FRIENDS OF MERKLAND (previously Parent Teacher Association - PTA) 

Friends of Merkland School (FoMS), a parent run fundraising organisation has an important part to play in the life of the school.  

The FoMS meets several times a year to organise fund raising events and social gatherings where parents and teachers can meet in less formal surroundings.                             

The FoMS contribute generously to school resources.                                       

The following parents and staff can be contacted for further information:    

Mrs L McCotter Chairperson
Mrs Sue Clark Treasurer
Mrs Elis Ates Secretary
Kenny Stewart Trustee
Ms Kay Hunter Staff Representative
Mr Alan Douglas Staff Representative

For more information on parental involvement or to find out about parents as partners in their children’s learning, please contact the school or visit the Parentzone website at The FoMS is mainly responsible for arranging events for parents and raising funds for the school. Volunteers are welcome – please contact Kenny Stewart, via the school office, if you want to join in.   

The Scottish Parent Teacher Council is the national organisation for PTAs in Scotland and runs an independent helpline service for all parents. They can be contacted by phone on 0131 226 4378, fax 08707065814 or email on or write to SPTC, 53 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2HT.