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List of famous alumni from Fettes College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Fettes College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Fettes College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Fettes College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Fettes College.

Everything from Tilda Swinton to Tony Blair is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Fettes College?” and “Which celebrities are Fettes College alumni?”

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Tilda Swinton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton of Kimmerghame is a British actress and fashion muse known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She has appeared in several films, including Burn ...more

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Diplomat Anthony Charles Lynton Blair is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. He now runs a consultancy business and performs ...more

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David Ogilvy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Copywriter, Businessperson David Mackenzie Ogilvy, CBE, was an advertising executive who was widely hailed as "The Father of Advertising". In 1962, Time called him "the most sought-after wizard in today's

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Selwyn Lloyd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Politician John Selwyn Brooke Lloyd, Baron Selwyn-Lloyd CH CBE TD PC, known for most of his career as Selwyn Lloyd, was a British Conservative Party politician who served as Foreign Secretary from 1955 to ...more

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Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklej... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn Soldier Major Matthew Fontaine Maury Meiklejohn VC was a British recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to ...more

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R. H. Bruce Lockhart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
R. H. Bruce Lockhart Politician, Writer Sir Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart, KCMG, was a journalist, author, secret agent, British diplomat, and footballer. His 1932 book, Memoirs of a British Agent, became an international ...more

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David Edward Reid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
David Edward Reid Businessperson Sir David Edward Reid is a Scottish-born British businessman and chartered accountant. He was until 2011 the Chairman of Tesco, Britain's largest supermarket chain. Educated at Fettes College ...more

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Fereydoon Batmanghelidj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Physician Fereydoon Batmanghelidj was born in Tehran, Iran. He is best known for his book, Your Body's Many Cries for Water, and his writings related to health and wellness.

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Edward Wadsworth is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Edward Alexander Wadsworth was an English artist, most famous for his close association with Vorticism. He painted, often in tempera, coastal views, abstracts, portraits and still-life. He was ...more

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Mike Campbell-Lamerton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Mike Campbell-Lamerton Colonel Michael John "Mike" Campbell-Lamerton was a British army officer and rugby union player. Despite being a career soldier on active service, he would captain the Scotland rugby ...more

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W. C. Sellar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
W. C. Sellar Walter Carruthers Sellar was a Scottish humourist who wrote for Punch. He is best known for the 1930 book 1066 and All That, a tongue-in-cheek guide to "all the history you can ...more

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George MacPherson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
George MacPherson George MacPherson CBE also known as GPS MacPherson was a Scottish rugby union footballer who played for Scotland in 26 Tests between 1922 and 1932. MacPherson was born in Newtonmore in Badenoch, ...more

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Justin Melck is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Justin Melck Justin Melck is a South African born German rugby union footballer who currently plays in the position of flanker. Born in Cape Town and educated at Rondebosch Boys High School, Fettes College ...more

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Angus Deaton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Professor, Economist Angus Stewart Deaton is a leading microeconomist.

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David Bedell-Sivright is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
David Revell "Darkie" Bedell-Sivright was a Scottish international rugby union forward who captained both Scotland and the British Isles. Born in Edinburgh, and educated at Fettes ...more

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N. G. L. Hammond is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
N. G. L. Hammond Nicholas Geoffrey Lemprière Hammond CBE, DSO was a British scholar of ancient Greece and an operative for the British Special Operations Executive in occupied Greece during World War II.

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Bill Gammell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Bill Gammell Sir William Benjamin Bowring Gammell, commonly known as Bill Gammell is a Scottish sportsman and industrialist.

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Herbert Waddell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Herbert Waddell Herbert Waddell was a Scottish rugby union fly-half who played club rugby for Glasgow Academicals and international rugby for Scotland and the British Isles. Waddell was heavily involved with ...more

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Francis Urquhart is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Francis Ewan Urquhart is a fictional character created by Michael Dobbs. Known by his initials FU, Urquhart appeared in a trilogy of novels: House of Cards, To Play the King and The Final Cut. ...more

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George Cunningham is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
George Cunningham Sir George Cunningham, GCIE, KCSI, OBE was an administrator in British India who in his early years was a notable sportsperson, representing and later captaining the Scottish national team at ...more

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David MacMyn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
David MacMyn Dr David James MacMyn TD, BA, MB, BCHIR was a rugby union international who represented Scotland from 1925 to 1928 later becoming president of the Scottish Rugby Union. He also practiced as a

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John Morrison, 2nd Viscount Du... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
John Morrison, 2nd Viscount Dunrossil Diplomat Flight Lieutenant John William Morrison, 2nd Viscount Dunrossil CMG JP was a British diplomat. Lord Dunrossil was British High Commissioner to Fiji, Nauru and Tuvalu and later to Barbados. His ...more

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William Wotherspoon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
William Wotherspoon William Wotherspoon was a Scottish rugby union half-back who was a member of the first official British Isles tour and was also capped for the Scotland team. Wotherspoon played one game in the ...more

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Charlton Monypenny is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Charlton Monypenny Charlton James Blackwell Monypenny was an English-born businessman, and the 27th Laird of the Scottish estate of Pitmilly. As a youth he was a sportsman of some renown who played rugby union for ...more

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George Biagi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
George Biagi George Fabio Biagi is an Italian/Scottish rugby union player who plays club rugby for Zebre. He was born in Scotland to Scots father and an Italian mother and later went to Italy to study. He ...more

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Frans ten Bos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Frans ten Bos Frans Herman ten Bos was an English-born rugby union footballer, of Dutch ancestry. He played for Scotland as a lock in the 1960s, and was capped seventeen times. He is arguably the most ...more

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Derek Shiel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Fettes College Alumni
Derek Shiel Derek Shiel is a Dublin-born, London-based painter, sculptor, writer, and film-maker.