News on December 2016


16 December, 2016

AcademicSixth Form

For some years, Merchiston Sixth Form Economics students have periodically contributed articles on their research to the School’s Economics blog. Douglas has posted his latest research on the blog. To [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

14 December, 2016

This will be the last entry of this term! And what a final Headmaster’s Assembly of the term we had! Some said this one enters the Guinness World Book of [...]

Autumn Term sports review

13 December, 2016


During the Autumn Term, 85% of the boys in the School (7-18) have participated in a school fixture and there have been 254 fixtures across 10 different sports. Alongside the [...]

Service of Nine Lessons and Carols

12 December, 2016

MusicSchool Event

The Memorial Hall was absolutely packed for the annual and atmospheric Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, which took place on Sunday 11 December at 6pm. Traditional congregational carols were [...]

Fund raising for Macmillan Cancer Support

8 December, 2016

School Event

The Catering and Domestic Department at Merchiston has worked hard at baking and selling raffle tickets to all staff at the School. Last week, the department hosted a coffee morning [...]

CI Report – clean sweep in ‘very good’ category

8 December, 2016

School Event

Following the final phase of a rigorous and thorough inspection cycle, involving Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate, Merchiston is delighted to have received the latest report from the Care [...]

Pringle Clan sport

8 December, 2016


This term the boys have enjoyed various different sporting and activity based events which have contributed to the house point system in the Junior School. The newly named ‘Clan’ events [...]

Laidlaw North meal out

7 December, 2016

Sixth Form

Following a request for suggestions of a location for our Christmas meal, the boys of Laidlaw North headed away from the bright lights of the city, braving the dreich and [...]

D of E: Pentland walking groups

7 December, 2016

Outdoor Education

DUKE OF EDINBURGH GOLD – Pentland walking group The Gold group covered a distance of around 9km, with approximately 400m of height gained. Weather conditions were ideal, with bright sunlight highlighting [...]

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