News on March 2016

National Science and Engineering Competition

28 March, 2016

AcademicNews(about us)Sixth Form

Colm, Kevin, Felix and Joshua were highly commended in the UK Young Engineer of the Year competition at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair. In their LVI year [...]

Pupil gains award for Scottish music

25 March, 2016

JuniorsMusicNews(about us)

The Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh has launched a new scheme to support four young players of Scottish traditional instruments. Third Form piper Angus joins three other very talented musicians from around [...]

Lent Term sport review

25 March, 2016

News(about us)Sport

The Hockey programme has provided the boys with 13 fixtures this term. The boys have won 4 of these matches and the school has fulfilled fixtures at U13, U14, U15 [...]

UVI Classical Civilisation visit the British Museum

24 March, 2016

AcademicNews(about us)School TripSixth Form

The UVI Classical Civilisation group made a flying visit to London on Friday 18 March. After a very early start, flight to Luton and train into London, we fortified ourselves [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

23 March, 2016

First, it was a pleasure to congratulate Owain, Dean, Mohammed and Douglas who all celebrated birthdays today. It was a pleasure to welcome to Headmaster’s Assembly a visiting speaker, Ms [...]


22 March, 2016

Chalmers WestRogersonSport

On Monday 21 March, Merchiston took part in the East of Scotland Schools Squash Competition, a regional competition open to younger secondary pupils, for the first time. We entered two [...]

Fairtrade talk

22 March, 2016

News(about us)School Event

In a very full final Headmaster’s Assembly of the term, we welcomed Rachel Farey, manager of Edinburgh’s One World Shop, to address the School about Fairtrade. She talked to us [...]

Ask the First Minister

22 March, 2016

AcademicNews(about us)

This event, held at the Corn Exchange was set up by YoungScot. A large crowd of both students and teachers gathered to ask questions to Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister [...]

Concert trip

21 March, 2016

MusicSchool Trip

Last Thursday, around 20 boys and staff went to the Usher Hall to hear the final concert in the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s Brahms series. All season, the SCO has been [...]

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