The new Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath has been officially opened.
The opening was performed by Rev and Mrs John Smith.
Staff and parents celebrated the event, with the ceremony also including some performances
by the school choir.
The total cost of the new campus is just under £9 million M, made up of £2.2 million
from the Scottish Government and £6.6 million by the comahirle.
Pupils and teachers moved into the new facility at the start of the school year in
Comhairle convener, Norman A MacDonald, said: “I am delighted that the we have officially
marked the opening of the new school. Staff and children are already benefitting
from this excellent education facility which provides childcare, early years and
primary education to the North Uist community in partnership with Saoghal Beag Nursery.”
Catriona Stewart, chair of education and children’s services said the new building
marked the “first time all children from all the villages in North Uist will be educated
“Sgoil Uibhist a' Tuath is the third new primary school the comhairle has built in
Uist in recent years. Schools which have been purpose built to deliver Curriculum
for Excellence with seamless transition from pre-school to P1, with the latest technology
enabling connectivity to wherever teachers deem suitable for any educational purpose.”
“I wish everyone at the school well and sincerely trust that they will thoroughly
enjoy their years in this lovely building and the adjacent sporting facilities.”