On Thursday 5th September 2019, some 60 Old Fettesians and guests, ranging in age from 19 to 79, gathered in the Clive Room at the East India Club in London at a reception kindly arranged by James Macpherson (Gl 1997-2002). They were joined by the new Head of Fettes, Helen Harrison and the College’s Director of Development, Nicola Pickavance.
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, Victoria Shearer, 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 our more about upcoming events.
"Fettes College is a springboard for every Leaver to begin their journey in life, whatever that path ends up looking like, and I hope that the spirit of inclusivity is one strongly felt".
Amanda Forsyth (née Baker), OFA President (Ar 1982-1984) pictured above with her daughter, Sandy Forsyth (Ar 2009-2018)
On Wednesday, 4th September, the Central Scotland Lunch took place at the Star and Garter in Linlithgow, organised by Sandy Park (Ki 1965-1970).
On Sunday, 18th August a group of Old Fettesians gathered on Orkney for the annual Northern Isles lunch. The event was kindly hosted by Northern Isles OFA Co-ordinator, Barbara Graham (Gl 1975 -1977) who proudly displays the OFA flag in her garden welcoming Old Fettesians to her home.