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  • Pipes and Drums Internal Competition Results

    Pipes and Drums Internal Competition Results

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  • Festival of Ideas – Week 4

    Festival of Ideas – Week 4

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  • Going Global – Close to Home

    Going Global – Close to Home

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  • Success at the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Championships

    Success at the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Championships

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  • Back Into the Swing of Debating

    Back Into the Swing of Debating

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From the Archives

Commonwealth Games Squad – UPDATE

Commonwealth Games Squad – UPDATE

We believe that a total of nine of the Watson's community will be heading for the Commonwealth Games in October representing Scotland. This group is made up of seven former pupils,... Read More

Festival of Ideas – Week 4

Festival of Ideas – Week 4

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Going Global – Close to Home

Seven of our pupils attended James Gillespie's High School Model United Nations (MUN) conference on Friday and came home with four prizes including Best Junior Delegate. Euan... Read More

Open Morning

Our next Open Morning is on Saturday 6 October 2018. The morning begins with the Principal's Address at 9.30am, in the Senior School Hall, and runs until 12.30pm. During the... Read More

Back Into the Swing of Debating

This session's debating competitions have opened with a bang, and on Saturday 30 September 2017, George Watson’s College sent eight of its debaters to the Northern Juniors... Read More

Festival of Ideas – Week 3

This week’s continuation of the series of the 2017 Festival of Ideas included our ninth Caritas Lecture featuring Professor Sarah Churchwell, discussing The Great Gatsby. The... Read More

Green Fingers In Eco Week

Green Fingers In Eco Week

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Eco Flag Raised

We were delighted to welcome our MP Joanna Cherry QC MP to Watson's today to witness the raising of the Green Flag we were awarded by Eco Schools Scotland over the Easter... Read More

Upper Primary Stairwells Makeover

Throughout May one of Scotland’s leading mural artists former pupil Chris Rutterford (Class of 1991) worked with our Primary 4 – Primary 7 pupils to transform... Read More

Primary 7 Author Visit From David Goutcher

Former undercover police officer turned computer game inventor and author, David Goutcher enthralled our Primary 7s on a recent visit.  David told the pupils about the... Read More

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Presents Pupils with their Level 2 Award

On Thursday 2 February, Mr Alex Clark, Deputy Chief Fire Officer for Scotland presented the Junior School with their Rights Respecting School Level 2 Award in a special... Read More

Success at the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Championships

Success at the Scottish Schools' Dry Ski Championships

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Scottish Champions for the Third Consecutive Year

Our Girls’ 1st XI cricket team have won their third consecutive Beyond Boundaries Women’s T20 Scottish Cup. An amazing achievement given that this is not an... Read More

Edinburgh to Continue Playing at Myreside

Edinburgh Rugby will continue to play their home matches at George Watson's College's Myreside pitch for the next three seasons, with a select number of fixtures returning to BT... Read More

Double Gold for Watson's Skiers

The dual slalom format - which sees teams pitted against each other in a head to head relay race - is ski racing at its most exciting.     Watson’s skiers... Read More

Scottish Inter-Schools' Cup Winners

Watson’s girls have won the Scottish Inter-Schools’ Cup for tennis for the first time in 20 years.  The team – Alexandra Hunter, Millie Wood, Sofia... Read More

Drama Trip Returns from Greece

Drama Trip Returns from Greece

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West Side Story

Summer Production, 20-23 June 2017 Audiences this year were treated to a fantastic Summer Production of West Side Story.                ... Read More

Drummers On A Roll At UK Championships

Following on from winning the British Championship title, the Juvenile Band drum corps secured the UK Pipe Band Championship title held on Saturday in Belfast, Northern... Read More

Juvenile Drummers Are The Best of British

Our Novice (A) and Juvenile bands travelled to Paisley to compete at the British Pipe Band Championships on Saturday 20 May. The Juvenile drummers at Watson's finished as the Best... Read More

Usher Hall Concert Highlights

Here are some of the highlights from A Celebration of George Watson's College Music performed in Edinburgh's Usher Hall on 29 March 2017.       ... Read More