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Sporting Success


The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
21 April 2017

'Sporting Success'

Dear 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.

School news

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.

Headmaster's welcome video

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.

Lionel Wilson (83-87) has been busy organising a Class of '87 reunion (Class of '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.  

Gregor Mowat (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.

Sport round-up

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.

The Bears - Rugby 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.

Tom Sole (09-14) was selected to play for Cricket Scotland against Durham Cricket 2nds this week. Read an update here and view scores here.

                          Tom Sole

Patrick 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.

Kind regards

The Merchistonian Club Secretary

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