Edinburgh ranked No. 2 in the World for Quality of Life – Deutsche Bank 2017
Merchiston is fortunate to be based on the outskirts of Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital, and one of the world’s outstanding cities. It has won numerous accolades for ‘best city’, and for its environment, economy, innovation and architecture.
We ensure our boys have access to all the culture, sport and activity the city has to offer. We believe the advantages of the city are undoubtedly extra added-value for parents when they are considering the School for their son.
The city is the home of the artistic, cultural, scientific and philosophical movement of the 18th Century which defines much of modern-day science, political thought and cultural activity. It has been the home to writers and poets such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Burns and JM Barrie. In modern times it is where JK Rowling created Harry Potter. It is also the birthplace of the definitive 007, Sir Sean Connery.
We also have the stunning Scottish countryside on our doorstep, and often take advantage of this for CCF, Duke of Edinburgh and weekend activities. Boys at the School have the best of both worlds – a vibrant and exciting city – combined with access to some of Europe’s best scenery.