The Historical Society got off to a great start last night with the return to the College of OF Rory Hardie.
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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.
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.
On 17th July a group of Old Fettesians from across the generations had a fun-filled day at the annual Bisley Schools Veterans’ shoot.
The emotive final week of term always passes so quickly but the memories made will last a lifetime for our leavers.
On Wednesday 26th June, a group of Edinburgh-based OFs gathered together in the Refinery in St Andrews Square.
A number of Old Fettesian gatherings took place all around the world throughout the month of May. Events took place in Australia, Scotland and South Africa.
On Thursday, 9th May a group of Old Fettesians got together at James Hoban’s Irish Restaurant and Bar. It was a small gathering with four Old Fettesians in attendance – all of whom attended Fettes at varying years.
On Friday, 3rd May, Old Fettesian's filled the Douglas Room at the Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh for a convivial 'Edinburgh Lunch'.
A spectacular and memorable day was enjoyed by all at the Fettes First XI v the MCC on the 2nd of May 2019.
On Tuesday 30th April, as part of the Fettes Career Partnership Programme, we hosted a panel event on ‘The Way the World is Growing…’ expertly chaired by Former Scottish Political Editor of the Times and Old Fettesian, Hamish Macdonell (SH-GL 1981-1986).
On Friday 26th April, 30 Old Fettesians got together at the Yale Club in New York for the annual gathering of our warm and generous US-based community.
We were privileged to have Old Fettesian Elizabeth MacNeal as our guest speaker in Chapel today, the day her highly acclaimed first novel The Doll Factory launches.
We were delighted to have Old Fettesian Richard Barry, HR and Recruitment expert, along to our Lifting the Lid L6th event on CVs last night.
This year's Iain Macleod Award was won by Isaac A and Rory B’s joint submission.
On 15th March 2019, Greer MacLean-Sherman (Inv-CE 1992-1998) hosted a Fettes community gathering at Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.
This March we were delighted to launch Fettes Kick-start, a new programme to actively recruit two 11 year old children, from disadvantaged backgrounds in Edinburgh, into First Form at the Prep School each year.
We were delighted to host 250 penultimate year students at Careers Day this term.
Fettes College has been named Independent School of the Year in the Independent School Parent ‘Outstanding Student Careers Programme’ category.