Scotland’s first purpose built Gaelic Medium School celebrates 10th anniversary
Pupils, staff and parents of Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis recently celebrated 10 years since the school opened its doors to pupils. A celebratory event, organised by parent council and staff was well attended on the evening of Friday 10 November.
Around 250 guests were entertained by a variety of musical and Highland dancing demonstrations and poetry recitals were given by some pupils.
Councillor Alister Mackinnon Chair of The Highland Council’s Corporate Resources Committee and Chair of the Gaelic Strategy and Implementation Group who attended the celebratory event said: “It’s important that we mark the past 10 years since Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis first opened and reflect on the progress that Highland Council has made in delivering the provision of Gaelic Medium Education. Since 2007 we also opened Highland’s second dedicated Gaelic school - Bun-Sgoil Ghàidhlig Loch Abar in 2015 and are currently building a third dedicated Gaelic Primary School in Portree.”
Acting Head Teacher, Kirsty MacVicar said: “A huge thanks goes to the Parent Council for organising the barbeque and refreshments, and to all the pupils who performed on the evening. I would also like to thank all our pupils and support staff who helped to make the beautiful 10th anniversary bunting decorations that brighten up the school.”
When Bun-sgoil Ghaidhlig Inbhir Nis first opened to pupils on Tuesday 14 August 2007 at Slackbuie, near Inverness Royal Academy it had a school roll of 100 pupils and 45 nursery pupils. The school now has 232 pupils and 80 nursery pupils.