News & Events

Whisky Tour of Scotland

Whisky Tour of Scotland with Scott Wilson Friday 4th February 7.00pm for 7.30pm The Merchant’s Hall Join Scott Wilson, one of the best-known voices in the country for an entertaining and informative whisky tour of Scotland.  The tasting will feature five different samples of whisky, each…

Unveiled

Following the Stated Meeting of the Company on Thursday 7th October, a copy portrait of the Rev. Robert Cunningham by John A Horsburgh, was unveiled by his great great nephew, Captain Christopher Hall. Peter Hillier The Master, Mrs Linda Moule, and Capt Christopher Hall with…

Reciprocity of Kind Acts

Cate Smith is an artist based in Edinburgh, and a beneficiary of The Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh, Sir John Foster Fraser Fund.  She completed a BA(Hons) Painting at Edinburgh College of Art in 2013 and a MLitt Fine Art (Painting)…

Members’ Dinner – December 2021 – Book Now

We are delighted that our Members’ Dinner will go ahead this year, in the Hall, on Friday 10 December 2021.   Members are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. The ticket price for the dinner remains at £100 per person and the dress code is…

Together Again with Wine & Pairings

Friday 29th October, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. To celebrate our return to the Hall we bring you an entertaining and informative event, to help you get your Thanksgiving/Festive preparations underway.  This guided tasting event is being run by Swirl, Sip and Socialise, who will guide us through…

Gin Tasting

Friday 14th May, 6.15pm for 6.30pm start. Following on from the success of our festive Wine and Cheese Tasting and subsequent requests from the membership we have arranged a Gin Tasting to get us ready for these light spring and summer nights.  This tasting event…

Festive Frivolity 2020 Style

Tuesday 22nd December, 7.30pm for 7.45pm start. Given the need to cancel our Members’ Dinner this December we have been working on an alternative to bring the Company together (albeit virtually). The result is a Festive Wine and Cheese party – surely a winning combination.…

Unique Virtual Meeting for the Company

At 12.31pm on Thursday 18 June 2020 a unique meeting in the history of the Company took place. Given the lockdown situation members could not attend the Merchants’ Hall for the usual June Stated Meeting of the Company. Hence the meeting was held using Zoom,…

COVID-19

The Royal Company of Merchants is not alone in finding itself having to adjust to the impact of COVID-19 on its operations. The Company has been operating as near to normal as possible, with meetings becoming virtual and staff working from home.  Clearly there have…

Association of Assistants’ Dinner

On Friday 6 March, The Association of Assistants held another successful and  splendid dinner within the Hall, hosted by the Chairman.  This year’s Guest Speaker, and Member of the Association of Assistants, Julie Ashworth who gave a tremendous presentation about her life and experiences which…