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Small Screen, Big Stage

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

Upcoming events:
Friday 30 October - Business Breakfast Loudons Cafe and Bakery
Saturday 7 November - Rugby Supporters' Lunch - Dollar Academy
Saturday 7 November - Class of 1995 Reunion
Sunday 8 November - School Remembrance Service
Saturday 14 November - 54-56 60-year Reunion

Starting with hockey this week, congratulations go to Alasdair Middleton (07-15) who made his first TV appearance playing for the Grange Hockey Club in the European Hockey League in Hamburg.

6 Nations ticket instructions:

6 February 2016 Scotland v England KO 4.50pm (10 tickets at GBP90, 30 tickets at GBP65 and 12 tickets at GBP45)
13 February 2016 Wales v Scotland KO 4.50pm
27 February 2016 Italy v Scotland KO 3.25pm
13 March 2016 Scotland v France KO 3pm (10 tickets at GBP80, 20 tickets at GBP55 and 8 tickets at GBP40)
19 March 2016 Ireland v Scotland KO 5pm

If you have not sent in your ticket requests for the away matches, please email merchistonians@merchiston.co.uk no later than 21 October. Please indicate how many tickets you are applying for and at what price level – high, middle, low. The SRU will confirm allocation and prices in late November.

For Scotland’s home matches, ticket requests (maximun 2 tickets per application) should be emailed to merchistonians@merchiston.co.uk by 25 October stating the price bracket of tickets you would prefer - see above. As you can see we have a very small allocation so all requests will go into a ballot. Successful applicants will be advised by 30 October when you will be asked for payment.

(All tickets carry a GBP7 postage cost for insurance and guaranteed delivery)

Good luck to Scotland and Fraser Brown (01-07) who play against Australia on Sunday. It's good to see both on and off the pitch, Merchistonians are playing their part in the Rugby World Cup. If you've spent time following Scotland through www.rugbyworldcup.com you've David Strachan (94-99) to thank for it's design and management. David is Creative Director of Pulse Innovations Ltd, responsible for the World Cup site.

I finish with a note from Jo Tennant, Editor of the Club Magazine: "With a fifth of my usual pestering timeframe, please do send in any news you have - a one liner synopsis on you… or tell me about Merchistonian:

- weddings and engagements
- births
- deaths
- graduations or achievements

Email me at jtennant@merchiston.co.uk. From wherever in the world this finds you and at whatever life stage, the greater the number of contributions, the better.”

Until next week.

Jo Khan

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Acting Club Secretary
The Merchistonian Club
Merchiston Castle School


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