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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St Andrew's Day Virtual Events

On Monday 30th November, St Andrew’s Day, we hosted three entertaining virtual events. Our aim for the day was to give everyone in the Fettes community the opportunity to join us for at least one of these events, so they were programmed to span different time zones across the globe  We were thrilled therefore to be joined by Fettes folk from all over the world,

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OF Alastair Shepherd appointed custodian of the Scottish Barony Register

OF Alastair Shepherd (Mo 1973-1977) has been appointed as the new custodian of the Scottish Barony Register, effective 1st December 2020.

As a current partner of Coulters Legal LLP, Alastair is due to retire from private practice in April 2021 after 40 years as a solicitor with Brodies, Henderson and Jackson WS and Coulters. Since qualifying in 1981,

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