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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. 


Kirking of the Master – 5th November 2021

On Friday 5 November 2021 Mr Alan Robertson was confirmed as the 267th Master of the Royal Company of Merchants at the Kirking of the Master service in St Giles’ Cathedral. Alan is a chartered surveyor and spent the majority of his 35 career with international…


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)…