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George Watson’s College, Colinton Road, Edinburgh

George Watson’s College is a co-educational independent day school in Scotland, situated on Colinton Road, in the affluent Merchiston / Morningside area of the city. It was first established as a hospital in 1741, became a day school in 1871, and was merged with its sister school George Watson’s Ladies College in 1974. The school was established according to the instructions of George Watson (1654-1723) who bequeathed the bulk of his fortune of £12,000 – a vast sum in 1723 – to found a school for the provision of post-primary boarding education. 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, among these are Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Malcolm Rifkind, David Steel, Jack Docherty and Gavin Hastings.

Our fair will be held in the entrance foyer and the assembly hall of this very handsome building, there is ample free car parking, off loading couldn’t be easier, and the school have promised delicious home baking served in their ‘Bun Room’.