During the Easter Holidays Helen Harrison, the Head of Fettes, and Nicola Pickavance, Director of Development, travelled to the USA. Their first stop was Washington DC, where they received a very warm welcome from OFs and past parents in the DC area, including several board members of Fettes’ US Charity, Friends of Fettes Inc, Rupert Hammond Chambers (JS-Gl 1979-1986), Brock Landry (Mo 1965-1966) and Nick Burnett (CE-Ar 1963-1968).
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.
Get In Touch
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.
Old Fettesian Newsletters
"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, President of the OFA (SH 1980-1984)
On Wednesday 15th March, Climate Change expert and Old Fettesian, Martin Lees, spoke to a professional audience on Managing Systemic Challenges In A New Era of World Affairs.
On Thursday 9th March, Old Fettesians and their guests gathered at Tigerlily in Edinburgh to catch up and enjoy a drink or two with their Fettes friends