Merchistonians and Friends
The Whole School Commemoration Service and Fun Run takes place this
Sunday, if you are in the area and would like to take part in the run
or cheer from the side line, the race will kick off at 11.30am.
The Headmaster and Mrs Hunter will be visiting Turkey to attend a
recruitment fair at Çiragan Palace Kempinski on Saturday 29 and
Sunday 30 April. Please pass on an invitation to any contacts you may
have in the area who might like to find out more about Merchiston.
Register for an appointment here.
Applications for 2017/18 Merchiston entry are still open; see the new
Headmaster's welcome video here.
Reunions and events
To the Class
of '07 - join Oli
Green (99-07) and Archie Millar (00-07) at The
New Club on Saturday 30 September to celebrate your ten year reunion.
Book your ticket here.
Wilson (83-87) has been busy organising a Class of '87 reunion
'88 and '89
are welcome too) at the Apex, Grassmarket, on Saturday 7
October. Find out more here.
Laura Barley is holding a Casino Night fundraiser in aid of the 2017
China trek in memory of her late husband Euan Barley (92-95).
If any of you can make it along, Laura would love to see some of
Euan's school friends there. Full details can be found here.
The next Edinburgh
Business Breakfast will take place on Friday 5 May at
Belted Burgers. Paul
Skipworth will share business and brand building
lessons learnt from his past operational and investment roles in
companies such as Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, L Capital and
Glenmorangie. Find out more here.
Hats off to…
Congratulations to Martin
Stephens (97-02) who is now Director at KPMG UK and Douglas Cowan (84-91)
now a Partner at Keoghs.
(85-90) also has something to celebrate as he is now
CFO (and co-founder) of nooli.
Finally, good luck to Richard
Wootton (08-13) who has started a new position as
Junior Investment Analyst at JB Equity.
Congratulations to our Merchistonian golf team who made it into the
last 4 out of 64 schools at Halford Hewitt. Click here for an update.
Well done to Alexander
Ogilvy (10-15) whose rugby team at Brown University
won the Ivy League Rugby Tournament in an exciting final against
Princeton. Alexander has since flown to Charlotte to represent
his team (the Bears) in the National Rugby Championships. Here is a
photo of Alexander and team.
Last Saturday, Ayr won the BT Premiership Grand Final against
Melrose. Congratulations to Stafford
McDowall (14-16) who showed technical excellence and
confidence as the inside centre for Ayr. Read more here.
(09-14) was selected to play for Cricket Scotland
against Durham Cricket 2nds this week. Read an update here and view scores here.
Kelly (10-14) has graduated from the BT Sport Scottish
Rugby Academy and signed a professional contract with Glasgow
Warriors. Read more here.
If there are any Merchistonians who would like to share tales of
charitable endeavours, business success, sporting pastimes or
personal updates then please email your news for me to include in
this year's Merchistonian Club magazine.
The Merchistonian Club Secretary