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Cold War Workshop

8 February, 2019

AcademicMiddle yearsRogerson

On Wednesday 23 January, the History and Politics Department was pleased to host an afternoon seminar with Dr Malcolm Craig of Liverpool John Moores University. Dr Craig taught History at Merchiston [...]

Headmaster’s Headlines

7 February, 2019

Tuesday’s Assembly marked Chinese New Year and it was wonderful to join such a lively group at the Imperial Palace yesterday for the annual Merchiston and St George’s Chinese New [...]

Art Gallery Trip

7 February, 2019

AcademicSixth Form

We visited some of Edinburgh’s private galleries in order to see what is currently happening on the Contemporary Scottish Art scene.  In particular, the boys were struck by the exhibition [...]

Careers Cafe – Veterinary Medicine

7 February, 2019

CareersSixth Form

The most recent Careers Cafe saw Lawrence Brown visit to talk to the pupils about Veterinary Medicine. Lawrence has wide ranging experience in this area including traditional practice, wider animal [...]

Scholars’ Dinner

6 February, 2019

AcademicSchool Event

On Tuesday 22 February, 68 Merchiston Scholars from Fourth Form upwards joined staff and invited guests for another stimulating and enjoyable Scholars’ Dinner. This was our 21st annual Scholars’ Dinner, [...]

Hockey Round-Up

6 February, 2019


It was great to get a full week of hockey this week, as we just about managed to dodge the Edinburgh frost. On Tuesday, we welcomed Fettes 2XI to Colinton; [...]

Cutting Edge: Fables from the Stables

2 February, 2019

Week 5 Can I firstly apologise for the delay of our new Groundsman’s Blog. The weather has been playing havoc with our planned work schedule. The recent cold spell of weather [...]

TES Sports Award

1 February, 2019


Director of Sport, Rory McCann, has praised the hard work of staff and pupils – and a determination to adhere to the ‘Solid Castle’ sporting values at Merchiston Castle – [...]

Housemother Blog: Chalmers East

1 February, 2019

Chalmers EastHouse

This week was exam week in Shell. Exams can be a daunting prospect for the boys, but giving them the chance to experience real exam routines and settings, before their [...]

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