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System Maintenance

16 October, 2018

Due to maintenance work being undertaken during the School Holidays, our internet and email systems are currently unavailable. Should you wish to contact the School, please call Reception on 0131 [...]

Summer Rugby Camps

16 October, 2018


We are delighted to announce that next year’s rugby camp will run from Sunday 21 July 2019 to Friday 26 July 2019. Please click here to register. Our rugby camp [...]

Robert Burns Scholar

15 October, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

This year, Merchiston welcomed Lewis from St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, New Zealand, to enjoy a week in our School. Lewis was easily able to immerse himself in the busy Sixth [...]

National Poetry Day

12 October, 2018


Thursday 4 October was National Poetry Day. To celebrate, the Merchiston Juniors were encouraged to ask their teachers about their favourite poems. There were readings of Simon Armitage and Robert [...]

Ricky Munday Visits Merchiston

12 October, 2018

AcademicSchool EventSixth Form

On Wednesday, we were lucky enough to host Ricky Munday for a talk on his recent climb of Mount Everest. He began by going into depth about his upbringing and [...]

VI Form Theatre Trip

11 October, 2018

School TripSixth Form

On Tuesday evening, a group of 20 Sixth Formers, accompanied by teachers, attended the King’s Theatre to watch a performance of Ian Rankin’s new play Rebus: Long Shadows, adapted for stage [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

11 October, 2018

During my first few weeks here I have spent time with my family getting to know our new home town of Edinburgh. My little 3-year-old girl has been fascinated by [...]

Harvest Festival Service

10 October, 2018

ChaplaincyCommunity EventSchool Event

I always think the annual Harvest Festival, while it marks the end of a season sowing and reaping, also marks the beginning of a season of Thanksgiving; a quick life stock [...]

Alumni News: A Year in Nepal

10 October, 2018

MerchistonianSchool Event

Last year, I was living in Nepal, teaching in one of the government secondary schools. Mr Blair has asked me to share some of the things I experienced there with [...]

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