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John Boag Facilities Manager

I joined Merchiston in March 2017 as Facilities Manager, and having worked in this area for over 30 years, I aim, with the help and support of the Grounds and Maintenance staff, to use my experience to ensure the buildings and grounds are maintained to the highest standards possible.

From the moment you drive through the main gate you can see and feel that Merchiston is a special place and I feel very privileged to lead the team with responsibility for providing the very best facilities for all boys and staff at Merchiston.


Outwith School I enjoy playing golf and am a member of Muckhart Golf Club, I also regularly attend Tynecastle Stadium and support the famous Heart of Midlothian FC.

I try to keep relatively fit and attend Yoga and fitness training a couple of times a week when possible.

Inspiring Moments

I would say that seeing the boys enjoy improvements to the school and grounds is an inspiration to carry on doing the best you can.

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