NT2375 : Fettes College from the west entrance

taken 8 years ago, near to Granton, Edinburgh, Great Britain

Fettes College from the west entrance
Fettes College from the west entrance
Fettes, widely regarded as Edinburgh's premier independent school, was originally founded by a Lord Provost to provide an education for poor children and orphans, many of whom were 'sons of the manse'. Life at the school in 1900 is described by Robert Bruce Lockhart in his memoir 'My Scottish Youth'. Lockhart's experiences as a British diplomat and secret agent in Moscow, detailed in his 1932 book, 'Memoirs Of A British Agent", may have been the inspiration behind Ian Fleming identifying Fettes as the school attended by his character, James Bond, in the 1950s spy novels. LinkExternal link
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NT2375, 70 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 5 February, 2010
Category
Public school   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 235 752 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:57.8327N 3:13.5832W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 233 751
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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