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Boys walking in Edinburgh

History is not just the study of the past: it is about the stories that people tell about the past.

At Merchiston we study a huge range of topics, ranging from the ancient world in Pringle, right up to the end of the Cold War in V Form, and we have some exciting early modern options in VI Form. We study a lot of Scottish and British History, but much European and wider world History, too, so you can be guaranteed to learn about a wide diversity of topics. 

All of our teachers are passionate about what they do, with their own special areas of interest that they use to inform their teaching. Whether you’re interested, in Bannockburn, the Boston Massacre or the Berlin Wall, there’s something here for you. Why not come and see for yourself?

Academic News

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A view of Merchiston's belfrey clock tower through a bagpipe

A day full of anticipation at Merchiston with the publication of SQA National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results. 

Group of Junior boys

Merchiston will be hosting an Open Day on Saturday 8 October. Register your interest now!