A new grant scheme is being launched to help Nicolson Institute pupils travel to
The Friends of The Nicolson Trust (FOTN) will provide some financial assistance towards
The aim is to reduce the disadvantages to island students of their location in competition
or advancing their skills or knowledge.
The Rotary Club of Stornoway has set up the initiative.
Rotarian Kenneth Macdonald said: “Over many years we have seen the benefit children
derive from taking part in sporting and musical competitions at national level, the
inspiration pupils get at attending arts events. and the broadening of their outlook
when meeting others from different areas and cultures.
“It would be good to have a way everyone from the Island could contribute to a wider
education for the young people of Lewis.
“The Rotary Club of Stornoway hope this new venture will be a way to help and advance
the next generations of pupils from The Nicolson Institute.”
Funds for the new Friends of The Nicolson trust will be raised through the generosity
of former Nicholson pupils, signed up to make a small annual donation to help the
Five people have been appointed as trustees - Donald Martin (chair), Zena Stewart,
Donald John MacDonald, Agnes Rennie, and Jackie MacKay.
They will manage and develop the trust, awarding travel assistance to students in
all disciplines enabling them to partake in mainland events from sports competitions
to academic opportunities.
A formal launch event takes place in the school on Thursday.
New grants to help Nicolson pupils with mainland travel