George Watson's College

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HeadquartersEdinburgh, Scotland, UK
First in Scotland and 29th in the UK for the number of the nation's leading people produced.

George Watson's College is a co-educational independent day school in Scotland, in the Merchiston area of Edinburgh. It was first established as a hospital school in 1741, became a day school in 1871, and was merged with its sister school George Watson's Ladies College in 1974. It is a Merchant Company of Edinburgh school and a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference.

According to the Sutton Trust, the school is placed first in Scotland and joint 29th in the UK for the number of the nation's leading people produced.[1]


Alumni on Wikispooks

Colin Boyd7 June 1953UKJudge
Auckland Geddes21 June 18798 June 1954UKDiplomat
Frances Guy1 February 1959Propagandist
Donald Maitland16 August 192222 August 2010Diplomat
David Steel31 March 1938Leader of UK Liberal party, merged with the Social Democratic Party