Former Pupils

 

Forthcoming Reunions

If you would like to arrange a reunion for other years, the Development Office will be happy to assist.


Past Reunions

Saturday 05 October

It was great to welcome back the Class of 1994 to Heriot's on Saturday 5 October for a 25th Reunion celebration.

FPs travelled from as far afield as Los Angeles and Sydney to come back to Heriot's and meet up with old friends. The proceedings began in the morning with coffee and shortbread in the Staff Room, followed by a tour of the School. Partners, friends and families were also invited to accompany FPs as they retraced their steps.

Photos from the Reunion can be through found here:

Friday 31 May 2019

Over 40 FPs from the Class of 1969 returned to Heriot's to participate in the 50th Reunion with some travelling as far as the USA to attend!

The event began with a tour of the School, led by the current Captains and Principal Lesley Franklin. An informal Drinks Reception followed in the Staff Room before dinner was served in the New Refectory. Former Captain, Greig Carlaw addressed the group, making a toast to the School before encouraging old friends to keep the party alive by heading to a nearby pub for post-reunion drinks.

A number of FPs returned to Lauriston Place the following Monday to join the Founder's Day celebrations, which for most, was their first June Day at Heriot's since leaving school 50 years ago.

After Many Years

On 27 April the inaugural After Many Years Reunion took place - a celebration for all FPs who left Heriot's 60 or more years ago!

A fantastic 132 former pupils attended the event, which began with a Drinks Reception in the Staff Room at 3pm. The Heriot's Pipes and Drums then treated FPs to a wonderful performance before heading across to the new Refectory for a delicious High Tea. Captain, Euan Healy gave a heart-warming speech about Heriot's today while two excellent musical interludes were performed by Alexis Tie-Gill (violin) and Jasper Harris (piano). FP David Mackenzie (1950) travelled all the way from Australia especially for the occasion, while Lex Turner (1937) proved you're only as young as you feel, attending the reunion at 99 years young!

A wonderful day was had by all who retraced their steps back to Lauriston Place - one FP remarked

"we're all a bit grey, but Heriot's is just as grand as it always was!"

Photos can be viewed here

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of 1993

Saturday 06 October

It was great to welcome back the Class of 1993 to Heriot's on Saturday 6 October for a 25th Reunion celebration.

The Reunion began in the morning with coffee and shortbread in the Staff Room, followed by a tour of the School and Sports Centre. Partners, friends and families were also invited to accompany FPs as they revisited their old ‘stomping ground' and there was a great sense of community among the year group. Whilst wandering through the Quadrangle, one FP laughed "it's not changed at all!"

Photos can be viewed here

Classes of 1957, 1958, 1959 Reunion

Friday 05 October

We were delighted to welcome back the Classes of 1957, 1958 and 1959 to Heriot's on Friday 5 October for their 60th Anniversary Reunion.

The Reunion began at 4pm with a tour of the School, giving FPs the opportunity to explore the grounds and classrooms, reminiscing together.

Photos can be viewed here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Class of 1968
Friday 01 June

Forty members of the Class of 1968 came back to school for their 50 Year Reunion on 1 June 2018. We welcomed back former pupils from across the world including Canada, Australia, USA, Ireland and the UK to Lauriston Place. Lesley Franklin, Principal provided a tour of the School, followed by a drinks reception in the Staff Room. Many stories and memories were shared over dinner in the refectory. We understand celebrations continued over the weekend and culminated in a number of the former pupils joining us for Founder's Day the following Monday.

Photos can be viewed here

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of 1992

Saturday 07 October

Heriot's were delighted to welcome back the Class of 1992 on Saturday 7 October. It was a fantastic turnout with former pupils travelling as from as far as Australia and the USA to join the celebration.

The Reunion began in the morning with coffee in the Staffroom from 10am, followed by a Tour of the School. Partners, friends and families attended and toured the Sports Centre and had a great time reminiscing about their time at Heriot's. The evening programme included a Drinks Reception in the Staff Room followed by dinner in the Refectory. It really was a great day and we enjoyed meeting everyone who took the time to come back to Heriot's.

Here's what some of the Former Pupils had to say about the reunion ...

"I thoroughly enjoyed the morning's tour and look around and the dinner in the evening was extremely well done, with the right balance of formal and informal. It was such a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with so many people from school days and to recollect and share all the great memories I have of my time at Heriot's."

"Thank you for having us. It was a phenomenal and emotional experience."

"What a wonderful day! Thank you for such a welcoming reunion. Really lovely to see the school again and catchup with so many classmates after 25 years!"

Photos can be viewed here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Class of 1967
Friday 02 June

Fifty members of the Class of 1967 came back to school for their 50 Year Reunion on 2 June 2017. With FPs travelling from Canada and across the country to mark this special occasion it certainly was a great evening; starting with a tour of The School with Principal Cameron Wyllie, followed by drinks and dinner in the refectory. We heard some great stories and enjoyed hearing about their memories from Heriot's.

Photos can be seen here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Fifth and Sixth Year in 1965-66

Friday 3 June 2016

We were delighted to welcome back 43 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1965-66 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Reunion. As well as making the trip back to Edinburgh from across the UK, FPs journeyed from as far afield as Canada, California and Australia to catch up with old friends and to see how their School has changed (and remained the same) in the half a century since they left. Many attending had not been back to Heriot's since leaving in 1966. The gentlemen enjoyed a tour of the School with the current Principal Cameron Wyllie followed by dinner in the Refectory. Sir Brian Langstaff - who was School Captain in 1966 - gave the toast to Heriot's.

Photos can be seen here

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of '90
Saturday 31 October 2015

We were very happy to welcome back 55 Former Pupils from the Class of '90 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot's. FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, and in particular FPs who came from Finland, Switzerland and Hong Kong. A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner. There was lots of time to catch up on all the news and there was a good atmosphere throughout the evening.

Photos can be seen here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Fifth and Sixth Year in 1964-65
Friday 29 May 2015

We were delighted to welcomed back 38 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1964-65 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Reunion. Those attended came from around the UK along with 1 FP from USA and 2 from Australia. Some members of the group had not been back to the school since they left and some who were with us last year returned to catch up with more old friends. A tour of the parts School took place followed by a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office then the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.


Photos can be seen here


70th Anniversary Gathering for the Class of '45
Saturday 25 April 2015

For the first time the Development Office held an informal lunch for those who left Heriot's in the summer between 1944 - 46, 70 or so years ago. We were delighted to welcome back 17 former pupils and in particular Hugh Hunt who had travelled over from British Columbia in Canada to be with us. Nine of the gentlemen had attended their 60th Anniversary 10 years ago so it was very nice to catch up with them again on such a memorial and happy occasion. Old photos were laid out and much interest was taken in them, along with copies of The Herioter magazines from that time. After the Drinks Reception held in the Council Room a buffet lunch was served in the Staff Room and time was spent together reminiscing. This was a unique event with a very special group of FPs.

Photos can be seen here

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of '89
Saturday 25 October 2014

We were very happy to welcome back 54 Former Pupils from the Class of '89 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot's. FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, and in particular Antonia Romero who came all the way from New Zealand. A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by 14 retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner. There was lots of time to catch up on all the news and there was a good atmosphere throughout the evening.

Photos can be viewed here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Fifth and Sixth Year from 1963-64

Friday 30 May 2014

On a lovely sunny evening we welcomed back 63 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1963-64 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Reunion. Those attended came from around the UK along with Douglas Dow who travelled all the way from Tasmania, Australia and John Flannigan from Qatar. Some members of the group had not been back to the school since they left and some who were with us last year returned to catch up with more old friends. A tour of the parts School took place followed by a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office then the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.

Photos can be viewed here

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of '88
Saturday 26 October 2013

We were very happy to welcome back 60 Former Pupils from the Class of '88 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot's. FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, several from overseas - Ireland, Sweden, Italy, France USA and Australia. A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by some retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner. There was lots of time to catch up on all the news and there was a good atmosphere throughout the evening.

Photos can be viewed here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Fifth and Sixth Year from 1962-63

Friday 31 May 2013

On a lovely sunny evening we welcomed back 41 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1962-63 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary Reunion. Those attended came from around the UK along with Keith Neillands who travelled all the way from Australia and Grant Butchart from Switzerland. Some members of the group had not been back to the school since they left and some who were with us last year came returned to catch up with more old friends. A tour of the parts School took place, taking in the new Heriot’s Centre for Sport and Exercise which opened in March. After a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.

The group photo can be seen here

60th Anniversary Reunion - Classes of '52 and '53
Friday 19 April 2013

We were delighted to welcome back 37 Former Pupils to celebrated their 60th Anniversary Reunion. Those who attended came from around the UK and Jim Hutchinson came all the way from Rio de Janeiro. A tour of the parts School took place, taking in the new Heriot's Centre for Sport and Exercise which opened last March. After a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.

Photos can be viewed here

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of '87

Saturday 03 November 2012

We were very happy to welcome back 70 Former Pupils from the Class of '87 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot's. This is a record number to attend a 25th Anniversary Reunion. Thanks to a lot of work done by several members of the year group this high number of attendees was achieved. FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, several from overseas - Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland, Canada and USA. A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by a good number of retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner. There was lots of time to catch up on all the news and there was a good atmosphere throughout the evening.

Photos can be viewed here

50th Anniversary Reunion – Fifth and Sixth Year in 1961-62
Friday 01 June 2012

We were delighted to welcome back 59 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1961-62 to celebrated their 50th Anniversary Reunion. Those attended came from around the UK along with 1 from France and 2 from Canada. Some members of the group had not been back to the school since they left, and a number of those who attended had been found through research for the Reunion. A tour of the parts School took place, taking in the new Heriot’s Centre for Sport and Exercise which opened in March. After a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.

Photos can been viewed here

Class of 2011 Drinks Reception
Thursday 05 January 2012

On Thursday 05 January we were delighted to welcome back over 80 of our recent leavers to school for a Drinks Reception. The date was changed from before Christmas to the New Year, and this allowed many more to attend due to University term dates. There was a good atmosphere throughout the evening and members of staff and former pupils enjoyed catching up with each other and hearing the news since leaving Heriot’s.

25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of '86
Saturday 29 October

We were very happy to welcome back 65 Former Pupils from the Class of ’86 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot’s. We were particularly pleased to have 17 girls from the year group which is the highest number of girls to attend a 25th Anniversary Reunion. FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, and Tia Hegstad nee George came over from Norway. A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by several retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner. There was lots of time to catch up on all the news.

Photos can be viewed here

50th Anniversary Reunion - Fifth and Sixth Year from 1961
Friday 03 June

On a beautiful summers evening, 51 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1960-61 came back to the School to meet after leaving Heriot's 50 years ago. Those attending came from around the UK along with a number from overseas. The international group travelled from France, Australia, USA and Canada to join the occasion. A tour of the School took place and stories of school days were shared. After a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.

Photos can be viewed here


Class if 2010 - Christmas Reception

On Wednesday 15 December we were delighted to welcome back a large number of our recent leavers to school for their Christmas Drinks Reception. Members of staff and former pupils enjoyed catching up with each other and hearing the news since leaving Heriot's. This annual event for recent leavers is now a firm fixture on the School's busy calendar.


25th Anniversary Reunion - Class of 1985
Saturday 06 November

We were very happy to welcome back 35 Former Pupils from the Class of '85 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot's. FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, 3 coming from overseas, John from France, Nick from the USA and Douglas from Australia. A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by several retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner. There was lots of time to catch up on all the news

Photos can be viewed here



60th Anniversary Reunion – Classes of 1949 and 1950

Friday 25 June 2010

The 60th Anniversary Reunion was instigated by David Harnden, Robbie Phillips and Bill Richardson and the Development Office was delighted to welcome back 40 former pupils from the Classes of '49 and '50.  Those attending came from around the UK, and two came from as far away as Australia and USA. 

A tour of parts of the School started off the evening in beautiful sunshine.  While walking around the various departments lots of school stories were shared.  Mike Gilbert, Chairman of Governors joined the group at the Drinks Reception and hosted  dinner in the Refectory.  There was warm atmosphere, with lots of chatting going on and a very enjoyable evening was had by all.  A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle.

Photos can be viewed here.


50th Anniversary Reunion – Fifth and Sixth Year from 1960
Friday 04 June 2010

On a beautiful summer's evening, 53 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1959-60 came back to the School to meet after leaving Heriot's 50 years ago. Those attending came from around the UK along with a number from overseas. The international group travelled from Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Spain and Switzerland to join the occasion. Of the gourp 15 attended the Reunion last year and were welcomed back to attend again and catch up with more friends.  A tour of the School took place and stories of school days were shared. After a Drinks Reception hosted by the Development Office the group enjoyed dinner in the Refectory and more time to chat and reminisce together. A report and copy of the group photo will appear in the autumn edition of Quadrangle

Photos can be viewed here.


Class of 2009 Christmas Reception

On Wednesday 16 December 2009 we were delighted to welcome back a large number of our recent leavers to school for their Christmas Drinks Reception.  Members of staff and former pupils enjoyed catching up with each other and hearing the news since leaving Heriot's.  This annual event for recent leavers is now a firm fixture on the School's busy calendar.


10th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of ’99

Keith Sutherland from the Class of '99 organised the 10th Anniversary Reunion on Sunday 27th December at the Goldenacre.  50 former pupils, from near and far attended and had a great time catching up on all the news.

Photos of the Reunion


25th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of ’84
Saturday 31 October 2009

We were very happy to welcome back 37 Former Pupils from the Class of '84 who gathered to celebrate 25 years after leaving Heriot's.  We were partiularly pleased to have 7 girls from the year group which we are told is almost half of the girls from the year.  FPs travelled from near and far for the occasion, 3 coming from overseas, Lesley from Spain, Phil from Switzerland and Rob from Jordan.  A tour of parts of the School brought back memories of school days and teachers. Afterwards we were joined by several retired staff for a drinks reception followed by dinner.  There was lots of time to catch up on all the news. Photos


50th Anniversary Reunion – Fifth and Sixth Year 1958-59

On Friday 5 June, 58 Former Pupils who attended Heriot's in either Fifth or Sixth Year in 1958-59 came back to the School to meet after leaving Heriot's 50 years ago.   Details with Photos


10th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of ’98

On Saturday 27th December the Class of 1998 gathered at the Goldenacre Clubhouse for their 10 year reunion.  Over 70 former pupils attended and the night was a great success.  Details


Class of 2008 Christmas Drinks Reception

On Wednesday 18 December we were delighted to welcome back a large number of our recent leavers to school for their Christmas Drinks Reception.  Members of staff and former pupils enjoyed catching up with each other and hearing the news since leaving Heriot's.  This annual event for recent leavers is now a firm fixture on the School's busy calendar.


Class of 1964 Reunion

On Saturday 27 September 2008, 26 "boys" from the class of 1964 and 3 teachers met at the Bruntsfield Golf Club to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of their entry into the Senior School in 1958.  Details


60th Anniversary Reunion for the Classes of ’47 and ’48
Friday 23 May 2008

 Report with Photos


50th Anniversary Reunion – Fifth and Sixth Year from 1958
Friday 30 May 2008

 Report with Photo


Class of 2007 Christmas Drinks Reception
Tuesday 18 December 2007

The Development Office organised the annual Christmas Drinks Reception for all Former Pupils who recently left Heriot’s after Sixth Year to come back to School and catch up with classmates and staff.  Over 100 members of the class attended and lots of stories were exchanged.


10th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of ’97
Saturday 17 November 2007

Thanks to everyone that attended the Class of ’97 Reunion on 17 November 2007.  Over 80 people turned out to enjoy a few drinks and lots of stories and reminiscing about our school days!  It was great to see everyone and catch up on the last 10 years.
Louise Johnston


25th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of ’82
Saturday 03 November 2007

 Report with Photo


Fifth and Sixth Year from 1957

50th Anniversary Reunion Friday 1 June 2007

Report with Photo


25th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of 1981
Saturday 28 October 2006

 Report


25th Anniversary Reunion for the Class of 1980
Saturday 19 November 2005

 Report with Photos


Should anyone wish to make contact with a class mate please email the Development Office and we will be happy to help.