Dear Old Boys

Greetings from a very busy but happy Merchiston.

It has been quite a while since I last communicated with you and time certainly has passed quickly. It is seven months since my heart attack on the golf course and subsequent open heart surgery. Golf always wins and as much as I was feeling the ‘pinch’ on the course, I was determined to complete my round. I count myself very fortunate and know that Someone was looking out for me.

I have been on incapacity leave but with the COVID-19 virus imposing itself upon all of us, I have reported back for duty to extend my expertise and experience. Merchiston is very blessed to have the calibre of staff that it does have. The school continued to operate in my absence and those designated to manage the school did so with aplomb and a high level of professionalism.