Academic News

Lower VI Language Conference at Loretto

12 December, 2017

AcademicSixth Form

On Friday 1st December, our Spanish and German A level classes travelled to Loretto to join them for their ‘Language immersion day’. On arrival we, as well as the other [...]

ESU National Debating Competition

1 December, 2017

AcademicChalmers East

On Thursday 30 November, Merchiston’s two junior debating teams competed in the English Speaking Union’s National Debating Competition held at Heriot’s. The motion was a very challenging one as they [...]

Law Debating Competition

29 November, 2017

AcademicSixth Form

Ben and Charles travelled to Hawick last Thursday evening to debate in their opening round of the Donald Dewar Memorial Championship. The motion was particularly challenging as the team had to [...]

Latest book group meetings

13 November, 2017

AcademicChalmers EastChalmers WestJuniors

On Thursday 9 November, the Junior Book Group met to discuss The Haunting of Jessop Rise by Danny Weston. Here are some of the group’s thoughts about this book… I [...]

Latin and Greek reading competition

11 November, 2017


On the evening of Tuesday 7 November, the Theatre resounded to the rhythms and rhetoric of Latin and Greek, as pupils from Merchiston, St George’s and Fettes competed in our annual [...]

Holocaust presentation by Mr Davey

3 November, 2017


On Friday 3 November, Mr Davey, Headmaster of Ardvreck, visited Merchiston to speak to our V Form GCSE History class about his story of the Holocaust and how it affected [...]

Junior Spanish trip to Denia

30 October, 2017

AcademicSchool Trip

At the start of the October half-term, a number of boys set off on the annual junior Spanish trip to Denia. This trip has run successfully for several years and [...]

IV Form Geography Field Trip

11 October, 2017

AcademicChalmers West

As part of the IV Form Geography unit on “The Geography of Crime”, 42 IV Form pupils had an exciting adventure yesterday carrying out field research in Edinburgh into people’s [...]

Science Society talk

6 October, 2017


On Wednesday 27th September, Merchiston learners and school staff were given an exceptionally comprehensive and captivating lecture on the stimulating and infrequent topic of microscopy by Dr Paul Dalgarno. He [...]

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