A leading independent school
situated in the South of Edinburgh, UK. The school
, founded in 1723
by wealthy benefactor George
Watson, caters for both boys
and girls from ages 3-18. The school
is reknowned for it's academic success and extra-curricular prowess.
Rugby Union is the main sport
in the school
, in which the school
boasts over 100 Scottish internationialists
and others who represented England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. The school
1st XV is also
successful, having been ranked in the top 10 schools in Britain for the last 3 seasons.
is also important
to the school
and this was reflected in the building of a new music
building which won international
awards for architecture and was opened
by the Queen.
Living former pupils include 4 time Olympic
gold medal winning
cyclist Sir Chris Hoy, former British Lions captain and former world
cup points record holder
Gavin Hastings KBE, Scottish Labour leader Ian Gray, Lord David Steele, The Right Honourable Sir Malcolm Rifkind.