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The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
28 April 2017

'Short and Sweet'

Dear Merchistonians and Friends

It was a great surprise to see Hugh Drummond (53-58) and his family today. Hugh now lives in Canada and has returned to Edinburgh to visit friends. I enjoyed listening to Hugh reminisce about his time at Merchiston, especially hearing about how the boys used to learn to ski on the slopes next to the Athletics Arena. 

Hugh Drummond

Mary Dore, Martin Dore, Elizabeth Drummond and Hugh Drummond (53-58)

Merchistonian Events

Our next Edinburgh Business Breakfast takes place from 8am at Belted Burgers on Friday 5 May. The Breakfast is a brilliant opportunity for you to meet and create business connections. Find out more about this month's speaker Paul Skipworth here. For catering purposes, please let me know if you would like to join us. 

Saturday 3 June sees the Academicals v Merchistonian match. There will be a pre-match lunch served from 1pm at Raeburn Place. Table reservations are on a 'first come, first served basis' - so round up your friends and make sure that they get their booking in. Email Oli Green (99-07) to book your spot. 

I am delighted to say that we now have a team up and running in the Newcastle area.  James Angus (81-85), John Bruce (76-81) and Andrew Taylor (98-03) are helping to organise a Merchistonian Drinks event in Newcastle on Friday 13 October.  We are looking to revive the North v South golf match during the day.  If you are interested in joining the golf, drinks or both, find out more and register your interest here.

This year we will be holding two Rugby Supporters' Breakfasts; Saturday 16 September and Saturday 2 December when the pupils will play Dollar and Watsons.  Again, please contact me to reserve your breakfast seats.

For those of you wondering how your classmates from 10 and 30 years ago have taken the world by storm, sign up for the Class of '07 or the Class of '87 reunion. Contact me for further information. 

A Reason to Celebrate

Congratulations to Magnus Bradbury (11-13) who is a contender for Guinness Pro12 Young Player of the Year, read why here.

Neil Armstrong (88-93) is celebrating his new role of Director Business Development at Cooper Software. 

Andrew Walker (01-06) also has something to celebrate as he has become an Associate at DLA Piper. 

And finally, Alexander Cranstoun (03-13), who is now a Future Trainee Solicitor at Slaughter & May. 

School News

For those up-and-coming golf stars, there are still spaces left on the Golf Academy Workshop on 21 May and the Merchiston Summer Golf Camp.

Merchiston's Tennis Academy has been rated No.2 UK Tennis School in the World. A brilliant achievement! Check out their great video here. 

Tennis Academy video

Please do send on any of your feedback and stories and keep up to date with The Club's developments by following us on Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn

Kind regards

The Merchistonian Club Secretary

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Upcoming Events

5 May 2017
Edinburgh Business Breakfast

19 May 2017
Cricket-Merchistonians v School

20 May 2017
Intake Class of '60 & '61 reunion

21 May 2017
Golf Academy Workshop

3 June 2017
MRFC v Accies Match

27 June 2017
London Scottish Schools Golf Match

30 July - 4 August 2017
Summer Golf Camp

30 July - 4 August 2017
U13/U14 Summer Rugby Camp

6 August - 11 August 2017
U15/U16 Summer Rugby Camp

12 August 2017
The Latimer Cup - Lake of Menteith

26 August 2017
Golf Autumn Meeting

26 - 27 August 2017
Big Activity Weekend

16 September 2017
Rugby Supporters' Breakfast - Dollar

16 September 2017
Casino Night

30 September 2017
Class of '07 10 year reunion

7 October 2017
Class of '87 30 year reunion

13 October 2017
Newcastle Drinks

24 November 2017
The Merchistonian Annual Dinner

2 December 2017
Rugby Supporters' Breakfast - Watsons


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