On Monday 30th November, St Andrew’s Day, we hosted three entertaining virtual events. Our aim for the day was to give everyone in the Fettes community the opportunity to join us for at least one of these events, so they were programmed to span different time zones across the globe We were thrilled therefore to be joined by Fettes folk from all over the world,
Old Fettesian Association
Fettes provides a strong foundation for the future and a family for life. Whilst for our Leavers, Founder's Day marks the end of their time at the school, it is just the beginning of the next step in their Fettes journey. Leavers are warmly welcomed into our vibrant community of Old Fettesians (OFs) all around the world.
Fettes produces ambitious alumni, many of whom end up being inquisitive global explorers, always ready to offer a friendly welcome and a helping hand to fellow OFs who follow in their footsteps.
The Old Fettesian Association (OFA) helps OFs to keep in touch with each other, supports an array of gatherings across the globe and produces an annual Old Fettesian Newsletter, packed full of OF and Fettes news and stories. These activities are supported by the OFA committee and a group of regional representatives who volunteer their services and time and ensure that OFs everywhere feel welcome, wherever they may live or travel.
In October, former pupils from 5 to 70 years past return to Fettes for the annual Commemoration Weekend. It involves a full and varied programme of events, including an incredible dinner on the Saturday night.
The Old Fettesian Coordinator, Vivienne Clark, works within the Development Team at Fettes.
Old Fettesians are welcome to get in touch to update their details, arrange a visit to the school and find out more about upcoming events.
"Fettes College was my home from home; I made life-long friends, and developed into a young adult in the middle of a beautiful capital city. A lot has changed since I left; but I am happy to see that Fettes College continues to provide opportunities for learning, friendship, and personal development which will stand all future OFs in good stead".
Henry Cave, OFA President (SH 1980-1984) pictured above
OF Alastair Shepherd (Mo 1973-1977) has been appointed as the new custodian of the Scottish Barony Register, effective 1st December 2020.
As a current partner of Coulters Legal LLP, Alastair is due to retire from private practice in April 2021 after 40 years as a solicitor with Brodies, Henderson and Jackson WS and Coulters. Since qualifying in 1981,
We were treated to an exceptional virtual panel event on Thursday 12th November in honour of our 50 years of girls at Fettes. Dame Stella Manzie DBE (Ar 1976-1978), Dr Alison Brown, PhD (Ca 1973-1975) and Dr Jo Twist OBE (Ar 1986-1991) provided a meeting of great minds, giving us their view on the next five years… from Leicester, Colorado and London.