Craft Fayre – Saturday 28 October 2017



Unveiling of Paving Stone in Honour of Robert McBeath V.C.

At 11.00 a.m. on 15 September 2017, the school held a ceremony to unveil a paving stone in honour of Robert McBeath.  The stone is part of the U.K. Government’s program to provide a paving stone for every person who won the Victoria Cross in World War 1.

We were honoured that so many people (school, community, visitors, representatives of the armed forces, police officers and representatives from Highland Council).  The citation was read by Mr Jim McKinnon who is the great-nephew of Robert McBeath.

Click on the link below to view all the photos.

Scottish National Standardised Assessments

The Scottish Government has launched the Scottish National Standardised Assessments.  It is part of National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan for Scottish Education which aims to deliver both excellence and equity in education.

There is an on-line guide for parents and carers that focuses on Assessing Children’s Progress.

Guide for Parents and Carers

Two other Scottish Government websites provide more detailed information.

Standardised Assessments

National Improvement  Framework

Youth Theatre Workshop – Durness Ages 8 and up

No Experience Necessary.  Just a willingness to try something new and to have fun.

Youth Theatre Workshop

Saturday 2 September 2017

Durness Village Hall

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Ages 8 and up

With writer-director Rachel Clive.

Rachel is an experienced theatre practitioner and drama teacher who has produced plays in many places across Scotland, and is coming to Durnessspecially for this workshop. She is keen to meet as many of the young people as possible. So come along!

Transport will be provided between Scourie/KLB and Durness.

Lunch will be provided.

No charge for the workshop, transport or lunch.

For more information contact

Tony Jackson 07543 809432 or Jill Jackson 07539 623 096

Tesco Bags of Help and the Robert McBeath Memorial Garden

We have been selected to take part in Tesco’s Bags of Help!   Our project is the creation of the Robert McBeath Memorial Garden (where the cairn and information board is situated).  The winner gets £4,000, the runner up £2,000 and third place gets £1,000.

If you shop in the Ullapool Tesco store between 1st September and 31st October, you will get a token to vote.  Alternatively if you use the “click and collect” service during these dates, you can hand in your receipts to the school office and we can take them to the store for tokens.

Please vote for us!

RS Coaches to the Rescue

As reported in a previous post, we had booked and paid for a coach to get us to and from Glasgow for our upcoming trip to Vancouver but the company went out of business suddenly last week.  Our bus crisis was reported on the high school’s Facebook page and the response through Social Media was amazing.   We received money from the local community as well as from complete strangers.

We are delighted to announce that the amazing RS Coaches has offered us a coach at cost and we have accepted.   Thank you RS Coaches and everyone who helped us with our funding emergency.

Vancouver Trip Crisis

The coach company we booked to take us to the airport in Glasgow for the Vancouver Trip (Andrew’s) has ceased trading.  Unfortunately we had already paid for the trip.  We now need to find another bus company and £1600.

Does anyone have any ideas for a replacement company?   We have posted on the school’s Facebook page this morning and there has been lots of ideas suggested.   We are working hard to explore all possibilities for another bus.

Also we will probably have to do more fundraising to find the extra money needed.