| Fettes College |
|'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, 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. 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.
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Tony Blair||6 May 1953||UK||Politician|
Deep state actor
|Remarkably popular at the time, Tony Blair was a UK prime minister, now infamous for lying the UK into invading Iraq, notwithstanding massive opposition. He is currently sought for War crimes by many people.|
|William Blair||31 March 1950||UK||Academic|
|Older brother of Tony Blair, Queen's Counsel and former High Court Judge|
|John A.D. de Chastelain||30 July 1937||Canada||Diplomat|
|Canadian diplomat and officer who attended the 1999 Bilderberg|
|George Denholm||Police officer|
|Bill Gammell||December 1952||Rugby player|
Deep state actor
|Multi-millionaire Bush family connection and connection to Tony Blair.|
|Richard Lambert (editor)||23 September 1944||UK||Journalist|
Deep state operative
|Fettes College, Balliol, on the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England|
|Selwyn Lloyd||28 July 1904||18 May 1978||UK||British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs during the Suez Crisis|
|R. H. Bruce Lockhart||2 September 1887||27 February 1970||Author|
|Iain Macleod||11 November 1913||20 July 1970||UK politician who died suddenly a month into his job as Chancellor of the Exchequer.|
|David Ogilvy||23 June 1911||21 July 1999||Spook|
- ↑ Philp, Robert, A Keen Wind Blows, James & James, 1998 p. 131.
- ↑ Fettes College Prospectus 1978
- ↑ https://books.google.com/books?id=S8ultuwZXOMC&pg=PP9