Thursday, 29 October 2009

Pupil-less school in Durness had head for 19 years

A parish school at Durness had no pupils in it for 19 years in the late 19th C, but retained its headmaster for the duration, he having refused to leave until a change in the law led to his being sacked. A good and classic case of Scottish "oh ye bloody think so?"-ness...!

The school is currently being excavated by Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD), and local community company Durness Development Group has been involved in researching its history.

For more on the story, visit
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8329501.stm

Chris

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