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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 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 throughout 2020/2021.


Fettes College is delighted that Graham’s The Family Dairy is helping us celebrate the 150th anniversary of the College and 50th anniversary of girls joining the school by sponsoring specially designed sports shirts for First and Colts A Teams in the College and Senior Teams in the Prep, across a range of sports. 

We had hoped to launch this fantastic partnership in September 2020, but our plans were thwarted by the ongoing pandemic. It was with great excitement therefore that these bespoke anniversary shirts were worn for the very first time in the College in May 2021 by Fettesians playing Tennis and Cricket.

We are tremendously grateful to Graham’s The Family Dairy for their support and look forward to watching Fettesians playing more and more fixtures in their fantastic new kit throughout this term and in 2021-22. 

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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