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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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Celebrating 50 years of girls at Fettes

On 11th September 1970 Amanda-Mackenzie-Stuart (Gl-Ca 1970-1972) arrived at Fettes as an ‘experiment’. Her father, Lord Mackenzie-Stuart (Ca 1938-1942), was an Old Fettesian and a Governor and had asked the then Headmaster, Ian MacIntosh (Staff 1958-1971), whether she could join the Sixth Form as she was unhappy at her day school.

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On the anniversary of VE Day an excerpt from the Fettesian in 1949

The Dedication Service of the 1939-45 Tablets were unveiled and the Memorial rededicated, at an open-air service held on Sunday, May 8, 1949 the anniversary of ‘ V.E. Day.’ Seats for relatives, Old Fettesians and other visitors had been set out on the terrace facing the Memorial.

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Support from OF Ryan Li and his family to help keep the Fettes community connected

We are thrilled that, with support from Old Fettesian Ryan Li (Gl 2010-2015) and his family, we are now able to offer greater digital connectivity to the Fettes community, via our new Fettes Community portal, which launched to Old Fettesians and former staff recently. 

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Fettes College Careers Day 2020

This term we had the pleasure of welcoming over 430 people to our Annual Careers Day.

We were joined by 28 Universities, 11 Direct Employers & Graduate Apprenticeships, 8 Gap Organisations, The Glenmorangie Company, The Scottish Government, Newcastle University Student Outreach Team and a wealth of current parent and OF industry professionals.

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