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A Very Merchiston Christmas Fair

Join us for 'A Very Merchiston Christmas Fair' and a wonderful start to the festive period.

Following from last year's success, we are delighted to announce that we will be holding this year's 'A Very Merchiston Christmas Fair' on Saturday 2nd December (10:00-14:00). Held in the beautifully decorated Memorial Hall at Merchiston Castle School, the event is the perfect occasion to get into the festive spirit. You will be able to purchase luxurious gifts, sample delicious treats, enter our fantastic raffle and support the efforts of our charity fundraising students too. Tickets for the event are available via Eventbrite (simply click on the button below). Tickets are free of charge (gives us an idea of numbers). We invite all attendees to make a donation at the door. All donations and proceedings from the raffle will go in support of Edinburgh Food Project.

A Warm (festive!) Welcome Awaits.

Have younger children? Check out our Forest Winter Wonderland Event on the same day!


Christmas decorations on a tree in one of the boarding houses and view of a child wearing a Christmas jumper
Graphic for the Merchiston Christmas Fair 2022

Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.

Edna ferber


School News

Sports day celebrations

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

Team with certificate

Congratulations to the IV Form Engineering Development Trust (EDT) Bronze Industrial Cadet team who are the winners of the East of Scotland Regional competition, and will now progress to the National Finals in Glasgow later this month. 

Boys outside National Portrait Gallery

Last week III Form boys were off to the National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh to practise the Spanish vocabulary they had been learning this year outside of the classroom. 

Roland - Brit Schools National Champion

The Golf Academy were recently competing in the British Schools National Finals at Belton Woods Golf Club, Lincolnshire. Merchiston finished 5th out of 17 teams in the UK.