News From The Company Finalists announced for The Merchant Company Prize for Initiative 2017 From helping to save an endangered species, selling organic eggs and helping to improve the lives of children in Africa, the finalists have been announced . . . The A Club comes marching back to The Merchants’ Hall It is the historic headquarters of one of Edinburgh’s oldest business organisations. But this month, the Merchant Company of Edinburgh (MCoE) is set to . . . Only two weeks to go before entries close for The Merchant Company Initiative Prize 2017 Entries for the prestigious eleventh annual Merchant Company Initiative Prize close on Sunday 16 July 2017, so there is only another fortnight for . . . The Merchant Company Initiative Prize 2017 The prestigious eleventh annual Merchant Company Initiative Prize launches on 26 May and challenges teenagers to take initiative over the summer, have fun . . . Former Scotsman owner once Master at Merchant Company of Edinburgh To mark the 200th anniversary of The Scotsman, The Merchant Company of Edinburgh unlocked the archives to reveal a long forgotten connection between the . . . Castlebrae Community High School team win The Merchant Company Initiative Prize 2016 Five S4 students from Castlebrae Community High School who designed and built their own pizza oven from recycled materials have won the tenth annual . . . The Merchant Company of Edinburgh welcomes The Lord Mayor of London The Merchant Company of Edinburgh hosted a lunch in honour of Alderman The Lord Mountevans, The Rt Hon The Lord Mayor of London, at the Merchants’ Hall, . . . Sir Charles Fraser KCVO WS DL installed as Honorary Member of The Merchant Company Eminent retired Scottish businessman Sir Charles Fraser has been installed as an Honorary Member of The Merchant Company, Scotland’s pre-eminent livery . . . The Merchant Company of Edinburgh’s elderly beneficiaries at their annual Christmas coffee morning Erskine Stewart Melville School junior choir entertained The Merchant Company of Edinburgh’s elderly beneficiaries at their annual Christmas coffee morning . . . GROUP PORTRAIT A painting of 101 Merchant Company Honorary Members, Members and staff was unveiled by Honorary Member Lady Marion Fraser on 9 September. The portrait was . . . HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH The Captain and representatives of the ship’s company of HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH attended a reception at Merchants’ Hall on 29 September. This was held to mark . . . Merchants’ Court, Little Road, Liberton The last phase of Merchants’ Court, the Company’s block of 48 flats for the elderly, was opened in April. The Building phase was a partnership with . . .