The Former Pupils Club was formed in November 1973 with the merger of the former pupil clubs of Daniel Stewart’s College and Melville College following the merger of the two schools, its principal objective being to promote fellowship between former pupils of Stewart’s Melville College and to promote the interests of the school and affiliated sports and branch clubs. The origins of the merged clubs go back to the 19th century. Participation in the sports clubs has been “open” for many years with rugby, cricket and hockey clubs operating out of the school’s playing fields at Inverleith.

The club operates, under lease from the school, the Clubhouse facilities at Inverleith.   The Clubhouse has a function room on the ground floor and a lounge bar on the first floor. It is generally open on Saturday afternoons and evenings and Thursday evenings for the use of members, the sports clubs and others and available as a venue for  regular functions.

The facilities are available for hire by members and non members. Up to 120 people can be accommodated at seated functions.

You can read more about the Club here and view the latest News & Events.

SMC FP Club Council Members 2016-17

SMC FP Club Council Members 2016-17

Back row: Bob Young (FP News Editor); David Clarke; Chris Murchison; Stuart Watson (Hockey); John Archer (Cricket); Gordon Esslemont;. Front row: Laura McIntosh (Secretary/Treasurer); Robert Barclay (President); David Gray (ESMS Principal); Charles Wilson (Vice-President).

Who we are

The Club is managed by the “Council” which is headed up by the Club President is who normally elected for a two year period.  The Council comprises the President, the Vice-President, six ordinary members (of whom two may be associate members) and ex-officio the secretary and treasurer, the school Principal and the “FP News” editor. In addition two sixth form pupils from SMC are invited to attend the quarterly meetings of Council.

In addition the Club employs a bar manager, Denise Mitchell and catering is provided on a franchise arrangement by AJ Catering whose principal is Joyce Waterston.

The Annual General Meeting of the Club is held in October each year.   The Club’s Annual Dinner is held once a year usually in the Autumn.    A month end lunch is held on the last Friday of each month in the Clubhouse offering a choice of menu at reasonable cost. In addition a Special Christmas lunch is held in December each year and a number of other social functions are held on an ad hoc basis.

The Sports Clubs and Branch Clubs have their own range of activities and functions many of which are held in the Clubhouse.

Our current president is Charles S Wilson MBE . A list of former presidents can be viewed here.