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It is important that your son understands the reality of the world in which he lives, a world in which two thirds of the population live in poverty. 

Just as important is that he recognises the role he can play in making a difference to those less privileged; that he learns the value of giving both his time and his money to help others. He might find himself preparing and serving meals for the homeless, helping with a gardening project for elderly ex-servicemen or helping younger children with learning difficulties at a local school.

We run a variety of fundraising events each year ranging from the Charity Ball to sponsored walks. The weekly offering from the Sunday service is also donated to charity.

Charities Regularly Supported
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Sick Kids, Edinburgh
Cancer Research
St Catherines Homeless Project, Edinburgh
Rock Trust, Edinburgh
Sightsavers International
UNICEF
Shelter
St Luke's Leprosarium, Tamil Nadu, India and a nearby home for disabled boys

Charitable Work News

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graphic logo with black moustache on white field

Help us fundraise for Men's Health in the month on November!

two young boys, former pupils at Merchiston Castle School at their graduation

Former Pupils Finlay and Thomas undertake a Half Marathon to raise funds for MND research. 

Group of children standing in the Tennis Dome at Merchiston Castle School

Our Tennis Dome was a hive of activity last Saturday for our 'Slice' event. Thank you Mr Millar for organising!

Close up image of a Merchiston Castle School Piper depicting his hands on the chanter

Well done to III Form Pupil and piper Calum R. who had a busy Half Term playing at the opening of the new local Community Hub. 

Programme for the Merchiston Burns Supper 2023 on a tables amongst glasses, custlery and whisky

Find out more about the success of our much-awaited Merchiston Burns Supper at Dynamic Earth, earlier in January.

wo boys in kilts standing next to the welcome sign for 'A Very Merchiston Christmas Fair'

A resounding success for our inaugural ‘A Very Merchiston Christmas Fair’ last weekend. What a fantastic way to bring in the Christmas cheer!

Christmas burlap sack to carry presents

As part of our Community and Outreach projects, the School hosted the Community Service Christmas Party in the Theatre last Wednesday.

Teacher at Merchiston and charity worker in front of a bus full of books donated to Books Abroad charity

The School was delighted to be able to join the efforts of Books Abroad by donating a large amount of books to support education in developing countries worldwide.

Graphic to announce the Merchiston Burns Supper 2023 on a field of tartan

Merchiston is excited to announce the return of our Burns Supper for 2023. The much-awaited event will be held at Dynamic Earth on Friday 27 January 2023.

View of remembrance crosses and poppies in a field at Merchiston Castle School

Merchistonian Hamish McKee attends the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, representing the young and future generations of Falkland Islanders.

Graphic displaying the logo in support of Movember Foundation

This month Merchiston is supporting Movember  and all of the incredible work they do for mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer.

A Group photo of all Laidlaw North Photos

On Sunday 9 October our Laidlaw North Pupils teamed up for a Kilt Run, to fundraise for homelessness charity Cyrenians. 

Display of food donations collected during our Harvest Giving

Merchiston is proud to support Edinburgh City Mission with food donations to the local food bank. Thank you very much everyone for your generosity!