News on January 2017

Burns Supper, Saturday 28 January

30 January, 2017

School Event

On the evening of Saturday 28 January, 175 guests attended Merchiston’s ever popular Burns Supper. Greeted by very attentive ushers from Chalmers West, we gathered in the Memorial Hall for [...]

Juniors Hockey v Ardvreck

28 January, 2017


Ardvreck visited to play Merchiston this week for what proved to be an excellent day of hockey which the boys enjoyed immensely. This is the first time that the Juniors [...]

Chalmers Houses Clan Badminton

27 January, 2017

Chalmers EastChalmers WestSport

The first Clan competition of the term was held on Friday evening. There were 24 boys entered into the tournament across all four Clans; Redford, Pentland, Spylaw and Dreghorn. The [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

25 January, 2017

Readers of Headmaster’s Headlines will know that I coin the phrase “Your Personal Oxbridge”. This is the time of year when offers (and, sadly, rejections) start to roll in to [...]

Former pupil Zach Mercer playing for Bath

25 January, 2017


Zach Mercer left Merchiston in Summer 2015 and is now playing number 8 for Bath. Rugby World magazine is currently featuring this article about him.

17 Merchiston Players in Scotland Squads

24 January, 2017


With the Six Nations looming and all age grade teams beginning their preparation for the forthcoming Internationals, we are very proud to have 17 boys involved in Scotland training squads, [...]

Shell book group meeting

20 January, 2017

Chalmers East

On Thursday 19 January, the Shell Book Group met to discuss The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here are some of its members’ thoughts about this book… This [...]

First Form book group

20 January, 2017


On Thursday 19 January, the First Form Book Group met to discuss The Many Worlds of Albie Bright by Christopher Edge. Here are some of the boys’ thoughts about this [...]

Oxbridge success 2017

20 January, 2017

AcademicFeaturedSixth Form

Every year we have an ambitious group of talented pupils, determined to test themselves in the highly competitive university arena. This year, boys not only decided to test themselves by [...]

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