Merchistonian Football Club was a rugby football team based in Edinburgh, Scotland. It was for former pupils of Merchiston Castle School. However, as Allan Massie notes, because it was a boarding school, unlike some of the other private schools in Edinburgh, a lot of the former pupils would disperse and go out of the city. Those that remained in the city would often play for Edinburgh Wanderers.
It was of particular significance, since the club was involved in the very first rugby international, and supplied three players.
- ^ http://sport.scotsman.com/guidetoscottishrugby/Rugbys-great-leap-forward.2396913.jp
- ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/sportscotland/asportingnation/article/0007/print.shtml
- ^ http://www.rugbyfootballhistory.com/timeline1870s.htm