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Remote school appoints new head teacher

Path to Scoraig. Image: Chris Eilbeck/Geography
Scoraig has no road but can be reached on foot

A head teacher has been appointed to a nine-pupil primary school on a remote peninsula which can only be reached by boat or on foot.

Highland Council had re-advertised the post at Scoraig between Little Loch Broom and Loch Broom, near Ullapool.

The local authority has appointed Alison Barr, who has been the school's acting head teacher since last December, to the post.

The £43,968-a-year job comes with an annual remote allowance of £2,124.

Scoraig has no road and can only be reached by walking about five miles along a hill track, or by small boat, as there is no ferry service.

Ms Barr was previously head teacher at Iona Primary in Argyll and Bute and has also taught in Australia.

She said: "I am very pleased to be moving to Scoraig permanently.

"I look forward to being a part of the community and working alongside enthusiastic staff, parents and children. We all have exciting times ahead."



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