MIS inherits our Scottish traditions throughout the campus. Arriving at the campus you will see our tartan carpeted staircase, Scottish thistles in Napier, Scottish Landscape photography adorns the walls. Keeping in with tradition our girls and boys are proud to wear the Merchiston Tartan. In Scotland, families have their own tartans according to their family name which dates back to the 15th Century. Each tartan inherits a specific colour and weaving method which is registered at a special institution.
Head of School, Dr Murray Tod who hails from Edinburgh in Scotland could use this tartan. Ms Sonia Buchan (maiden name Gordon) who hails from Aberdeenshire, Scotland has two tartans.
Merchiston’s tartan was designed by Douglas Kinloch Anderson (of Kinloch Anderson) when his son John was a pupil in MCS. This tartan design incorporates the School's colours, which are red and blue. MIS students wear the tartan with pride each day. Our ladies wear the kilt and our boys don the tartan tie.