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It is all here in black and white

The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
20 January 2017

'It is all here in black and white'

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

A very exciting night for Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (06-11) and Magnus Bradbury (11-13) tonight as Edinburgh Rugby take on Timisoara Saracens at Myreside. I am sure that there will be many Merchistonians cheering you on.  More details here.

Simon Collins (00-06) last month, tied the knot with his fiancée, Tracey. Wishing the happy couple the very best for their future together.

simon collins

Chris Cowan (79-85) is returning to Adam & Company as their new Director, read more here

Chris is not the only one celebrating a new position. Sakhr Nammari (89-97), David Mackail (84-89), Herriot Stobo (87-92) and Sandy Richardson (01-08) have all recently started new jobs. Best of luck to you all; let me know how you get on!  

Click here to read about Merchistonian graduations.

You may remember that Stuart Riddell (76-81) and his family organised a Christmas charity ceilidh.  The event raised over £13k for Maggie's Centre in Edinburgh. There was a healthy turnout of Merchistonians at the ceilidh, you can read more here. Stuart and Ewen Rose (76-81) enjoying the evening. 



As Scotland announces its squad for the Six Nations we must congratulate Fraser Brown (01-07) who has been selected to represent Scotland.  We will be watching the games with pride!

Calum Hill (11-13), recently visited Kings Acre, fine tuning his game for the 2017 season. Read more of Calum's news and about his recent scholarship here.

Guy Winter (88-94), Robin Winter (89-96), Simon Wood (88-94) and Oliver Cardigan (88-91) went to Twickenham Stoop on Saturday to watch Duncan Hodge's (86-92) well-orchestrated win against the Harlequins.  Here is a photo of former MCS back-row stalwarts Oliver Cardigan and Magnus Bradbury (11-13) after Edinburgh's superb victory.



Can you help?

To the Class of '53…Does anyone remember Peter Maynard Ross (48-53)?  Sadly Peter passed away when his son, Nigel, was only 9 years old.  Nigel is eager to find out more about his father and has just discovered that his father attended Merchiston.  Please get in touch with me if you were friends with Peter at Merchiston. 



Dates for your diary

It is great to see that so many of you are joining us at Mac & Wild for the London Pre-Calcutta Cup Dinner on Friday 10 March. Make sure you get your ticket so that you do not miss out. 

Join us at the School on Thursday 9 February to hear Dame Fiona Woolf DBE talk about the 'Challenges for the City and the Future'. If you are interested in attending you can find out more and book a spot here

If you would like to join us at the Annual General Meeting of the Merchistonian Club on Monday 13 March please click here for details. 

A decision will be made at the AGM for the recipient of this year's prestigious Merchistonian award. We're looking for a Merchistonian who deserves recognition for any of the following: 

-  Aiding or championing a charitable cause
-  Achieving outstanding academic or professional success.
-  Helping drive environmental or social change.
-  Being a pioneer or achieving success in a challenging field.
-  Being an inspiration or role model to younger Merchistonians.

Please email me nominations by midday on 29 February 2017.

Until next week.

Gill 

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