New FP Club President Ken Russell aims to increase the mutual support between the club and the school community during his presidency as well as seek donations for the school’s Access to Excellence Bursary Fund from the wider business community. Ken, a pupil of Melville College between 1952 and 1965, was elected for a two-year […]
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In 1886 former pupils of Stewart’s College induced the Merchant Company to lease for recreational purposes ground at Ravelston known as Honeyman’s field from the governors of Trinity Hospital at what is now the junction between Queensferry Terrace and Ravelston Dykes. In 1894 the Merchant Company acquired grounds at the present Inverleith before integrating Scottish […]
Ken Russell (MC 1965) has been installed as the Club President in succession to Charles Wilson. Ken who lives in St Andrews where he operates principally as a business advisor these days spent much of his working life leading his own construction company and is remembered as a combative forward in the Melville College FP […]
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 […]
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 […]
Saturday 1st February – Inverleith Stew Mel turned around a 22-0 half-time deficit to achieve an unforeseen 34-29 win over Preston Lodge in the quarter-finals of the National League Cup. With several enforced changes from last week’s match v Dumfries the 1st half was one way traffic in the direction of the Stew-Mel goal line […]
The first of the year’s end of month lunches took place at Inverleith today. Joyce produced a great menu for the thirty plus lunchers with traditional haggis, neeps and tatties among the main course choices.
Saturday 25th January The Stew Mel 1st XV scored an important win against fellow leaders Dumfries at Inverleith running in 5 tries in a 33-24 win. A fine attacking display had the team comfortably ahead most of the match but some slack defensive play kept the visitors just about within sight of a result most […]
The Club’s AGM was held on Tuesday 21st January at Inverleith. Lawrance Reilly continues as President with Greg Bissett continuing as Vice President. Steven Parker continues as 1st XI captain. Other appointments: Secretary – Bert Barclay; Treasurer – James Crispin; Captain 2nd XI – Adam McHoul; Captain 3rd XI – Sim Edgar; Captain 4th XI […]
The 1st XV secured an important 10-6 win against promotion contenders GHK at Old Annielsland in the last fixture before the mid season Christmas and New Year break. With an outstanding home match against Dumfries yet to be played things are tight at the top of National League 2 – GHK still lead with 41 […]