Welcome to The Royal Company of Merchants of The City of Edinburgh

With a history going back around 700 years, The Royal Company of Merchants of the City of Edinburgh is one of Scotland's largest, most respected, charitable organisations. Each year we improve the lives of thousands of people through philanthropy, providing a wide range of educational and social opportunities for business leaders.

News

Fresh Start

At the beginning of August, the Almoner visited an applicant that had applied to become a Beneficiary. In addition to having severe ill health, it quickly became apparent that the person was eligible to become a Beneficiary and receive additional assistance through the Welfare and…

Community and Educational Partnerships

At Watson’s we are keen to co-create mutually beneficial community and educational partnerships. But what does this mean? Why are we doing this, who does it really benefit and what challenges does this present? This article is by way of a reflection on our school’s…

Presentation to Old Master Peter Hillier

Following the Company meeting on 15th June, the Master hosted a reception for Old Master and Lord Dean of Guild, Peter Hillier. In proposing a vote of thanks, the Master paid tribute to Peter’s lengthy service to various parts of the Company. His term as…

Hire the Merchants' Hall 

Ideal for conferences, receptions, 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 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.