Sir William Fettes
(1750-1836), a wealthy Edinburgh wine and tea merchant.
He was, twice, Lord provost of Edinburgh.
He left a bequest
of £166,000. This was eventually used to build Fettes
College, a boarding school for boys "for the education of
children of reduced circumstances".
The school was
designed by architect David Brice and was founded in 1870.
It was completed in 1873.
The school is set
in 100-acre grounds, to the north-west of Inverleith Park in North
The British Prime
Minister, Tony Blair, attended Fettes College.