News on April 2017

First Bookgroup meetings of the term

28 April, 2017

AcademicJuniorsSixth Form

On Monday 24 April the Sixth Form Book Group met to discuss The Sellout by Paul Beatty. Here are some of the members’ thoughts about this book… This book started [...]

The Future is looking very bright for our Upper Sixth!

27 April, 2017

AcademicCareersSixth Form

When boys leave a school like Merchiston, we wish them to be in the best possible position for the next stage of their life. If they decide to go to [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

25 April, 2017

This morning at Headmaster’s Assembly we sang Happy Birthday to Robbie and Oscar. Many happy returns! Thoughts I always like to present to the School a different speaker epitomising different [...]

D of E: Gold Award practice

25 April, 2017

School TripSixth Form

The Gold Duke of Edinburgh group consists of seven boys, six of whom have already completed their Bronze and Silver awards in a variety of different countries. This experience showed [...]

Sri Lanka – Foundation of Goodness donation

24 April, 2017

School TripSport

15 very fortunate boys have recently returned from Sri Lanka for a 12 day tour of the country. They visited Kandy, Hikkaduwa, Galle and Colombo playing five matches against local [...]

Commemoration Sunday, 23 April 2017

24 April, 2017

School Event

Following the new pattern established last year, the annual Commemoration service took place on the first Sunday of the Summer Term, and it was a real pleasure to welcome back [...]

Golf Academy news

20 April, 2017


On Wednesday 19 April, Merchiston Golf Academy pupils played for The Scottish Wayfarers’ team against the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. The match was played over the [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

19 April, 2017

Thoughts First, I spoke to the School about the joy of the Summer Term. Of course, so many readers of Headmaster’s Headlines are from Scotland, but to this day, I [...]

D of E Silver Award Biking Practice

19 April, 2017


With one participant fewer than expected, it was a quick reshuffle of tents and a speedy visit to the supermarket for some alternative provisions. We made good time to Aberfoyle, [...]

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