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Daliburgh and Balivanich primary schools have been recognised with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and sport.


The Sportscotland Gold School Sport Award has been presented to staff and pupils.


The national initiative by the national agency, SportScotland, is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport. It also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them.


There are currently 158 Gold Schools, 281 Silver and 92 Bronze across Scotland.


Stewart Harris, chief executive of SportScotland, said: “I would like to congratulate all of the staff and pupils at Daliburgh and Balivanich for putting physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community. They should all be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement.”


Catriona Stewart, chair of education at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, said: “What a fantastic reward for the hard work of the staff and pupils of Daliburgh and Balivanich Primary Schools.


“This has been a real team effort and thanks are also due to the parents and volunteers who assist their local schools and communities.”


Daliburgh and Balivanich schools awarded gold status for sport

24 January 2017