Tag Archives: schools

Friday photo: Bak 2 skool

I suspect there were many very excited and very many grumpy young folk this morning in the Western Isles as the new school year started.  I’m sure we all remember our first (and last) day at school and can empathise … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Time for exercise

Another couple of images from the WJ Gibson collection, this time showing a gym class in the Nicolson in 1911. As well as a cameo of Gibson himself, I like the detail in the bacg ground.  Fencing masks appear to … Continue reading

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Friday image: The Red Tongues of Point

No, The Red Tongues of Point isn’t a punk band from the Eye Peninsula but rather a reference to an outbreak of Scarlet Fever at Aird School in December 1907.  The school log book for the month notes a series of unfortunate … Continue reading

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Friday Photo; Reflections on Mingulay

Today the Islands Book Trust is hosting a two-day event to mark the centenary of the end of permanent human settlement on Mingulay, with our very own David Powell as one of the speakers!  The Trust will also be launching a … Continue reading

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St Kilda and Mingulay school log books in the news!

This week saw the formal launch online of the school log books for the abandoned islands of Mingulay and St Kilda.  Several newspapers, including the Scotsman, Herald, Sunday Express and other news websites such as the BBC have picked up … Continue reading

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