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First Form at Loch Insh

26 October, 2014

School Trip

As part of the School’s co-curricular week, the First Form spent three days before half-term at Loch Insh. They clearly loved the experience and the opportunity to bond with each [...]

Middle Years parents’ dinner

26 October, 2014

News(about us)School Event

On Friday nearly 100 parents of boys in the Middle Years at Merchiston (4th, Shell and 5th Forms) gathered for the Middle Years Parents’ Dinner. The pre-dinner drinks were held on [...]

St Joseph’s Rugby Tournament

21 October, 2014

News(about us)Rugby

The National Schools Festival at St Joseph’s is without doubt a highlight of our rugby calendar. To test our senior players on a different stage annually adds to the development [...]

Clay pigeon shooting

6 October, 2014

News(about us)Sport

The Merchiston A team successfully defended their title for the 4th year running at the Scottish School Cup. The team put in their best performance to date with Dan on [...]

Canoeing trip

6 October, 2014

News(about us)School TripSport

A small group of boys of mixed ages headed to Peebles on Sunday to spend the day on the river. Having stopped at Flotterstone en route to collect the trailer [...]

Pringle Neon Day

5 October, 2014

JuniorsSchool Event

Merchiston Juniors were louder and brighter than usual on Friday 3 October. Boys raided cupboards to find bright neon clothes for the day. Many extended their wardrobe to include wigs, [...]

Bang goes the Borders

30 September, 2014

AcademicNews(about us)

On the Saturday of weekend leave, Mr Main, ably accompanied by D&T Prefect Fintan and LVI pupils Angus and Lewis, travelled down to ‘Bang Goes the Borders’ at St Mary’s [...]

A level Art visit

23 September, 2014


Last week we took our A level Artists to see Merchiston’s Artist in Residence’s exhibition at Patriot Hall Gallery in Edinburgh. It was a mixed exhibition of contemporary work that [...]

Schools Ski championships

23 September, 2014


A great day of skiing in lovely conditions resulted in our minors getting second place at the Scottish Schools’ Ski championships at the Midlothian Snowsport Centre yesterday.  The team consisted [...]

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