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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 August.

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 together.”

“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.”

New Sgoil Uibhist a’ Tuath officially opened

20 February 2017