News on October 2017

A week in sport

9 October, 2017


In rugby, the 1XV, 2XV, 3XV, B1s (Y10), C1s (Y9), C2s, D1s (Y 7&8), D3s and F1s (Y6) won against Robert Gordon’s. The B2/3s, D2s and F2s lost. The D1s [...]

Harvest Festival – 8 October

9 October, 2017

ChaplaincySchool Event

At Whole School Chapel on Sunday 8 October, Merchiston held its annual Harvest Thanksgiving service. As usual, every House had held its collection to buy items of food to be [...]

Hockey: U18 Aspire cup

6 October, 2017


The First XI hockey team travelled to Dundee on a bright and sunny afternoon for the first round of the U18 Aspire Cup. Against a strong Harris Academy side, Merchiston [...]

Science Society talk

6 October, 2017


On Wednesday 27th September, Merchiston learners and school staff were given an exceptionally comprehensive and captivating lecture on the stimulating and infrequent topic of microscopy by Dr Paul Dalgarno. He [...]

Shell Classical Civilisation trip to Hadrian’s Wall

6 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers East

On Tuesday 3 October, the Shell Classical Civilisation group made a day trip to parts of Hadrian’s Wall. After enjoying bacon rolls and cheesy chips en route, we started our [...]

IV Form History trip to New Lanark

6 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers West

On the Tuesday 3 October, the Fourth Form went to New Lanark on a History trip. We went to study the Industrial Revolution, which we are learning about in class. [...]

CCF Biennial Inspection

5 October, 2017

School Event

At 1210 hours on Wednesday 27 September 2017, Colonel Stephanie Jackman (Deputy Commander Reserves) of 51 Infantry Brigade and HQ Scotland attended the Biennial Inspection of the Combined Cadet Force [...]

No pen day

5 October, 2017


On Wednesday 4th October, the boys in the Pringle Centre celebrated No Pen Day. It was very exciting to think that our teachers would not ask us to write anything [...]

Top of the Golf Leader Board

4 October, 2017


Congratulations to Rory (LVI) (pictured), currently leading the Independent Schools Golf Association UK Senior Individual Rankings list for 2017/18. Rory has had a fantastic start to the school year, with [...]

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