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.

Upcoming Events

Commemoration Weekend

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



Sadly Departed




"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



Latest News

Fettes College Turns 150 Years Old!

On 5th October 1870, Fettes College opened its doors to welcome its very first pupils. On 5th October 2020 we could not wait to celebrate the 150th anniversary of this moment!

We would have loved to invite everyone back to Fettes to celebrate with us, however, due to current restrictions, we had to change our plans and keep everyone safe. That did not stop us having a jam packed (albeit socially distanced) day marking this special occasion.

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