Fettes College

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HeadquartersEdinburgh, Scotland
'The Scottish Eton'

Fettes College is a co-educational independent boarding and day school in Edinburgh, Scotland, with over two-thirds of its pupils in residence on campus. The school was originally a boarding school for boys only and became co-ed in 1983. In 1978 the College had a nine-hole golf course,[1] an ice-skating rink used in winter for ice hockey and in summer as an outdoor swimming pool, a cross-country running track and a rifle shooting range within the forested 300-acre grounds.[2] Fettes is sometimes referred to as a public school, although that term was traditionally used in Scotland for state schools. The school was founded with a bequest of Sir William Fettes in 1870 and started admitting girls in 1970. It follows the English rather than Scottish education system and has nine houses.


Bill Gammell and Tony Blair became friends here.

While expanding on James Bond's back story, Ian Fleming wrote in You Only Live Twice that the agent had attended Fettes College, his father Andrew Bond's old school, after having been removed from Eton. An Andrew Bond is recorded to have been at Fettes as a boarder in Carrington House.[3]


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Tony Blair6 May 1953UKPolitician
War criminal
Deep state actor
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William Blair31 March 1950UKAcademic
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John A.D. de Chastelain30 July 1937CanadaDiplomat
Canadian diplomat and officer who attended the 1999 Bilderberg
George DenholmPolice officer
Bill GammellDecember 1952Rugby player
Deep state actor
Multi-millionaire Bush family connection and connection to Tony Blair.
Richard Lambert (editor)23 September 1944UKJournalist
Deep state operative
Fettes College, Balliol, on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England
Selwyn Lloyd28 July 190418 May 1978UKBritish Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs during the Suez Crisis
R. H. Bruce Lockhart2 September 188727 February 1970Author
Iain Macleod11 November 191320 July 1970UK politician who died suddenly a month into his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
David Ogilvy23 June 191121 July 1999Spook
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  1. Philp, Robert, A Keen Wind Blows, James & James, 1998 p. 131.
  2. Fettes College Prospectus 1978
  3. https://books.google.com/books?id=S8ultuwZXOMC&pg=PP9