Breakfast.
A tour of Roy's post-Merchiston days gave us a fascinating political and social history lesson with a reminder of Edinburgh epidemics, a plethora of medical research and break-throughs, an international bestselling book, play and film, and a peek into the medical world of the Royal Household.
This all made for a truly entertaining morning with many questions. April's talk is entitled Shifting sands:what next for the Middle East. Speaker Colin Crabbe (64-69) promises business insights into this fascinating part of the world - click on the link opposite for more.

On their own tour of the Middle and Far East promoting the School last week, the Headmaster and Mrs Hunter also received a warm welcome from Merchistonians in an unseasonally chilly Hong Kong - a few faces can be seen on our gallery.

For those who missed it, the Club has its very own whisky courtesy of Charles Maclean (65-69), Edward Davidson (86-89) and Patrick Costello (01-09). With a strict limit on the bottles available, when it's gone it's gone. Click here to buy.

I have my hands full with our sports activity camp next week before a short break, so this is the last news update for three weeks. Whatever you're doing on the first full moon after the spring equinox, I hope you have a good break and not too much chocolate.
Happy Easter. 


Acting Secretary
The Merchistonian Club


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