Dates for your Diary:
Your London representative, Will Biggart (94-01)
is currently working hard to find the best venue for the 2018 London get-together. We thought summer drinks would be best, so block out
and Thursday 16 August
. We will be in touch to confirm the chosen date and venue soon.
Merchistonian Annual Dinner
What better weekend to be in Edinburgh than Friday 9 - Sunday 11 November?
Kick the weekend off with drinks in Indigo Yard and an informal Merchistonian dinner. Your dinner will take place at
La P'tite Folie
, a great new venue for the Merchistonian Dinner! Rally up your friends, it's about time for a get-together! Find out more and get your ticket
On Saturday 10 November
Scotland will be taking on Fiji in the Autumn Internationals at Murrayfield so there's even more of a reason to be in Edinburgh! We will be taking requests for Autumn International tickets
Finally, you can finish the weekend off by watching 100 Merchiston and Merchistonian Pipers and Drummers parade together at the School on
Sunday 11 November
. If you are a piper or drummer and would like to take part in the parade,
let me know
Business Breakfast Reminder
In the run up to Brexit, Eoghan Mackie (89-95)
will talk about his organisation,
. Their latest offering is to provide support for UK business and social enterprise to access Africa. Join us on
Friday 25 May
at 8.00am. To find out more and book your spot, click
Beating Retreat Ceremony
On Wednesday 23 May
the Combined Cadet Force is returning to the esplanade at Edinburgh Castle for the Beating of the Retreat ceremony, hosted by Merchiston Castle School.
Thirteen Scottish schools will parade and play in a colourful pageant of military music and precision drill by the Massed Pipes and Drums of the Combined Cadet Force in Scotland. There will be an area for the public to enjoy the display, with the magnificent
backdrop, so come along and join us from 7.45pm.
Thank you for Visiting
Grant Robertson (66-70)
It was great to see Grant and his wife, Margaret last week. On their way to St Andrews to spend a few days with their children, they decided to pop by having not been back since leaving school.
If you are in the area or are planning a trip to Edinburgh over the summer months,
get in touch
to arrange a tour!
NKD Pizza ups its offer
is now offering us up to 40% off. See discount codes below -
This will give people 20% off pizzas only on order over £20 (can't be used in conjunction with meal deals or other promotions)
This will give people 40% off pizzas only on order over £40 (can't be used in conjunction with meal deals or other promotions)
Did you know you get free entry any night at
? Just say Merchistonians at the door.
See all the discounts available to you
Merchistonians v Lorretonians
"At Muirfield on Sunday 13 May
the Merchistonian team took on the Lorretonians in their annual match. The Merchistonian team was
Will Lindsay (87-94), Sandy Robertson (75-81), Robert Forman (89-94), PK Young (77-81), Alastair Milligan (58-63), Martin Stein (84-89), Niall Ballantyne (82-87), Colin Barbour (78-83)
and Charles Abram (65-69).
In the morning matches, and in initial damp conditions, Will and Sandy won their match 1 up, Robert and PK won their match 3 in 2, Niall and Colin won their match 1 up and Alistair and Martin half their match having been 3 down with 3 to play. Lunch
was the usual fine affair and in the afternoon Charles stepped in for Will…"
to read the full update from Robert Forman (89-94) .
Junior Golf Team at Number Two
The Junior Golf Academy made the 800 mile round trip to compete in one of the leading UK National school events: The Wellington Salver.
Read the full story here
Good luck to the Merchistonian cricket team tonight who are taking on the School.
I look forward to welcoming the Class of '66 - '70 at the School tomorrow morning at 10.30am for their 50 year reunion. Photographs to follow!
Gill, Merchistonian Club Secretary