Remote school gets new teacher after online appeal

Kilchoan is on the Ardnamurchan peninsula

A small school in one of the remotest parts of the UK has recruited a new full-time teacher following an appeal by parents.

Kilchoan Primary on the Ardnamurchan peninsula has 15 pupils and one composite class made up of P1 to P7 pupils.

Some parents took to social media in January to help get Highland Council's job advert to as wide an audience as possible.

The local authority confirmed the post had now been filled.

Kilchoan Primary has one full-time teacher who is overseen by a cluster head, which is a head teacher who looks after a number of small schools.

The primary has another teacher who visits one day a week, a pupil support assistant, admin support and a cook.

The full-time job came up after the previous teacher in the role opted to move to part-time working.

Ardnamurchan is the most westerly part of mainland UK.

Kilchoan sits on the south coast of the vast peninsula and has views across the Sound of Mull to the island of Mull.

It has a population of about 150 people and is one of a small number of communities dotted around the edges of Ardnamurchan's mountainous interior.

Kilchoan hit the headlines last year after one of its residents - wildlife cameraman and TV presenter Hamza Yassin - won 2022's BBC Strictly Come Dancing.

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