Explore Our Grounds
Experience the Merchiston campus with our interactive virtual tour map. We hope you enjoy exploring Merchiston online and we very much look forward to welcoming you in person in the future.
Merchiston stands on the edge of the picturesque riverside village of Colinton, 4 miles south west of the centre of Edinburgh in a spacious 100 acres (c. 40 hectares) of exceptionally beautiful grounds. Shadowed by the stunning Pentland Hills, the views are the envy of many a city school. Your son will have the freedom to enjoy the extensive parkland, woodland, sports fields and facilities of the school grounds, which are bordered by the Water of Leith.
Did you know?
- Independent Schools' Grounds Team of the Year - Institute of Groundsmanship, 2019
- The grounds have one of the largest tree collections in Scotland
- We have 8 rugby pitches, 2 football pitches, 5 cricket squares, an astro, 3 tennis courts
- The ruins of 13th century Colinton Castle can be found on the campus
Interactive Virtual Tour - Please click on a place marker shown on the map (desktop only), or select an area listed in the key, to choose where you would like to visit. At the bottom of each information box you will find arrows to help you scroll through the available images.