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News on October 2015

CCF Biennial Inspection

30 October, 2015

News(about us)School Event

The CCF Biennial Inspection took place on Wednesday 28 October, with Lt Col MacKay (Edinburgh Garrison Commander and a Merchiston parent) as the Inspecting Officer. He was greeted at the [...]

Shrek the musical

30 October, 2015

School Trip

On Thursday evening, 93 boys and several staff went to the Playhouse in the centre of Edinburgh to see Shrek – The Musical as part of this term’s Arts Programme. [...]

Book group meetings

30 October, 2015

AcademicNews(about us)

On Thursday, 22 October the Shell Book Group met to discuss Half a King by Joe Abercrombie. Here are some of the group’s thoughts about the book… I found this [...]

Sustainability committee latest

30 October, 2015

School Event

The Sustainability Committee members have been busy digging out and bagging up compost from compost bins at staff houses in the grounds. The bins were put in last year in [...]

Careers Café

29 October, 2015

AcademicNews(about us)

The Careers Café on Tuesday had a focus on Gap years and experiences. John and Anna Dawson were on hand to explain what Ski le Gap (https://skilegap.com/) have to offer [...]

C1s are team of the moment

29 October, 2015

News(about us)Rugby

Our C1 rugby team are currently featuring as team of the moment on www.schoolsrugby.co.uk Their coach, Rory McCann, says: “I have been delighted with the way in which the boys have [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

28 October, 2015

I like listening to young men speaking to the School and this week it was a great pleasure to introduce Oscar who is not only a Senior Prefect but the [...]

Middle Years Concert

27 October, 2015

MusicNews(about us)

On Tuesday lunchtime, 8 solo performers plus a group of pipers from the IV and Shell year groups performed to their peers in the Robertson Hall. After a rousing opening by [...]

33rd annual Prestige Physics lecture

27 October, 2015

AcademicNews(about us)

Monday evening saw the 33rd Annual Physics Prestige Lecture at Merchiston. Dr Peter Wahl, from the University of St Andrews, addressed the topic of Superconductors, providing the students with some [...]


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