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Palmerston House Educational Services Blog

Written by our students and staff 

November 27, 2017

We are delighted to announce that Merchiston Castle School, with which we collaborate, has announced that it will open an international school in Shenzhen in China’s Guangdong Province.

The school is now due to open in September 2018.

The news follows the announcement th...

August 15, 2016

It seems to come around more quickly every year. Two months of summer holidays, and we’re nearly back to the start of another school year.

For us, it’s the busiest time of year: the Edinburgh Festival is in full swing, new and returning students are arriving and getting...

August 14, 2016

Last week, we took a group of clients to Arran, an island off Scotland's West Coast. It's often referred to as 'Scotland in miniature', and having spent a few days there, we found out exactly why: rolling hills and farmland in the south, dramatic mountains to the north...

January 22, 2016

I am Alexander, a pupil of 14 at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh, and I have been at the school for more than 4 years, since Primary 6.


At the moment St Mary’s is based in the West End in a small, pretty and historic building capable of holding only up to around 10...

January 11, 2016


I had never really changed my way of life before. Everyday I was surrounded by the same people in school, same people at home, and the same routine. It wasn’t bad or I wasn’t necessarily unhappy, but deep down, I knew that I wanted to experience something different, s...

November 11, 2015

While travelling the world, I have often been asked whether or not English is spoken in Scotland, or whether it is ‘part of England’. Being from a country of only 4 million people, this is hardly a surprising question to be asked. What may be surprising though, even to...

September 2, 2015

With several new flight routes having opened up in the last year and more coming in 2015/16, more people than ever have a direct flight option for coming to Scotland.

This opens up a wealth of opportunities throughout the tourism sector, with hundreds of millions of pot...

We are in the middle of the Scottish summer. At this time of year, many Scots fly off to warmer places in southern Europe, while our own countryside and cultural attractions receive visitors from all over the world.

The Edinburgh Festival in August is an obvious reason...

May 21, 2015

Having read a number of ‘Top ten things to do in Scotland’ lists recently, Palmerston House Educational Services decided we should put together a list of our own.Just to be different, and because we go that extra mile to ensure we give our students the best possible ex...

February 19, 2015

We at Palmerston House are proud to have seen Edinburgh being named in several independent lists of the most attractive places in the UK to visit.

It’s not just tourists that like Edinburgh though – a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) recently ranked the city as the...

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