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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, as we approach our 150th anniversary, we are fully co-educational and flourishing.

We are delighted to announce our plans to celebrate Fettes’ 150th anniversary and the 50th anniversary of girls joining the College. We hope that many Old Fettesians, parents, past and present, and former staff will join in during the academic year 2020-21. A wide range of events are planned to mark this special occasion. From Gala Dinners to Golfing and even a Munro challenge - there is something for everyone. Tickets are now on sale for some of these events. For further details please follow the link below.

150th Anniversary Events Schedule

Old Fettesians and Honorary Old Fettesians should note that this programme will run alongside the Old Fettesian Association’s regular events, ably organised by volunteer Regional Representatives, supported by Victoria Shearer, the OF Co-ordinator.



Fettes: Our Place

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

To help share the Fettes story, this beautiful book, entitled 'Fettes: Our Place', will feature archival and personal photos from throughout Fettes' 150 years. 'Fettes: Our Place' is now available to pre-order at a discounted rate of £35, before rising to the £45 cover price in August

Pre-order your copy now

Seeking Fettes Archive Material


We are always happy to receive Fettes related archival material from any time.

Currently, we are specifically seeking letters which give an insight into life at Fettes over the last 150 years.

If you have access to Fettes related archival material that you would be willing to gift to the school or share on a temporary basis please do get in touch with the Fettes Archivist, Craig Marshall.

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