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The Merchistonian Club Newsletter
13 December 2019
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Merchistonian News

20 March 2020 - Newcastle Golf and Drinks
1 February 2020 - Ireland v Scotland
8 February 2020 - Scotland v England
22 February 2020 - Italy v Scotland
8 March 2020 - Scotland v France
4 March 2020 - Wales v Scotland

Merchiston Sport

For those interested in following the School sports teams, the full fixtures list can be found here.

Sports Desk

Festive Fun at School

The boys enjoyed wearing their Christmas jumpers to Christmas lunches this week, a fabulous spread was put on and there was a fantastic rendition of '12 days of Christmas'.

 Six Nations Update

Away Matches

When the Wales, Ireland and Italy tickets are received from SRU I will be in touch to confirm postage costs and to ask you to confirm your postal address.

The following Italy tickets are back up for grabs - First come, first served!

2 x Category 1 = £65 per ticket
2 x Category 2 = £56 per ticket

Home Matches

All home match tickets were sent out via email - if you cannot locate your ticket please double check your junk/spam folder.

* Six Nation tickets are not for resale, please get back in touch if you can no longer attend.

Transport on the Western Front

"Sir Eric Geddes (1892), a Conservative and businessman, was first and foremost a railway man, who became deputy general manager of the North Eastern Railway, the forerunner of today's LNER, before revolutionising transport on the western front in the First World War."

Read full Scotsman article

Merchistonian Meet-ups

It was lovely to hear from Ian Dun (63-68) who recently met up with Chris Goodman (90-93) in Brazil:
"There are not many Merchistonians in Brazil but I met up with Chris at Starbucks in Congonhas Airport in São Paulo (which is the local airport for internal flights and the famous air bridge between São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro).
It was a great two-hour meeting! Chris has recently moved his work base from Singapore to São Paulo, he has had some 10 international moves in the last 14 years! Chris was going through the normal hurdles of resettling the family and his two sons going to a new school."

We wish Chris a speedy adaptation to the Brazilian life! Are there any more Merchistonians in Brazil? If so, Ian would love to hear from you!

+55 21 98444 0926 

Merchistonian Cricket Rep

Do you have fond memories of playing Cricket at School? Would you like to get more involved with the Club?

We are looking for someone to become the new Cricket Secretary. What does this involve? Our sports secretaries organise an annual match v School, write a short report and take photographs for the annual Merchistonian Club Magazine, publish their contact details so that any interested Merchistonian can get in touch and generally encourage Merchistonians to continue to be involved with sport after School.

Thanks to Alistair Evans (90-97) for all that you have done for the Club whilst you have been Cricket Secretary.

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Merchistonian Award 2019

Read Club President, Robert Forman's (89-94) words on why David Millar (80-85) was the very worthy winner of the 2019 Merchistonian Award.

Click here

Save the Date


Be sure to get the Newcastle Drinks event in your new 2020 diaries.

The event will be on Friday 20 March and organised by James Anderson (83-85), John Bruce (76-81) and Andrew Taylor (98-03). For the budding golfers there will be a group meeting at Northumberland Golf Club during the day. More details to follow next year!

Summer Rugby Camps

The perfect Christmas present for your son or grandson!

Get him a gift that he can look forward to - a ticket on next year's rugby camps.

U11-U16 Rugby Camp | To find out more and to book, click below

Click here

New Hong Kong Representative

A big thank you to James Fisher (05-11) your new Hong Kong Representative. I look forward to sharing an update from James in the new year.

Success of the Biggest Stage

The full article on the U16's victory at Murrayfield at the Scottish Schools' Cup Final is now available.

Click here

Fables from the Stables

Read Mr Yan Hip's latest edition of "Fables from the Stables".

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That's all for this week's newsletter.

Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the newsletter with great stories and wonderful photos. It is amazing that there is such varying and interesting content for a weekly newsletter and it's testament to the great things Merchistonians are accomplishing across the globe all year round!

With Christmas and New Year fast approaching, I am now off for some much needed rest and relaxation.

We look forward to next year and will see you back here in the second week of January! As always, we hope you have enjoyed reading and if you have any stories of your own, please do get in touch over the holidays!


Gillian Imrie

Merchistonian Club Secretary

0131 312 2262 | www.merchistonians.co.uk | merchistonians@merchiston.co.uk
Merchiston Castle School, 294 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0PU

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