Future Sport development
We are currently embarking on our biggest sporting development at Merchiston for a generation. We are upgrading our sport facilities, for the benefit of every boy, and to open up to our local community too.
With a number of major improvements, our new facilities will be amongst the best in Scotland, and will enable more boys to enjoy the widest range of sports and to excel in those sports. Some of our facilities, such as the swimming pool, have not been updated in recent years and the new facilities will set us at the pinnacle of sporting provision.
The planned facilities are:
- An outstanding sports centre, with two multi-purpose halls instead of one, a high quality fitness-suite, video analysis facilities, and up-to-date changing facilities.
- A 6 lane, 25m swimming pool, built to competition standards, with spectator seating and changing facilities.
- A 3G synthetic pitch, suitable for football and rugby, meaning not just use in all weathers and on winter evenings, but that our boys can train and develop skills on the fastest possible playing surface.
- A general purpose sand-base all weather pitch, suitable for sports such as football, tennis, and in particular hockey; a sport in which we have a growing reputation.