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Hire the Merchants' Hall 

The Merchants’ Hall makes a superb setting for a wedding and our friendly events team will ensuring that you and your guests have a fantastic, relaxed and memorable day.

Ideal for conferences and receptions, and seminars and networking events, The Merchants’ Hall team will work with you whatever the brief to create the perfect event. 

A fantastic venue for private parties, dinners and receptions of all shapes and sizes. This rich and opulent building with its fascinating history is the perfect backdrop for your party and is sure to wow your guests. 


“Rethinking Organisational Diversity…” with David Sole

Tuesday 8th June 5.45pm for 6.00pm With more and more organisations embarking on diversity programmes today, this talk will explain why it’s essential to understand what that truly means and the various benefits that a diverse workforce (or membership) can have on organisational performance and outcomes.…

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…

Royal Approval for Watson’s Junior School Development

Our Master, Peter Hillier, represented the Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh at the formal opening of George Watson’s College’s John Martin Building by HRH The Princess Royal, a Past Master of the Merchant Company. This project has extended the Junior School…