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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 took place in 2020-21. Sadly the original plans to mark our special anniversary year in person at events all over the globe were thwarted by the pandemic, but we were delighted that thousands of Old Fettesians, parents - past and present, and former staff joined students and staff at Fettes for a range of virtual events and activities throughout the year. Please do take a look at the recordings of some of these events below and our wonderful commemorative anniversary film.

150th Anniversary Activities

150th Anniversary Film

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.

Fettes First Photo Re-enactment

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