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This August marked 25 years since our Head, Helen Harrison, first arrived at Fettes College. We took this opportunity to celebrate all the members of staff who have given 25 years or more of continuous service.

Helen joined Fettes in August 1996 to teach Geography. She met her husband at Fettes and shortly after their marriage in 1999 they became Houseparents of Carrington until 2005. Helen became Deputy Head in 2007 before becoming the Head in 2019.

Helen said of her time at Fettes:

“To have been part of the Fettes community for this time is a complete honour. Fettes is part of me and I am so grateful for all the opportunities that have come my way during my time here. Most important, of course, is meeting my husband and to now be leading this incredible place together is a privilege that we will never take for granted”

On Wednesday we gathered the members of staff who have been at Fettes College for 25 years or longer for a photo and celebration in Callover. The 12 members of staff represent various departments in the school including Catering, Estates, Science, Security, Drama, Modern Languages and Geography and together they have served an amazing 356 years.


  • Tricia Fairbairn - Production Chef
  • Sandra Stevenson - Catering Assistant
  • Nikki Crozier - Catering Assistant


  • Kevin McNab - Head of Grounds
  • George McNab - Deputy Head Groundsperson
  • Matty Paterson - Painter


  • Sharon Lewis - Head of Science, Head of Biology
  • John Allen - Physics Technician


  • Billy McDowall - Security Officer

Senior Leadership Team

  • Helen Harrison - Head
  • Carolyn Harrison - Deputy Head (Pastoral Care), Teacher of Modern Foreign Languages

Senior Management Team

  • Richard Smith - Senior Master, Teacher of Drama

We are grateful to them all for their continued service and dedication to the school and to all the members of staff who make Fettes such a special place.

Photograph from top left : Carolyn Harrison - Helen Harrison - John Allen - Matty Paterson - George McNab - Billy McDowall - Kevin McNab - Tricia Fairbairn - Sandra Stevenson

Missing: Nikki Crozier, Sharon Lewis and Richard Smith