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Sports day celebrations

Our rescheduled Whole School Sports Day took place on the Merchiston grounds on Thursday 13th June.

Pipe Band & Close Harmony Group at Tartan Week

Our Pipe Band and Close Harmony Group choir have set off for New York to take part in the 26th annual Tartan Day parade. 

The boys have had an extra special start to their journey, as they have flown on a plane piloted by the father of one of the band.

School Tweets

    bus autumn

    If the school run does not fit well with your family life, our morning bus service might help. 

    Merchiston operates the following morning transport route: Edinburgh North and West End.
    We cover the following areas:

    Time Pick-up point Cost
    7:10am Fettes Avenue opposite Waitrose £4.20
    7:20am Craigcook Road opposite Hillpark Drive £4.20
    7:30am Murrayfield Road opposite Kingsburgh Road £4.20
    7:33am Ravelston Dykes (bus stop opposite Garscube Terrace) £4.20
    7:40am Chester Stree (bus stop outside No.11) £4.20
    7:50am Polwarth Terrace at Ettrick Road £4.20


    Places on all routes must be booked in advance, Monday to Friday, 5 days per week, for the whole term.

    All weekday school transport services to Merchiston drop off in the morning within the School grounds. Please note, services do not operate after school or on a Saturday or Sunday.

    We would remind parents that our transport services are unsupervised and the school cannot accept responsibility for children until they reach their classrooms. 

    Charges are £4.20 per single trip.

    Times are subject to change depending on demand, please keep an eye on the Parent Portal for the most up to date information. Additionally, we may review published times and services on offer: we will notify you if there is any change to the services you have selected, or the times advertised.

    Please note that the latest information on our bus service can be found via the Parent Portal.