TeachMeet success in Stornoway

Teachers from across Scotland converged on Stornoway last weekend for an innovative networking event, designed to share some of the best new ideas in education - and kick geographical isolation into touch in the process.

It was the first time a ‘TeachMeet’ has been held in the Western Isles and participants included teachers from The Nicolson Institute and other schools as well as staff from the Comhairle’s education department.

A number of teachers from the mainland also travelled to Stornoway for the event and it was hosted by an independent consultant and former English teacher, Literacy Adviser Bill Boyd - a well-kent face to those involved in education the length and breadth of the country.

Organised by Liz Sutherland, principal teacher of English in The Nicolson Institute, TeachMeet Hebrides has been hailed a success and there are hopes it will become an annual event in the Western Isles in one form or another.

The premise behind ‘TeachMeet’ is for teachers to come together in an informal setting to share ideas.

See more in this week’s Stornoway Gazette.