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

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

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

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Chris Hoy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Chris Hoy Athlete Sir Christopher Andrew "Chris" Hoy, MBE is a British racing driver and former track cyclist who represented Great Britain at the Olympics and World Championships and Scotland at the ...more

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Malcolm Rifkind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Malcolm Rifkind Politician, Advocate, Lawyer Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind, KCMG, QC, is a British politician and former Member of Parliament for Kensington, and since February 2015 has been suspended from the Conservative Party. He served in ...more

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Rebecca West is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Rebecca West Literary critic, Journalist, Novelist Dame Cicely Isabel Fairfield DBE, known as Rebecca West, or Dame Rebecca West, was a British author, journalist, literary critic and travel writer. An author who wrote in many genres, West ...more

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David Steel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
David Steel Politician David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood, KT KBE PC is a British Liberal Democrat politician who served as the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 until its merger with the Social ...more

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Gillian Cooke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Gillian Cooke Bobsleigher Gillian Cooke is a Scottish track and field athlete and bobsledder.

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David Maxwell Fyfe, 1st Earl o... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
David Maxwell Fyfe, 1st Earl of Kilmuir Politician, Lawyer David Patrick Maxwell Fyfe, 1st Earl of Kilmuir, GCVO, PC, QC, known as Sir David Maxwell Fyfe from 1942 to 1954 and as the Viscount Kilmuir from 1954 to 1962, was a British Conservative ...more

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James Finlayson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
James Finlayson Comedian, Actor James Henderson "Jimmy" Finlayson was a Scottish actor who worked in both silent and sound comedies. Bald, with a fake moustache, Finlayson had many trademark comic mannerisms and is ...more

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Basil Spence is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Basil Spence Architect Sir Basil Urwin Spence, OM, OBE, RA was a Scottish architect, most notably associated with Coventry Cathedral in England and the Beehive in New Zealand, but also responsible for numerous other ...more

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William Morrison, 1st Viscount... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
William Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil Politician William Shepherd Morrison, 1st Viscount Dunrossil, GCMG, MC, KStJ, PC, QC was a British Conservative politician who served as Speaker of the House of Commons and the 14th Governor-General of ...more

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William Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
William Wolfe Politician William Cuthbertson "Billy" Wolfe was a Scottish accountant, manufacturer and Scottish National Party politician. He was the National Convenor of the Scottish National Party from 1969 ...more

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Gavin Hastings is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Gavin Hastings Actor Gavin Hastings is an actor.

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Jake Mackenzie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni

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Scott Hastings is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Scott Hastings Scott Hastings is a Scottish Rugby Union player. He won 65 caps at centre for Scotland from 1986 to 1997. Scott is the younger brother of Scottish great Gavin Hastings. They both earned their ...more

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Martha Kearney is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Martha Kearney Journalist, Presenter Martha Catherine Kearney is an Irish-born journalist and broadcaster. She is the main presenter of BBC Radio 4's lunchtime news programme The World at One.

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Hugo Rifkind is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Hugo Rifkind Hugo Rifkind is a Scottish journalist who is a columnist for The Times and The Spectator.

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Jason White is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Jason White Jason Phillip Randall White is a Scottish former rugby union footballer. He was a utility forward who played in the second or back row of the scrum—lock, flanker, or number eight. White played ...more

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Malcolm Chisholm is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm Chisholm is a Scottish Labour Party politician, and a former Scottish Executive minister.

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Robin Welsh is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Robin Welsh Robin Welsh was a Scottish sportsman who represented the Royal Caledonian Curling Club as a curler in the Winter Olympics, represented Scotland at tennis and played international rugby union for ...more

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Louis Moritz Speirs is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Louis Moritz Speirs Louis Moritz Speirs was a Scottish rugby union international who played ten times for his country and was part of the first official British and Irish Lions team that toured South Africa in

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Andrew Balfour is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Andrew Balfour Sir Andrew Balfour KCMG, CB, LL D was a Scottish Medical Officer who specialised in tropical medicine. Balfour spent twelve years in Khartoum, Sudan and was the Medical Officer of Health in the ...more

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Stuart McInally is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous George Watson's College Alumni
Stuart McInally Stuart McInally is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh Rugby in the RaboDirect Pro12. He played primarily at number eight and occasionally at flanker, before announcing in ...more