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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Merchiston Castle School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Merchiston Castle School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Merchiston Castle School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Merchiston Castle School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Merchiston Castle School are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Merchiston Castle School.

Items include everything from Charles Wyville Thomson to Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Merchiston Castle School?” and “Which celebrities are Merchiston Castle School alumni?”
Charles Wyville Thomson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Merchiston Castle School Alumni
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Sir Charles Wyville Thomson FRSE FRS FLS FGS FZS was a Scottish natural historian and marine zoologist. He served as the chief scientist on the Challenger expedition; his work there revolutionised oceanography and led to his knighthood. ...more

Age: Died at 52 (1830-1882)

Birthplace: West Lothian, Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, United Kingdom, + more

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Irvine Alan Stewart Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw is a Scottish businessman, and a former member of the House of Lords. In the Sunday Times Rich List 2012 ranking of the wealthiest people in the UK he was placed 105th with an estimated fortune of £745 million. ...more

Age: 74

Birthplace: Keith, United Kingdom

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William Ronald Dodds Fairbairn was a Scottish psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and a central figure in the development of the object relations theory of psychoanalysis. ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1889-1964)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Frederick Goodhue


Frederick William Jervis Goodhue was a Canadian-born rugby union footballer who played club rugby for St. Thomas' and London Scottish. At international level he represented Scotland winning nine caps over three seasons. ...more

Age: Died at 73 (1867-1940)

Birthplace: London, Canada