News on April 2018


30 April, 2018

Chalmers WestOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

Location: Trossachs Staff Member: Mr George, Mr Thomson, Mr Ewing, Miss Mullan Group Members: 56 Chalmers West boys Date: 27 – 29 April 2018 Day 1, Friday 27 April The boys mustered outside [...]

helping South African Schools

30 April, 2018

Merchiston is pleased to be taking part in the Help a South African School campaign by HORTGRO. The organisation has asked schools to donate used books to help increase the [...]

Beating Retreat Ceremony

27 April, 2018

MusicOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

On Wednesday 23 May, the Combined Cadet Force is returning to the Esplanade at Edinburgh Castle for the Beating Retreat ceremony. Twelve Scottish schools, which form the Massed Pipes and [...]

Alumni News: Melrose 7s

27 April, 2018


We were pleased to see three Merchistonians playing at the Melrose 7s, with the Crusaders, last weekend. The Crusaders RUFC is a charity rugby club, with teams scattered around the [...]


26 April, 2018

AcademicChalmers EastChalmers West

On Wednesday 2 May, the Junior Book Group met to discuss The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Here are some of the boys’ thoughts about this book… I really enjoyed the book [...]

Bill Wilson Memorial Prize 2017

26 April, 2018

MerchistonianOutdoor EducationSchool Trip

The Bill Wilson Memorial Prize is in memory of Merchistonian, and former School Governor, Bill Wilson. Preference is given to applicants who are undertaking travel projects of a charitable nature. [...]

Rosslyn Park 7s

26 April, 2018

RugbySchool TripSixth FormSport

On the last day of the Lent Term, 16 boys travelled to London to take part in the annual Rosslyn Park 7s tournament, the biggest schoolboy rugby festival in the [...]

Easter Rugby Trip to Lisbon 7s

26 April, 2018

RugbySchool TripSport

Over the Easter break, 12 boys from the U14 rugby squad had an opportunity to travel to Lisbon, Portugal, for a Sevens tournament run by the local tour company, Sports [...]

Golf Academy ready for UK Nationals

25 April, 2018

Chalmers EastChalmers WestGolfSport

We are delighted to be amongst the few schools which have qualified for this weekend’s 2018 UK National Schools Final to be held at St Mellion International Golf Resort, Cornwall. This [...]

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