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List Rules People on this list must have gone to George Heriot's School and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from George Heriot's School, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from George Heriot's School include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished George Heriot's School alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended George Heriot's School 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 George Heriot's School.

Everything from Alastair Sim to Roy Kinnear is included on this list.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to George Heriot's School?” and “Which celebrities are George Heriot's School alumni?”

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James Mackay, Baron Mackay of ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Politician, Advocate, Lawyer James Peter Hymers Mackay, Baron Mackay of Clashfern, KT, PC, QC is a British advocate. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Lord Advocate, and Lord Chancellor. He is an active member ...more

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Brian Smith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Bishop Brian Arthur Smith was the Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Smith was born in Edinburgh and educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh and the University of Edinburgh, ...more

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Roy Kinnear is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Actor, Voice acting Roy Mitchell Kinnear was a British character actor. He was familiar to UK audiences for his appearances in many British television comedy shows, and is also remembered for his film appearances ...more

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Alastair Sim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Actor Alastair George Bell Sim, CBE, was a Scottish character actor who began his theatrical career at the age of thirty, but quickly became established as a popular West End performer, remaining so ...more

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Ken Stott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Actor Kenneth Campbell "Ken" Stott is a Scottish actor, particularly known in the United Kingdom for his many roles in television. He is best known for his roles as the eponymous title ...more

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Henry Raeburn is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Sir Henry Raeburn was a Scottish portrait painter and Scotland's first significant portrait painter since the Union to remain based in Scotland. He served as Portrait Painter to King George IV ...more

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Nigel Tranter is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Novelist, Writer Nigel Tranter OBE was a Scottish historian and author.

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Hippolyte Blanc is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Hippolyte Blanc Architect Hippolyte Jean Blanc was a Scottish architect. Best known for his church buildings in the Gothic revival style, Blanc was also a keen antiquarian who oversaw meticulously researched restoration ...more

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Nick Abbot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Nick Abbot Nick Abbot, a broadcaster for over 30 years and a radio talk show host for over 20 years, has presented on a number of radio stations in the UK. He currently presents the late-night show on ...more

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Andy Irvine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Andrew Robertson "Andy" Irvine MBE is a former President of the Scottish Rugby Union, and a former Scottish international rugby player. He earned fifty one Scottish caps, and scored ...more

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David McLetchie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
David William McLetchie CBE was a Scottish politician, a Scottish Conservative and Unionist Member of the Scottish Parliament for the Lothian electoral region. He was formerly the leader of the ...more

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Gavin Esler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Journalist, Novelist, Presenter Gavin Esler is a Scottish BBC television presenter and author. Esler was a main presenter on BBC Two's flagship political analysis programme, Newsnight, from January 2003 until January 2014. He ...more

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Mark Goodier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Mark Goodier Mark Goodier is a British radio disc jockey.

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Bruce Douglas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Bruce Douglas Bruce Andrew Ferguson Douglas is a Scottish rugby union rugby player. He plays as a prop, and had been signed with French top 14 club Montpellier Herault from July 2008 up until March 2010 when ...more

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Jack McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Police officer, Actor Jack McKenzie is a British actor. He was born in Edinburgh in 1942 and was educated at George Heriot's School, after which he joined The Royal Marines, and then subsequently the Lothians and ...more

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Emun Elliott is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Actor Emun Elliott is a Scottish actor, known for portraying Dr. Christian King in Paradox, Richie in Threesome and John Moray in The Paradise.

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Dougie Walker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Heriot's School Alumni
Dougie Walker Douglas Walker, also known as Doug or Dougie Walker, is a former Scottish sprinter. Educated at George Heriot's School in Edinburgh, in 1998 he became European champion in both 200 metres and ...more