Scalpay School Memories

The pupils, parents and staff of Scalpay School are planning an exciting calendar of events to mark the school’s long history before its closure next summer. A key event will be a public exhibition in June 2012 celebrating the life of the school and its place in the community, but they need your help to do it!

The school is appealing to past and present pupils, parents and staff and those with a connection to the school to contribute photographs, archives and artefacts that could feature in the exhibition of the school’s history. They’re also interested in hearing from people who would be willing to be interviewed by present and former pupils to share their Scalpay school stories.

To kick start the collecting process, and to give people a chance to find out more about plans for their final year, an informal ceilidh will be held at the school tonight between 7pm and 930pm to which all are invited to attend.

Aileen MacSween, Head teacher of Scalpay School explains: “The purpose of this evening will be to generate an interest in our school closure events by inviting the community to come and chat about old photographs and recall school memories over a cup of tea and a song or two. We will discuss our proposals to celebrate the life of Scalpay School and hopefully hear other suggestions people may have. We are hoping that as many people as possible will join us for this event.”

The project is being supported by funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig.


About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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