2024 is a special year for Fife College, as we celebrate the 125th anniversary of the first ever college to be set up in Fife.

Back in 1899, esteemed local politician and businessman George Lauder established the Lauder Technical College, with funding from his nephew, the famous industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. And for 125 years since, the provision of college education in Fife has offered opportunities for countless thousands of students and benefited the people, communities and businesses of the region.

The College has evolved through the years, delivering education and training opportunities for all and contributing to the prosperity of the region and local communities.

Celebrate 125 with Fife College

This year, we are commemorating 125 years of learning with a programme of special events and initiatives that showcase its commitment to learning and community engagement. This will include:


  • Strengthening ties with educational institutions in the USA, such as Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, which share a common heritage with original founders Andrew Carnegie and George Lauder.
  • Launching a new 125th Anniversary Scholarship Programme.
  • Participating in a series of community events across the region.
  • Launching our Alumni programme, to celebrate the achievements of the College’s alumni and inspire current students through their success stories.
  • Reviving the annual Lauder Lecture, coinciding with the College’s actual birthday in October.


Keep an eye out for more details throughout the year.