Thug punches pair in savage unprovoked night-time attack on Glasgow street. 16:58 GMT 08 Feb 2021 Or by navigating to the user icon in the top right. NHS nurse gives up dream job offer after being diagnosed with late-stage cancer. One of the pupils stated that you had to "accept there was a form of corruption" alongside the school behaving "in whatever manner pleased it" and that "staff did 'nothing whatsoever' to help pupils". We also may change the frequency you receive our emails from us in order to keep you up to date and give you the best relevant information possible. The teacher had been 'an enduring and almost ever-present fixture at Merchiston' since arriving as a pupil in 1951. Woman who disappeared over three decades ago is found alive in Puerto Rico. We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. Read, digest, explore. A band of rain, sleet and snow is expected to move south during Monday followed by frequent snow and hail showers, Ken Bruce leaves BBC with veiled jibe after they ended his show early over concerns was free advertising for a rival, The 72-year-old Glaswegian left Radio to join Greatest Hits Radio in April after the Beeb told him to step down 17 days early, Teaching strikes held off as union on brink of striking pay deal. Shortly after his death two weeks ago, head teacher Andrew Hunter posted an online tribute stating that it was 'too early yet to be definitive about the circumstances of his passing'. Man collapses and dies outside Edinburgh shop after 'taking unwell in street'. Cruden, a languages teacher there, was charged by officers and stood trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court in December 2015, where he was found guilty of three charges of indecent exposure at the school covering a period between 1980 and 1985. 'That same sex parenting is inferior to, and is of less value, than heterosexual parenting and should be discouraged as it is harmful to children. We sincerely regret that, despite the school relentlessly pursuing the highest child safety standards, this individual ignored all of our policies and procedures and acted in this shocking way, breaching the trust of the school, our pupils and our parents. Mr Lucas was adamant during the hearing that the school was monitoring his political party the Scotland Family Party. That is why wellbeing underpins everything we do. In the video, the physics teacher blasts the Conservative MSP for having a child saying: 'They haven't produced this baby together, this baby is the product of Ruth Davidson and a gentleman whose identity is a mystery to us. Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, SE1 9GF. We use your sign-up to provide content in the ways you've consented to and improve our understanding of you. A spokesman for the school said: 'The events of the past fortnight have been extremely traumatic for everyone associated with Merchiston Castle. The SNP health secretary and his wife Nadia El-Nakla, who is also a nationalist councillor, have dropped legal action against the Dundee nursery Little Scholars. Merchiston International School (MIS) in Shenzhen is the first overseas campus of Merchiston Castle School, a top-ranked independent school located in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK with a glorious history of over 188 years. A boarding and day school for boys aged 7-18. Story Saved You can find this story in My Bookmarks. He gave an "unreserved apology" to former pupils who were abused at school. It is based upon the Napier tartan as the school was founded in the 1830s in the original home of John Napier of Merchiston, now part of Edinburgh Napier University. Mr Lucas, who is representing himself at the hearing, today cross examined former Headmaster of Merchiston Castle Andrew Hunter. ', By posting your comment you agree to the house rules, By [15], Merchiston Castle School developed Merchiston International School after a year of collaboration with Chinese investor Lv Jianjun. In May 1833, Charles Chalmers took a lease of Merchiston Castle (the former home of John Napier, the inventor of logarithms) which at that time stood in rural surroundings and moved the school. Fees for boarders can run to 29,000 a year and famous. What's the least amount of exercise we can get away with? He said: 'I still hold the views expressed in the 'offending' video and I will continue to articulate these views regularly and publicly as I see fit. Whilst our 1XI squad travels to South Africa for their pre-season tour, Gary Heatly caught up with Merchistonian Tom Mackintosh to find out more about his cricket career, from Merchiston to the Scotland Squad. Employee left baffled after boss was 'livid' he didn't give her his first class flight upgrade. Mr Hunter told the panel how he had tried to talk to Mr Lucas about his views, saying: 'I tried my hardest to nurture you to see that your views had always put you on a collision course. Retired detective Allan Jones claims Sinclair should have been tried for the murders Anna Kenny, Hilda McAuley and Agnes Cooney. The historic oil recipe is based on what was used at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, the formula of which has been used for hundreds of years. In our experience we have seen the benefits of naming an alleged offender of a sexual offence. Our values are to be accepting. 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[9] Merchiston also participates, with the Edinburgh Academy, in the oldest continuous rugby football fixture in the world, the first being on 11 December 1858 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh. Iconic Glasgow bakery Mortons Rolls 'ceases all trading' after 58 years. She also had a stint working for Scottish Opera and even met Queen Elizabeth II. 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Situated near Persley Bridge in the Granite City, the now abandoned site is near the centre of a busy commuter route in Europe's oil capital. A Scottish private school teacher is facing being struck off after slamming Ruth Davidson for having a 'fatherless child'. 2,161 were here. [10], The Merchiston Castle School tartan was designed by Kinloch Anderson in 1988. The inquiry resumed its proceedings in January 2022, already discovering a culture of dont yell and dont tell at the school with a former pupil stating that "No one would have listened" to issues raised by pupils and that "the school would not have taken action after complaints" during their tenure. Saul Murray, 33, died during a robbery-gone-wrong after he met two women at his flat who gave him the sedative GHB after engaging in sexual activity with him. Merchiston: Private Boys Boarding School in Edinburgh Learn more about Merchiston, Scotland's only all-boys independent boarding school, giving boys ages 7 to 18 an education that allows them to flourish. You can unsubscribe at any time. Paper Subscription to the Daily Record and Sunday Mail, Paper Subscription to the Paisley Daily Express, 2023 Scottish Daily Record and Sunday Mail Ltd, Trucker fighting for his life after lorry went up in flames as he slept inside, Scots student who plunged 30ft from Ibiza balcony is still in intensive care, Haunting images show mysterious Scots caravan park abandoned by locals. Early January to mid/late March with a 1 week mid-term break in February. Not so long ago the former kids television presenter was forced to deny he was Banksy. Mid/late April to late June/early July with a mid-term break at the end of May/early June. "This may be unlikely if the name of the teacher and/or school is not publicised. Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh offered its 'unreserved apology' The academy's lawyer Duncan Hamilton said those who had come forward had attended the school "many decades ago" with. The former SNP Westminster leader claimed he had not spoken to Nicola Sturgeon and Peter Murrell about the Police Scotland probe into the party's 'missing' 600k. [4], Three years later, in 1933, Merchiston celebrated its centenary, attended by the Duke and Duchess of York. Mr Lucas is now being investigated by the General Teaching Council for Scotland for his April 2018 video titled 'Ruth Davidson and the fatherless children'. Democratic congressional candidate Jessica Cisneros speaks in . In 1828 Charles Chalmers started a small school in Park Place on a site now occupied by the McEwan Hall. Last night, as fury erupted over the identity of the teacher being kept a secret, the schools headmaster told of his regret over the incidents, which happened in 2014 and 2015. Second Scots teaching union to ballot members on 'paltry' new pay offer. Angela Grahame QC said there had been flaws which allowed "despicable abuse" to take place and said it acknowledged that it had let down the victims. Humza Yousaf takes the lead as SNP members swing behind Nicola Sturgeon's man, The 'worst health secretary in the history of devolution' is just ahead of his rivals in the SNP leadership contest, although a third of Nat members still don't know who to vote for, Ian Blackford 'looking forward' to end of police probe into SNP's 'murky' finances as he dodges Peter Murrell question. Martin Boyle reveals sick Hibs injury trolls after World Cup heartbreak but vows to use online gremlins as motivation. The winger says it wasn't nice to read but he will only use it as positive energy. Interactive map reveals when you may see SNOW, PETER HITCHENS: Now we know for sure that our leaders lost their heads over Covid. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry has started to examine the provision of residential care at boarding schools. His death has come as a tremendous blow to the entire school population. I invite you to take a closer look at Merchiston to gain a feel for the unique atmosphere, ethos and spirit we offer and to discover how we can deliver an education made for your son. Isabella Grace Docherty, known as Bella, tragically passed away on Tuesday, February 14, hours after she began complaining of feeling sick. Contact Us +44(0) 131 312 2200. But a Crown Office spokesman said there are -currently no proceedings following the probe at the school whose motto is Ready Ay Ready.