James Rainy Brown Born the second of ﬁve Merchistonian sons to David Rainy Brown, who himself had attended the Prep before going on to the Castle in 1919, James Rainy Brown entered Merchiston Castle School from Edge Grove Prep School in 1951 on a Scholarship. During his time at Merchiston James worked with many of the men who have made Merchiston such a special educational experience including Ian Balfour Paul, Mervyn Preston, Arnold Beasley, Brian ompson, Bill Donaldson, Gilbert Mair and Archie Humphries. His many achievements at School include: Senior Prefect; 1st XV; Athletics 3 years and Captain; Cadet Oﬃcer in CCF and School Art Prize. James then went up to Edinburgh University to read Physics and continued his sporting exploits as a member of their Athletics and Cross Country teams. Tempted back to Merchiston by Cecil Evans and Alan Bush to teach Science and Maths, JRB joined the staﬀ in 1960 and has been actively involved in so many areas of School life ever since. He has variously been the Editor of the Merchistonian, Rugby Administrator, House Tutor in both Chalmers East and West and since 1967 been House Master and then House Tutor in his beloved Pringle. He has also continued with his love of outdoor pursuits, coaching both rugby and athletics across the School, running mountaineering clubs and adventure expeditions and of course the long standing Pringle Camps at Blakerston. is September, we marked the completion of James’s historic 50 years' service to the School, and 60 years since he ﬁrst entered Merchiston as a pupil.