This Saturday 12th June, Scots Guards will troop their colour in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle. For this special event, OF Hugh Dingwall (Mo 2009-2014) will hold the official title of Ensign for Her Majesty the Queen's Birthday Parade.
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Award winning Elizabeth Macneal (Inv-CW 2000-2007) has published her new novel, Circus of Wonders. It is the story of a girl who is kidnapped into the circus, her quest to tell her own story, and what happens when her fame threatens to eclipse that of the showman who bought her.
To coincide with the Fettes College 150th Anniversary Global Golf Competition, we were delighted that a well qualified group of Old Fettesians were able to join us for a fascinating golf conversation.
Congratulations to OF Katy Dalglish (CE 2012-2017) on her appointment as Athletic Union President for 2021/22 at the University of Exeter. The campaign took place under several COVID restrictions, so it is an even greater achievement for Katy given the difficult circumstances. We heard from Katy shortly after the announcement:
Fettes College is delighted to announce 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.
On Wednesday 3rd March Director of Sport Mr Mark Appleson and Head of Rugby Mr Duncan Harrison hosted a light hearted rugby conversation with former international players Ian Robertson (Staff 1968-1972) and George Biagi (Gl 1999- 2004).
We are delighted to announce Clara J has won the McLean Classics Essay Competition.
As we are all Learning From Home, our annual Careers Day for the Lower Sixth has been split into two parts and moved on-line.
As our Upper 6th Form students look to the future and the next steps of their lives beyond Fettes, we are delighted to announce 6 students have achieved Oxbridge offers, 2 for Cambridge and 4 for Oxford.
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,
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,
We were treated to an exceptional virtual panel event on Thursday 12th November in honour of our 50 years of girls at Fettes. Dame Stella Manzie DBE (Ar 1976-1978), Dr Alison Brown, PhD (Ca 1973-1975) and Dr Jo Twist OBE (Ar 1986-1991) provided a meeting of great minds, giving us their view on the next five years… from Leicester, Colorado and London.
We are delighted to hear that OF Georgina McKenzie Smith (Ar 2011-2016) has been shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the PPA Scottish Magazine Awards 2020. This is a wonderful achievement so early in her journalism career. During her time at Fettes, Georgina won many prizes including the Governor’s Prize for English in her final year. We spoke to Georgina shortly after her nomination was announced:
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.
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.
Old Fettesian Jake Wightman (Gl 2008-2012) finished 3rd in the 1500m men’s race at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Monaco on Friday 14th August, completing the race with a time of 3:29.47.
On Saturday 23rd May, Old Fettesians based in the USA gathered online for our first ever virtual event, ‘Coffee & Catch-up with the Head’.
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.
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.
Colin Gilchrist (Ki 1980-1984) has adapted one of his entrepreneurial businesses to support the control of COVID-19 in society by critically supporting the ability to test, control, understand and help to support the return of social and economic stability.