Another successful evening for Airidhantuim School memories

Another successful evening was held at Airidhantuim School for past and present pupils and staff to come together and remember their time in the school.

Two past pupils having a look at familiar faces!

Photograph albums and folders of donated pictures were passed around so all ages could compare how different school days were from generation to generation! From the fashion to the teachers!

Marion Lyon

One past pupil who attended the evening was Marion Lyon (Mòr Dhòmhnaill Dubh) who remembers Airidhantuim as the only school she ever attended. There was no Lionel Secondary then so she was in Airidhantuim until she was 14 years old. She also remembers going to school with her gas mask in tow as the country was at war at the time.

Local bard and former Airidhantuim School janitor Tormod “Stuffan” Macleod read a poem he had written to mark the closing of the school and everyone got a piece of the lovely “Airidhantuim cake” that past pupil Nicola Morrison had made. It seemed a shame to cut it!


Tormod “Stuffan” Macleod

Ace of cakes!

The staff and pupils, past and present, are now looking forward to the open week which will take place on the week of the 19th March so there will be another opportunity to reminise on the common experience of school days.

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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