Scalpay school memories ceilidh

Scalpay School are inviting the community to join them at a cèilidh evening to mark the closing of the school and the move to Sir E Scott School.

The cèilidh will begin at 7pm on Friday 15th June in Scalpay Community Centre. A buffet will be on offer, with a dance to follow.

Anyone with connections to the school is warmly invited to attend.

The event is free, though the school asks that people could let them know if they wish to attend, so that sufficient catering can be provided. Those who have returned reply slips do not need to contact the school again.

For sale for £5 at the cèilidh will be a magazine detailing the history of the school. Those unable to attend the event but who wish to purchase the magazine can contact the school to obtain a copy.

There will also be an exhibition of photographs and artefacts in the school open from the 15th to the 29th June, with locals and visitors encouraged to drop in.

Head Teacher Aileen Macsween said: “We are anticipating a large gathering of people and plans for our evening are now in place.

“We hope that this event will provide a wonderful opportunity for folk to meet, to reminisce and to enjoy even in the midst of the sadness of the school closure.

“I would like to thank the Working Group who have put a tremendous amount of work into the organisation of our event, along with support from Tasglann Nan Eilean Siar who have provided effective advice and funding.

“I hope everybody enjoys the evening and that there will be plenty of opportunity for reminiscing and conversation.”

The project is being supported by funding from Bòrd na Gàidhlig with practical assistance from the ERDF-funded Tasglann nan Eilean Siar (Hebridean Archives).