October 2023 Members Newsletter

The October 2023 Members newsletter has been Emailed to those the Development Office have Email addresses for. You can get immediate access to it by clicking on the link below.

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Christmas Lunch 2023

End of Month lunches will be held on Friday 27th October (12pm for 12.30pm) and Friday 24th November (12 pm for 12.30pm) with the Annual Christmas Lunch being held on Friday 15th December.

Full details of these events are attached to download.

Cricket Club Dinner 2023

Annual Cricket Club Dinner

The SMCC Club Dinner is back for 2023, with a confirmed date of 7pm on Friday 17th November at Inverleith Clubhouse.

Tickets are priced at £30 for adults. We wish also to extend this invite to all partners of members, as well as club members currently in school years S4-S6 in thanks for their support of the club this summer. Please note that Licensing requirements mean that those Under 18 years of age must be accompanied by Parent / Carer – responsible adult
Tickets for juniors and students are £20
The night includes an excellent 3 course dinner and guest speaker

Adult attendees can pay here: https://tinyurl.com/2yxgrgzc
Juniors/Students can pay here: https://tinyurl.com/2yauv99w

It would be great to see a huge turnout from across the club to support what is always an enjoyable evening. Please confirm your attendance and any guests/dietary requirements to

Payment can also be made to the club bank account if preferred – 

Account name: SMCC
Account number: 00674475
Sort code: 80-11-00
Please include your name as the “reference”

FP Club Newsletter – July 2023

This has now been published. Copies have been sent by Email to members where the club has a valid Email address.

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FP Club Newsletter – April 2023

This has now been published. Copies have been sent by Email to members where the club has a valid Email address.

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Jimmy Moncrieff , Club President 1986-87

The club is saddened to hear of the death of Past President and former captain of the FP Golf Club, Jimmy Moncrieff at the age of 91 on Friday 31st March 2023.

FP Golf Club AGM 2023

The AGM of the FP Golf Club took place on Thursday 23rd February at Inverleith.

Office-bearers were re-elected – Harry Crombie (captain); Euan Parker (secretary) and Charlie Allan (treasurer).

Outings for the season were announced as follows:

26th March – Gullane; 14th May – Craigielaw; 29 June – Muirfield; 3 September – Elie.

Email contact for Euan Parker secretary@stewmelgolf.com

W K L (“Bill”) Relph

The death of the rugby club’s oldest surviving rugby internationalist Bill Relph at the age of 94 on 18th January 2023 has been reported.

Bill attended Daniel Stewart’s College playing in the school first XV from 1945-47, being pack leader in both seasons and made his FP 1st XV debut in 1951.

In 1953, and, again, the following year, he represented Edinburgh against Northumberland , while his breakthrough international season of 1954-55 also saw him hook for the capital in inter-district matches against the South and Glasgow, and play in three Murrayfield international trials.

As well as winning four caps for Scotland throughout the 1955 Five Nations Championship he was captain of the FP Rugby side which won the “unofficial” Scottish Rugby Club Championship in season 1957-58.

He made his debut against France away but his first international appearance at Murrayfield was a landmark occasion. The 14-8 victory over Wales on 5 February 1955, marked Scotland’s first win after a sequence of 17 successive defeats. And he followed that up three weeks later by sharing in the national team’s 12-3 triumph against Ireland. His final Scotland cap was in a narrow 6-9 loss against England at Twickenham. In 1956 he had Melrose Sevens success with the club before the club’s championship success of 1957-58 when 19 of 22 counting games were won.

In his later years he lived in Southport.

Oliver Hemming – Past President

The club is sad to report the death of Past President Oliver Hemming at the age of 92 on 11 January 2023.

Born in Edinburgh, Olly as he was commonly known, attended Daniel Stewart’s College before becoming a Chartered Accountant.  He was a Partner at Smith Hemming and Dean, Chartered Accountants (formerly Robertson Carphin & Company).  He was a past Treasurer of the Stewart’s FP Rugby Club between 1971 and 1973 and President of the Stewart’s Melville FP Club for 1983-84.

Christmas Lunch 2022

Forty party goers attended the Christmas lunch on Friday 16th December

Gathering for lunch