150th Anniversary

The very first pupils and staff arrived at Fettes on 5th October 1870: 53 boys and seven Masters. One hundred years later, the first girls joined Fettes and now we are fully co-educational and flourishing.

Celebrations to mark Fettes’ 150th anniversary and 50 years of girls joining the College are now well underway. We are delighted that many Old Fettesians, parents, past and present, and former staff have joined us for a range of events and activities so far and there will be more to follow throughout 2020/2021.

150th Anniversary Film

150th Anniversary Activities

Fettes First Photo Re-enactment

Fettes: Our Place

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A beautifully illustrated book sits at the heart of our plans to celebrate the School's 150th anniversary.

This elegant 192 page hardback publication is packed full of Fettes nostalgia, featuring photographs, printed materials and objects from various aspects of life at Fettes over the last 150 years. Admirably combining the past and the present, it depicts much-loved Fettes places and timeless traditions that anyone associated with 'Our Place' will recognise. 

Fettes: Our Place is priced at £45 and is available to order now at the Fettes Shop.

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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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