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Cricket Post Lockdown

The lockdown imposed by the Scottish Government  in March ultimately led to competitive league and cup competition in Scotland being abandoned for the season when it became apparent that even 50% of the organised programme would not happen with August 1st being targeted by the cricket authorities for some kind of resumption. The first difference […]

Rugby Club – Letter from Finlay Calder

Dear Members and Friends of Stewart’s Melville Rugby Football Club We are now back in training at Inverleith and numbers are strong with anticipated warm up games against our nearest neighbours Heriots and the Accies set for October. But whilst Covid remains a threat, Leagues have been scrubbed till September 2021 so we make do […]

FP Golf – Glasgow v Edinburgh

Post lockdown the Glasgow Branch of the FP Club made arrangements for the resumption of golfing activity with the annual match v Edinburgh at Milngavie Golf Club. Navigating the route into the golf course tested the map reading abilities of the visitors as much as the course itself. In the event Glasgow were determined as […]

EGM Proposals approved

At the EGM of the Club held on Wednesday 15th July 2020 the two Special Resolutions put to the meeting were approved unanimously. 24 voting members were present at the online meeting. Special resolution 1 – To authorise the FP Council to conclude arrangements for the transfer of the operation and management of the Inverleith […]

Extraordinary General Meeting – Background

An Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club will be held on Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 6.30pm via Zoom. The FP Club Council through a special sub committee has been discussing with the school the management of the clubhouse at Inverleith for about six months or so since the FP Club failed to appoint a […]

Dougie Morgan

It was with great sadness that the club learned of the death of Dougie Morgan yesterday, Saturday 4th April after a lengthy period of ill health. Elder brother of Alastair and Colin he attended Melville College from 1952 to 1965 being school captain in his last year. On leaving school he continued to play his […]

Big win for 1st XV before lockdown

Saturday 14th March Stewart’s Melville RFC 45 Newton Stewart 8 In the last game before the SRU prescribed Coronavirus shutdown the 1st XV consolidated their top of table position with a convincing win over visitors Newton Stewart by 45 points to 8. A pretty turgid first-half performance saw Stew Mel lead by only 7-3 at […]

1st win at Dumfries to head league table again

Saturday 29th February Dumfries 10 Stewart’s Melville RFC 19 Well done to the Rugby Club’s 1st XV who returned a vital win from their trip to play Dumfries in now familiar monsoon conditions. After going behind to an unconverted try Stew Mel replied with two converted tries through prop Chris Baikie and James Ferguson converted […]

1st XV due to take on leaders Dumfries

Friday 27th February Weather permitting the Stew Mel 1st XV take on Dumfries tomorrow at Park Farm in a match vital to both teams promotion prospects. With a 31-19 win at Whitecraigs last week while our fixture with Falkirk was a victim of the weather Dumfries took over at the top of the league with […]

1st XV back on top with PL win

15 February 2020 NL 2 – Stewart’s Melville 18 Preston Lodge 0 Preston Lodge visited Inverleith fourteen days after the our narrow cup win this time on league business in a game accompanied yet again by high winds and driving rain. Unlike last time Stew Mel pretty much dominated possession and secured a territorial advantage […]